Week two is here and with it an exciting list of matchups including Tampa Bay taking on their division rival the Atlanta Falcons. For Atlanta, there will be no player more important to slow down than Antonio Brown.
Brown is coming off of a solid week one performance that saw him finish with 121-receiving yards and a touchdown. It wasn’t simply the production that made Brown stand out, among a group of very talented receivers Brown looked like the best of the bunch.
The quickness we haven’t seen from Brown since he was a Steeler was there. The first step shiftiness that allowed him to be such a great route runner or to simply step on the gas and outrun the opposing defensive back was evident.
Antonio Brown is back and going to give the Atlanta Falcons secondary nightmares in week two
Atlanta is going to have to pick their poison in the second week of the season facing Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown. If they choose to focus on one of the three talented receivers in particular it should be Brown.
People forget too easily, it was just three years ago when Brown was considered one of the best receivers in football. Brown went through some off-the-field struggles before finding his way with Tom Brady and the Bucs in Tampa.
Now it appears Brown is finally healthy and on his way to putting his name back in the conversation this season. Atlanta should be very wary of this in week two perhaps opting to have the best of their struggling corners to shadow Brown.
Antonio Brown hasn’t had a 1,000-yard receiving year since 2018 in what would be his final year with the Steelers. That trend will be broken this season as Brown has a breakout year and this week it is going to come at the expense of the Atlanta Falcons.