Steelers Tomlin, Brown Have a Failure to Communicate Published 2 weeks ago on January 2, 2019 By Mike Asti Antonio Brown -- JEFFREY BEALL | CC BY-SA 3.0 10shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment EmailPITTSBURGH — It wasn’t a normal Wednesday afternoon around the Steelers facility in the South Side. Mike Tomlin was not concerned with an opponent. He was not strategizing on how to stop anyone’s offense. Instead, Mike Tomlin was concerned with one of his own, his super-star receiver Antonio Brown. And the only offense he had to deal with was the offensive media, wanting to know everything possible about the latest drama surrounding AB. Tomlin attempted to explain the bizarre series of events that led to Brown not playing in the Steelers must-win week 17 game against Cincinnati. According to Tomlin, Brown, who caught 104 balls for 1,297 yards with 15 touchdowns throughout the season, did complain about a knee injury and was scheduled to have an MRI. The key is scheduled because Brown never actually went to have the test done. Tomlin also opened up about the fact that Brown failed to communicate with him throughout the week. In fact, Tomlin made it clear he has not heard from the star receiver since Sunday’s game either. Brown’s failure to communicate with the Steelers was the main determining factor in him not playing versus the Bengals. While the media were packed into a room waiting to hear the head coach speak on the latest drama involving his team, former Steeler James Harrison had a scoop of his own, recording an interview with Brown. The two former teammates and current friends in animosity towards one of the NFL’s most storied franchises were listening to Tomlin while hanging out together. It turns out one of the surprise winners in this whole mess is actually Harrison with his new career as an analyst (or whatever label you want to give him for his constant national appearances). View this post on Instagram Happy New Year. Be great. A post shared by Antonio Brown (@ab) on Jan 2, 2019 at 9:24am PST Despite the drama, and even Brown’s reported request to be traded, Tomlin would not speculate on if the relationship can be mended. As always, when it comes to the Steelers, stay tuned… 10shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment Email Related Topics:AFCAntonio BrownBen Roethlisberger. NFLCincinnati BengalsDramafeaturedFootballInstagramJames HarrisonMike TomlinPittsburgh Steelers Up Next Steelers Underachieving Season may be Blessing in Disguise Don't Miss The Curious Case of Antonio Brown Mike Asti Continue Reading You may like Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Mike Munchak Leaving Steelers for Same Position With Broncos Jerry Rice on Antonio Brown: ‘He Wants to Come Here Really Bad’ Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Latest Popular Videos Steelers15 hours ago Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Steelers History2 days ago Troy Polamalu Elected to College Football Hall of Fame NFL2 days ago Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Steelers2 days ago Steelers Confident in New OL Coach Shaun Sarrett Steelers7 days ago Antonio Brown Trade Inevitable After Rooney Comments Steelers5 days ago The Steelers 2019 Draft Could Determine Future of Franchise Steelers4 days ago Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Steelers News6 days ago Steelers Hire Pitt Alum, Sharon Native Teryl Austin Steelers6 days ago Which Teams Could be a Good Match for Steelers/Antonio Brown Trade? Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Trade Tomlin, Promote Munchak Steelers Talk7 days ago Mic Drop: Gregg Williams Should Replace Keith Butler Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Joey Porter Gone, More Steelers Change Coming Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Steelers Must Trade Antonio Brown Mike Tomlin Press Conference2 weeks ago Mike Tomlin End of Season Press Conference 1/2/19 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!