Thursday’s “first call” features Antonio Brown’s latest social media meltdown. Jay Glazer quells any quarterback controversy with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Additionally, we have updates on Joe Burrow’s health in Cincinnati and Baker Mayfield’s starting status with the Carolina Panthers.
AB goes after TB12
Antonio Brown is using social media to criticize his former teammate Tom Brady.
AB apparently doesn’t think it’s right for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to give Brady a 10-day break in the middle of camp to go home and be with his family. “Tom Brady rigs the game” brown tweeted. “gets 14 days [to] go home to get your mind [right] LOL. Now you see the difference. Wear that (expletive).”
Brown also attacked Alex Guerrero, Brady’s private health guru.
“Alex War [sic] You think I won’t let you get hit with TB12, boy, stop messing with me Boy collecting dollars [sic] n take money from players too”, brown tweeted.
Brown has had a problem with Guerrero in the past. Brown insists that Guerrero did not pay part of the $100,000 the receiver paid him for his services. The first time Brown went after Guerrero was when Mr. Big Chest accidentally posted your own online banking information.
Brady encouraged the Bucs to sign Brown when he was a free agent in 2020. They then won a Super Bowl together before AB had a Breakdown shirtless in New York and was cut at the end of 2021.
According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, Mitch Trubisky will be the Steelers’ starting quarterback, despite the hype surrounding rookie Kenny Pickett.
That’s from a video he posted Wednesday on Twitter from Saint Vincent College.
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 17, 2022
“This is Mitch’s team,” Glazer said. “He will be the starting quarterback this year in Pittsburgh. But they also have their future this year in Kenny Pickett.”
Glazer is known to be close with Mike Tomlin and has gotten some scoops on the Steelers as a result.
However, this isn’t exactly breaking news. Throughout training camp and the offseason, Trubisky has been treated like the number one quarterback. Now we’ll just have to see how long that lasts after a brutal six-week regular season start for the team.
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baker wins the battle
Baker Mayfield looks ready to land on his feet in Carolina.
According to to AtleticoThe Panthers are expected to name Mayfield as their starting quarterback against Mayfield’s former team, the Cleveland Browns, for Week 1 of the 2022 season.
After being acquired via trade from Cleveland this offseason, Mayfield has been competing with Sam Darnold for the starting job in Carolina. But coach Matt Rhule is expected to make a QB decision public by the time the Panthers play New England for a preseason game Friday night.
Mayfield played a series during the Panthers’ preseason opener against the Washington Commanders. It was a 13-play drive that stalled after Mayfield and center Pat Elfein faltered at snap.
Joe Burrow Update
Meanwhile, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow seems to think he’ll be fine to start Week 1 against the Steelers.
Speaking to the assembled media for the first time since his appendectomy on July 26, Burrow said his appendix ruptured and he needed surgery as a result.
“You are in a hospital for many days and you start to feel like a sick person,” Burrow said via ESPN.com “So you want to go back out with the guys and feel healthy again. … When you get cut and do all those things, your core is going to lose some muscle and some strength just to get it back.”
Burrow was scheduled to participate in team exercises Wednesday for the first time since the procedure.
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