Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver Antonio Brown made the swaggiest training-camp entrance possible, because of course he did.
Good luck topping this training-camp arrival, NFL players.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown clearly wasn’t satisfied with his tradition of pulling up to training camp in a chauffeured Rolls Royce. This year, he took to the air, opting to travel to the Steelers’ facilities in Latrobe, Pa., by helicopter.
Once he landed though, the 2017 league leader in receiving yards was all business.
“I just wanted to get here on time and get ready to go,” Brown told Steelers.com’s Teresa Varley. “I am just ready to go. Ready for the new year. We know what is expected. We know what is at stake. This is the first day of the journey.”
The Madden 19 cover star seemed focused on the daunting task of finally reaching a Super Bowl for the first time in his career.
“There is always pressure to win,” Brown told Varley. “I am here to try to do everything to make sure we win”
Brown wasn’t the only Steeler to make a memorable entrance Wednesday. Steelers backup QB Landry Jones showed up carrying a mattress, which, sure.
There was one conspicuous absence in Latrobe this year: running back Le’Veon Bell, who is sitting out his second training camp in a row after the Steelers refused to give him the long-term deal he believes he deserves.
Brown actually called Bell out for this back in May long before contract talks stalled, as reported by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
“The first rule of getting better is showing up. You can’t make anything better without showing up … [To] make everyone understand where he wants to be — he wants to be here not just for this year, but years to come — come out here and show up. Show up and get better and show guys you’re serious.”
Maybe Brown should have let Bell ride his helicopter.