Pittsburgh Steeler star wideout Antonio Brown has been ruled out for Saturday's playoff game at Denver due to his having a concussion, the team announced this morning.
WR Antonio Brown has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Denver. MORE: https://t.co/YczMIPd4y8— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 15, 2016
This is a large blow to the Steelers, because his 16 receptions and two touchdowns in the week 15 matchup was the most that Denver had surrended to any WR, all season. Brown's presence forces defenses to adjust. Without him, and with an ailing Rothlisberger at quarterback, the Steelers are looking at an uphill--no, up the mountain--battle. No, War. World war.
Military analogies aside, the other thing this brings out is that Cinicinnati Linebacker Vontaze Burfict and Cornerback Adam Jones' claims that Burfict didn't hit Brown in last week's wildcard game, and that Brown was "faking," are brought to light as fully erroneous. It's a pretty safe bet that Brown would not carry on a falsehood to the next game in order to make some point or get sympathy.
Here is Jones' since erased tweet on the matter--FOUL LANGUAGE WARNING:
Let's check in on Pacman Jones and his postgame thoughts...ok then pic.twitter.com/z6KD2dongb— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 10, 2016
Sit back and enjoy the show, Ravens Nation. Without Brown, the Steelers lose a lot of metal.
The bright side for Steeler Nation is that they can look forward to Pacman Jones' apology.