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The Antonio Brown era in Oakland is certainly getting off to a "vocal" start, at least on social media.
Brown took to his Twitter on Sunday to spout some deep thoughts about emotion and change and let's just say Steelers fans didn't enjoy that. When a Steelers fan pointed out that JuJu Smith-Schuster was the team MVP last year, Brown revealed his actual feelings about the fumble against the Saints that cost the Steelers a the win -- and ultimately a playoff spot.
Houston Texans safety Justin Reid didn't exactly approve of what Brown had to say.
Reid wasn't the only player who took offense to what Brown said. New Rams safety Eric Weddle wasn't a fan either.
It makes sense though. Most NFL players are insanely loyal to their teammates. What Brown did to get out of Pittsburgh probably rubbed people the wrong way. Add on directly attacking teammates on Twitter and it'd be hard for many players to respect that type of behavior.
Emmanuel Sanders, who has had Twitter fights with Brown before, went on to tweet that "Quarterbacks make receivers" clearly siding with his former quarterback Ben Roethlisberger over Brown.
Brown obviously doesn't care what anyone else thinks here. He wouldn't have sent out these tweets if he did. Twitter trolls are one thing, but when you anger opposing defensive players that's an issue that can actually affect your health.
The official schedule hasn't been released yet, but the Texans do play the Raiders this season. Whenever that game happens, Brown may want to look out if he's running a route in the direction of Reid. We already know he'll be trying to light Brown up.
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