AB traded to Raiders for?
Rollers
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03-10-2019, 08:39 PM

pretty much nothing.  a 3rd and a 5th.  More great moves by the Steelers.

https://www.pennlive.com/steelers/2019/0...eturn.html

Here's some truth for you. Colbert folds and eats over 20 million in dead money this year.

Losers

Kevin Colbert, Steelers general manager: Colbert swore up and down that they were comfortable holding on to Brown unless they received "significant compensation" in return. This deal tells a different story.

Trading Brown for only two mid-round picks -- at a significant cost to the team's salary cap -- shows the Steelers were ready to take the best offer possible. And there weren't many good offers to choose from, possibly because Brown only would accept going to a team ready to pay him. Brown will count as $21 million on Pittsburgh's cap this year, nearly as much as Ben Roethlisberger. Colbert now has to replace Brown's production with far less cap space to do so. Brown certainly deserves his share of blame in how his relationship with the organization deteriorated, but Colbert is the one paying for it. Usually eating anywhere near this much "dead money" only happens when teams have to cut some huge personnel mistake, not the league leader in touchdowns.

Here's the big winner. Note the 3 post season wins in 8 years but Tomlin never has had a losing season right?

Winners

Mr. Big Chest: It often ends ugly for Hall of Famers with their original team, but the last few months between Antonio Brown and Pittsburgh were particularly gnarly. While Brown's complaints about his quarterback and his coach will hurt his chances for a ceremonial one-day contract to retire a Steeler someday, I suspect Brown doesn't regret a word.

He wanted to play with a different quarterback, he wanted a fresh start and he wanted more money. He'll get all of that and more in Oakland. The Raiders are a lot further away from competing for a championship than the Steelers, but it's not like Brown's legacy was built on postseason success. The Steelers won a total of three playoff games in eight seasons with Brown as a starter, no matter how many passes he caught. His outrageous numbers and ability to get open in any situation is yet another reminder how difficult it is for one player to carry a team to a title. That elusive championship is less likely in Oakland and Las Vegas, but let's face it: It was unlikely regardless.

In the game of getting paid, no receiver is doing better than Brown. He made $33.79 million over the last two years with the Steelers and now gets a huge upgrade in his contract that guarantees an extra $30 million. In a league designed to limit a player's power because of nonguaranteed contracts, Brown and agent Drew Rosenhaus took on one of the NFL's most venerable franchises and won.

NFL Network "Free Agency Frenzy" producers: Couldn't the Steelers have waited until free agency coverage started Sunday? The Brown trade -- coming after reports of deals for Michael Bennett and Olivier Vernon on Friday --- serves as a reminder that the NFL offseason has changed in shape and scope. Big-time trades are now commonplace and teams don't even consider waiting for free agency to begin making moves. For Brown, this trade was the culmination of a plan months in the making.

This entire episode -- lovingly chronicled on his Instagram Stories -- also raised Brown's profile to a new level. Like many No. 1 receivers before him, Brown wants to dominate attention like he dominates the ball. Business is booming.



I am sick of this organization
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tsmith2219
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03-10-2019, 11:09 PM

Since he is still technically a member of the Steelers until Tuesday and the Steelers got nothing for him because of his poor behavior.  I wonder if they can file a conduct detrimental to the team to try to recoup some of his bonus to get salary cap relief.  I would just for the principal of it! I know they won't but they should!
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03-10-2019, 11:25 PM

Winners: the Steelers fan base. Good-bye Over-inflated-Chesty-Ass-Clown-#1

A 3rd and a 5th could be packaged to move up, if necessary. High draft picks don't = success. Brady was a fifth rounder. Save me the 'value talk'. At this point in 2010, we were talking 'value' too - and were wrong. Let's revisit that draft. PRIOR to AB, these were the WR's selected: Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Arrelious Benn, Golden Tate, Damian Williams, Brandon LaFell, Emmanuel Sanders, Jordan Shipley, Eric Decker, Andre Roberts, Armanti Edwards, Taylor Price, Mardy Gilyard, Mike Williams, Marcus Easley, Jacoby Ford, David Reed, Riley Cooper, Kerry Meier, Carlton Mitchell, and Dezmon Briscoe all had "value" over a reciever named "Antonio Brown" at No. 195.

I 'value' the blue-collar ethic and (perceived) identity of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know it's all fluff, but it's traditional fluff. It's the perception of that fluff that has been tainted in the last couple years by Marcanibus, Big Chest, and Imma-need.

Good riddance.
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03-10-2019, 11:37 PM

I agree good riddance! But his behavior was detrimental to the team and hurts their ability to sign others I believe they have a strong case to recoup bonus money if they decided to push it rather than we will take our poultry peanut we received and turn the other cheek.
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