Antonio Brown Starting To Dial Up The Heat

April 6th, 2021

Is furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing free agent receiver Antonio Brown starting to get antsy with the Bucs? He sure seems like he’s starting to go public with his desire to return.

Brown, who this week put up a video on his Instagram stories account the goings-on in a packed Orlando nightclub replete with scantily-clad women grinding in what looks like a house party in his honor, has taken to the Bucs’ Instagram account with a simple two-word request.

The Bucs posted a graphic that displayed the numbers of the Bucs free agents who have returned to the team. There is a clear absence of one number: 81. That would be Brown.

So in a reply to the Bucs’ posting of the graphic, Brown (his Instagram handle is “@ab”) typed, “Sign @ab.”

In a funny reply to Brown, Bucs linebacker Devin White wrote, “waiting on you.”

So Brown wants to play for the Bucs,; this much is clear. And his teammates want him back. That much is clear.

So what’s the hangup? Joe thinks we all know the answer.

64 Responses to “Antonio Brown Starting To Dial Up The Heat”

  1. Magicbuc Says:


  2. Drebucsfan Says:

    Letsss goooo AB!!!

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    This is what Social Justice is about. You don’t get or deserve equal anything when you live your life the way AB has. There is a consequence. Sure, sign him back, heckuva player but he ain’t no model citizen and can’t be depended upon…so o dough. And I understand with a trial planned for December, he may not be around…so not worth a whole lot of money. Pay hin the least possible, keep him down because he’s never to going to be anyone’s #1 due his own behavior…and be ready to kick him to the curb. 1 or 2 mil max.

  4. Bucanero Says:

    Social Justice? No, no, no… plain justice is fine. Liabilities need to be reflected on his contract but so do abilities and he is one competent WR. Let Licht calculate the risk and get him signed but it is obvious he deserves a moderate raise all in all.

  5. gotbbucs Says:

    Trying to strong arm the organization publicly is not a brilliant move. This should remind the front office how playing with fire can get you burnt. Is this an innocent little move as far as Brown is concerned? Yes. Now though, Devin White is also publicly involved.
    Once Brown gets his sh!t show rolling down hill it collects more and more bodies as it goes.
    I don’t see Mike Evans or Chris Godwin going out on a limb and politicking to bring Brown back.

    I don’t like this at all, and I’m guessing the organization doesn’t like this public negotiating either.

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    AB would be a hell of a return, but I trust Licht all day with the business and the draft.

  7. DoooshLaRue Says:

    He’s gonna hang himself, professionally speaking.
    Might be a brilliant strategy by the Bucs to see if he’ll show his true colors, professionally speaking again.
    They know who he is and what he’s capable of off field.
    Maybe they’re testing him?

  8. Gofortheface30 Says:

    “Devin white publicly involved.” Wut dude? Don’t you worry about Devin White. Number one he isn’t leaning on bucs, said anything really that puts heat on the organization. Devin White, in no uncertain terms basically said – well sign the contract biatch, take it or leave it.

  9. Robert Says:

    all this bs about his off the field issues etc………so, he should take less like a scrub. I hope he moves on. And all those that defended jw and are against this man getting paid are wack! Course, I knew you was wack for backing jw.

  10. Alvin Says:

    [Never wrote what you accused Joe of. Learn to read simple English, please. — Joe]

  11. Alvin Says:

    Y’all are reaching. Devin White just made it clear that he wants brown back. There’s no heat in this situation at all.

  12. Robert Says:

    nope Alvin. AB extending an olive branch is what it is. Do the same Licht- and why would ME (wah, I need my 1000 yards) or CG (my hands don’t work in the playoffs) want to compete with this man. They DON’T! He is better than either of them.

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Doooslrue…Also a theory of mine that no teams will sign him till he can go one offseason without an “incident.”

  14. This Guy Says:

    Just my opinion, but I believe there is already some kind of deal worked out.
    The Bucs need to do some more work to ensure they can sign their rookie class and once that is done, AB will be signed.

  15. Alvin Says:

    Mike and Chris both are unselfish. They welcomed AB with open arms and they will do so again. All they care about is winning not who shines or gets the balls. That’s neither of their characters. Brady will not allow a selfish individual on his team.

  16. Get it done Says:

    AB is at the very worst the 2nd best receiver on the team in terms of skill level. He was the best in the league for a couple years, he’s worth a couple mil more than the min they got him for. Just pay the dude to repeat man

  17. Cainishere Says:

    When your receivers get injured that’s when you wish you had Antonio Brown but then it will be too late you should sign him now

  18. SlyPirate Says:

    Here’s what we know …
    >Licht: The Bucs made AB and offer.
    >AB: He wants to return.
    >BA: The two sides are negotiating.

    The Bucs hold all the cards and it’s in Licht’s best interest to drag it out. AB doesn’t have much of a market. The draft and FA Round 2 will bring greater supply of WR and lower AB’s value even more.

  19. Pewter Power Says:

    We can’t be screwing with anyone else salary to sign him. If he signs on the cheap he’d be here. If anyone else was throwing big money his way he’d be gone already so probably we are offering in the range of what anyone else has offered unless we are the only ones with an offer on the table

  20. Pewter941 Says:

    I hope we sign him, it will open the draft for us. We have a super bowl winning roster, and with no holes, wont be pigeon holed into any picks.

  21. SB~LV Says:

    Guy is running low on money…
    AB is wired real real tight !

  22. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Robert Says:
    April 6th, 2021 at 1:59 pm
    nope Alvin. AB extending an olive branch is what it is. Do the same Licht- and why would ME (wah, I need my 1000 yards) or CG (my hands don’t work in the playoffs) want to compete with this man. They DON’T! He is better than either of them.


    You sir, are an Idiot plain and simple. AB made his bed. ME and CG are both better people, better teammates and better players. You especially showed your stupidity by putting CG down with your myopic take. Dude had pins in his fingers and his catch rate last yr was a Ridiculous 77.4%!!!!!!!!!1
    Find another WR in the league with that catch rate!
    I will wait.

  23. BucEmUp Says:

    There is a reason tons of teams are not throwing money at him. Everyone knows he is still a major liability and one drunk night away from renewing his membership with the slapahoe tribe and being suspended indefinitely. That along with cap space and he probably wants more than a one year deal.

    Nobidy quesitons his ability but there is always that fear of him not only getting in trouble but causing a huge distraction on the team.I would love to have him back but it has to be at a price that makes sense for everyone…not just him. Unfortunately he has given up his leverage with his past antics and showing how he is willing to turn on those that were there for him in the blink of an eye

  24. Buddhaboy19 Says:

    Not a huge AB fan, but he catches everything thrown his way. He has great hands, and stepped up when Chris Godwin got a case of the dropsies late in the year and playoffs.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Licht has the leverage….and AB knows he needs to be signed before the draft or he may be replaced with a draft pick.

    I suspect they’ll get a deal done.

    What can Brown do for you?

    If Evans or Godwin go down……we need Brown!!!

  26. Robert Says:

    slapahoe tribe? ah the good ole days

  27. Swampbuc Says:

    DWhite said sign the contract in front of you, AB. Duh.

  28. ClwJB Says:

    Our current FO has shown a clear ability to select quality WR throughout the draft – Evans/Godwin/Miller/TJohnson/Watson as recent examples – don’t overpay AB, replace him with a speedy, gadget play type option if he doesn’t take your offer

  29. Cobraboy Says:

    From my luxury office throne, it doesn’t seem Brown is “turning up the heat.” Sounds more like Brown is “feeling the heat.”

  30. Cobraboy Says:

    It seems like Justin Watson has fallen off a cliff.

  31. Gordon Says:

    BUCS are your team AB so be with them in Florida to completed your happiness in your final years!

  32. Lord Cornelius Says:

    lmao i love Devin White

  33. daniel Da Man Says:

    He is hoping the fan base will cause the ownership to make better offers ?
    Hee hau to that
    Rains every day in Seattle. Bummer

  34. Buczilla Says:

    If AB comes back in his pre-whackjob form he would be the best receiver and one of the best players on the team. He’s also absolutely untrustworthy and can fall off the wagon again at any instant. Good luck Licht!

  35. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Bucs should give him a take it or leave deal heavy on incentive with lots of out clauses for bad behavior. Bucs have all the leverage.

  36. 813bucboi Says:

    yall sound like a bunch of scared b!tche$!!!!!!….lol….

    AB is a liability…LMAO!!!!!

    AB is only a very talented WR in our locker room….

    AB has fell in line….and he’ll stay in-line…

    SIGN AB!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  37. gotbbucs Says:

    Bucs fan’s are still some of the dumbest in the NFL.

    They throw AB a bone and accept him into the locker room when no other team would touch him with a ten foot pole. Brady force feeds him the ball so he can reach his contract escalators at the end of the year. Now he wants top dollar, but nobody is willing to give it to him because guess what………he’s a ticking time bomb.
    …..and some of you would just bend over backwards and give him whatever he wants, just like he’s accustomed to. Dumb.

    Is he a top talent in the NFL? Yes. Is he one of the riskiest players to sign right now? Yes. This is Brown’s bed, that he made for himself. Arians is not the kind of guy that is just going to let this little diva have his way. There’s too much to risk.

    And yes, these little social media posts right now are harmless, but consider the author and his history. He’s a habitual line stepper, and the line is always pushed with him. Just wait, he’ll blow up again when he doesn’t get his way.

  38. Bojim Says:

    You’re a dork robert.

  39. Anonymous Says:

    Dude is NASTY!!!!! Get creative with the money, and meet somewhere near the middle. LFG.

  40. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Dude is NASTY!!!!! Get creative with the money, and meet somewhere near the middle. LFG.

  41. DoooshLaRue Says:


    I find myself asking questions like:

    Does God exist?
    Did the chicken precede the egg?

    How the hell do you upload an avatar to JBF?

    Do you have any answers for me?


    He clearly wants to play for the Bucs and I have always promoted his talent as the best WR on the team but the public out cry is now making me a bit nervous and the lack of input or encouragement from Brady is another red flag. This could be a test to see how far Brown will go before he snaps.

  43. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    AB should be back, let JL and BA find the way in a contract to be safe for bucs and excepted for ab. he is very good player, most important TB12 love him. Bring him back, stop with BS social justice, and model citizen… for got sake, look at WH ..what kind of model citizen you find there….starting 20 + years ago… continue as we speak. bring the man, with what you can afford… i don’t care his character is weak… tie him with a smart contract… let him play with us… and let him make his living… we are in football business, not model citizen, Christian value…and such….stop the hypocrisy. We want AB back.

  44. Cobraboy Says:

    @Doosh: Yes, I have all the answers. The world should pay close attention.

    “If God did not exist, it would be necessary for Mankind to create Him.”

    “A specific protein in the ovary of a chicken is necessary for an egg to form, therefore the chicken had to come first.”
    -Dr. Colin Freeman
    Sheffield University, Department of Engineering Materials

    It’s not an avatar. It’s a “gravatar.” Get one…

    😉 😉 😉 😉

  45. lambeau Says:

    It’s simple: AB has a better offer–or not.

  46. DaBux Says:

    AB better sign before the draft. Just some friendly advice.

  47. JC Says:

    Then, when the Bucs’ go 4 for 11 in touchdowns the first 3 games in the redzone… the first question will be… We should have signed Antonio Brown!

  48. DoooshLaRue Says:


    I like your takes but now I’m really lost on the avatar.

  49. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Hope they sign AB, he makes the Bucs better. But he has to be willing to work with the numbers the Bucs give him. Great talent but no leverage because of previous antics. Again hope he signs, he was an excellent teamate last year as posted here by Joe and he is a huge positive X factor for the offense this year. GO BUCS !!!!!

  50. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Magic Buc answered this one right at the top.

    $$$ Indeed.

    AB wants to play in Tampa. The Bucs want AB to play in Tampa.

    The NFL salary cap does not want AB in Tampa.

    As the man once said, “It’s as simple as that!” – Lovie Smith

  51. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Antonio Brown’s best Catch % in his Career???…………..OH 72% in 2020 with the BUCCANEERS!
    Chris Godwin caught 77.4% last yr.
    Keep bringing up a couple bad games where he played with a broken finger with pins in it.
    SMDH at the uninformed that like to say ish they think is true.

  52. MarkR Says:

    Buczilla has it right. AB is clearly the best receiver of the three (AB, ME & CG) & clearly unreliable off the field. So pay the man what he’s worth but not in guaranteed money.. Maybe incentivlsing him monetarily will keep him in line – maybe

  53. Blue coffee Says:

    I love everything about our SB champs BUCS,…
    Even AB drama,… Ha, ha, ha,…
    GO BUCS!

  54. Richard Robinson Says:

    I guess he supposed to play for free u idiots if he was another color it will be swept under the carpet don’t nobody mention Pittsburgh Ed cb but it’s ok to rape when your white right

  55. Richard Robinson Says:

    Brady didn’t do nothing without the refs 11 pinaltys to 1 game was fixed

  56. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Screw AB. I never wanted him and I was right that he would make little difference during the season. He had 1-3 good plays…that’s it. He simple is not worth the investment.

    Save some money. Get a young WR and hope that we find another Godwin to replace Mike Evans when the time eventually comes.

  57. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Richard Robinson Says:
    “Brady didn’t do nothing without the refs 11 penalties to 1 game was fixed”

    Do you realize how many penalties the Bucs got called for last year? Get out of here with that junk. Refs have targeted us for a decade. Ever since Dungy left, really. So 2 decades.

  58. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    MarkR Says
    “AB is clearly the best receiver of the three (AB, ME & CG)”

    No basis in fact, lol.

  59. Randell Jackson Phares Says:

    Brown makes the offense better. When all he does is fly down the field, the other team don’t think about all his off field antics, they just break out in fear, just knowing what he is capable of. Back 2 back is difficult, my old team only did it twice, I think you guys will need AB before the 2021 season ends.

  60. Cobraboy Says:

    Doosh: google “Gravatar”, go to their website, sign up for a gravatar, upload your chosen image, and whenever you post on a WordPress-based website, your ” gravatar” will appear.

    “Simple as that.”

  61. adam from ny Says:

    also they need to sign AB, then CG will have lower numbers next year and his bargaining power on a contract will be a little less…

    with ME13, CG14 and AB81…all of them will be struggling to have 1000 yard seasons…

    and with all these tight ends…omg…

    the team could be potentially the number one offense in the league and have zero 1000 yard receivers with this full stack of talent…

    it’s truly possible

  62. Chillbuc Says:

    Mr . Robinson, we are growing tired of certain things. Please quit trying to divide the country further. I don’t think you are ready for what might happen. Thanks dude!

  63. Mo Says:

    AB wants too much. He’s a great player and was a model citizen this past season, but he has a lot of baggage, not to mention a civil court case against him in December. It’s apparent other teams are hesitant to sign him. He needs to wake up and take his antics into account and lower his $ expectations

  64. Eddie Marz Says:

    Sign him! He’s still playing at a high level. But he’s gone to know playing for a Super Bowl team is more valuable than a big contract.