Steelers Tomlin, Brown Have a Failure to Communicate Published 6 months ago on January 2, 2019 By Mike Asti Antonio Brown -- JEFFREY BEALL | CC BY-SA 3.0 11shares 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). Mention Steelers Now and save $10! 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… 11shares 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 Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti manages both Steelers Now and Pittsburgh Sports Live. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Exclusive with Steelers Youth Football Coordinator Joe Lofton Exclusive with Former Steeler Jason Chery Steelers DC Keith Butler Putting Emphasis on Situational Football Mic Drop: Who Will Lead Future of Steelers? James Conner Stars In New Adidas Ad, But Remains a Reluctant Star Steelers to Host Family Fest Practice at Heinz Field on Aug 4 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 Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers Interviews23 hours ago Exclusive with Steelers Youth Football Coordinator Joe Lofton Steelers Interviews3 days ago Exclusive with Former Steeler Jason Chery Steelers Interviews5 days ago Steelers WR Diontae Johnson Talks Unique Style, Rookie Expectations Analysis6 days ago Steelers DC Keith Butler Putting Emphasis on Situational Football Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Who Will Lead Future of Steelers? Steelers Interviews5 days ago Steelers WR Diontae Johnson Talks Unique Style, Rookie Expectations Steelers7 days ago James Conner Stars In New Adidas Ad, But Remains a Reluctant Star Steelers Interviews3 days ago Exclusive with Former Steeler Jason Chery Steelers7 days ago Steelers to Host Family Fest Practice at Heinz Field on Aug 4 Analysis6 days ago Steelers DC Keith Butler Putting Emphasis on Situational Football Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Who Will Lead Future of Steelers? Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Minicamp, Day 3 Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Business Attitude with Steelers, Secondary a Key Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Minicamp, Day 2 Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Minicamp, Day 1 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!