Antonio Brown may be gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he hasn’t left the bitter taste of his departure behind. Not by a long shot. Following a Twitter spat with former teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster, more NFL players are calling out the newly-minted Oakland Raiders wideout.
Among the defenders eager to face Brown next season is Houston Texans safety Justin Reid. The former third-round pick from Stanford took to Twitter to send a strong message to Brown.
Retweeting Brown’s criticism of Smith-Schuster, Reid declared that he respects Brown’s skills, but can’t wait to “smash” him. Reid is scheduled to get his chance as the Texans take on the Raiders at home this season.
Brown was sent to the Raiders in a trade earlier this off-season after a public falling out between him and the Steelers’ brass.
I respect his game but I can’t wait to smash this dude 😂 No need for that https://t.co/luWgSZqCOB
— Justin Reid (@jreid_viii) April 7, 2019
But while Reid is no doubt excited to be getting a chance to take down Brown, he won’t be the first to try.
Even with consistent double-coverages over the year, Brown racked up receptions, yards, and touchdowns at a staggering rate while he was with the Steelers.
Brown has recorded at least 100 receptions and 1,000 yards in each of the last six seasons, earning six of his seven career Pro Bowls in the process.
The former Steelers wideout also led the league in touchdowns this past season, hauling in a career-high 15 in 15 games.