Peter King on the Steelers: "I Think People Look At Like It's A Circus"

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Joe Kapp
January 29, 2019 - 3:10 pm
Mike Tomlin & Antonio Brown

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - NBC Sports Analyst and well known writer Peter King joined The Cook and Joe Show Tuesday from Radio Row at the Super Bowl to weigh in on the story being discussed by most at the Super Bowl. Will Antonio Brown be back with the Steelers or will he be traded?

"If I were to lay a dollar down on it in Vegas I would bet he would go," King said. "But the Steelers are not like any other organization." 

King points out that the Steelers have always done the best thing for the team and giving them the best chance to be successful and not go with the popular opinion of the fans.

But King points out that AB will have work to do before he could be welcomed back.

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"He has to acknowledge in some way that what happened in the last week of last year is intolerable…Is totally unprofessional and unacceptable and will never happen again. He has to do that," King added. "If Mike Tomlin just starts it again and he comes back...that is unacceptable. and so in my opinion when you look at it I would look at it and say if he (Tomlin) does not do something to sort of reign Antonio Brown back in then they should get rid of him."

So what about Tomlin? Should he be extended?

"If I were Mike Tomlin I would go to Art Rooney and say if you have questions about me really...don't do it," King said. "We have to be about results here with the Pittsburgh Steelers. We didn't do well enough last year. If we do well enough this year I will be here for a long time."

King acknowledges that the AB situation needs to be resolved before the Tomlin extension can be discussed.

So with all of this drama...is the national perspective of the Steelers that it's a circus?

"I believe that Dan Rooney would not have allowed this to happen," King added. "I think Art Rooney II is still getting his sea legs in how to manage a major crisis like this.”