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Tim Benz: Antonio Brown adds salt to Steelers wounds

Tim Benz
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown scores a touchdown as Miami Dolphins cornerback Jomal Wiltz attempts to defend, during the first half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Talk about salt in the wounds. Actually, this is worse than salt in the wounds. More like lemon juice.

Or vinegar. Maybe battery acid.

While the Pittsburgh Steelers were losing to the Seattle Seahawks, Antonio Brown was making a positive impact in a New England Patriots’ blowout win over the Miami Dolphins.

The former Steeler All-Pro had four catches for 56 yards in his New England debut.

The Pats won 43-0. Brown had one of the New England touchdowns on this throw from Tom Brady.

On the way out of the stadium, Brown didn’t talk to reporters. That’s rare for him after a win that features a Mr. Big Chest touchdown.

Bill Belichick did speak. A little bit. At least about Brown’s game. Not about Brown being allowed to play despite the civil suit rape allegations pending against him.

“I’ve already commented on that,” Belichick said. “I’m not going to say any more.”

Actually, he didn’t really comment at all previously. But who is keeping track?

In football terms, Belichick said, “We run the offense. Try to throw the ball to the guy who is open. We haven’t changed that in 20 years.”

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was a little bit more effusive.

“It was a good start,” Brady said after the win. “I was just trying to find the open guy and he was snapping off some routes.”

Brady noted that the touchdown throw was an alert at the line of scrimmage. So, already there appears to be some instant on-field chemistry between the two, even though Brady said they “have a long way to go.”

Geez, what’s it going to look like when they get closer? The Patriots have outscored their opponents 76-3 in their first two games.

New England’s next victi… uh… opponent will be the New York Jets in Foxborough, Mass. next Sunday. So expect a full week of reunion hype for Brown and Le’Veon Bell.

I know. My stomach is feeling queasy already, too.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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