James Washington Paints Antonio Brown As A Good Teammate That Guys Learn A Lot From

James Washington Doesn't Make It Sound Like There's Much Drama In The Steelers Locker Room

Kraig Riley
September 20, 2018 - 6:21 pm
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The FAN) - Drama has been the theme surrounding the Steelers to start the season.  From tying the Browns to Antonio Brown screaming at coaches and skipping work, that's all we've heard about to start the season.

Rookie Steelers wide receiver James Washington paints things in a different light though when it comes to the teams star wide out and his role in the drama when he joined The PM Team of Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller.

"He's most definitely a hard worker.  He's a guy that you can learn from without even talking to him, just by watching him practice," Washington said about Brown.

"He's more of a 'lead by example.'  He doesn't really talk much.  He's a guy that shows up, does what he needs to do and does it to the best of his abilities."

As for his own expectations when he got drafted by the Steelers and if he thought there would be this much drama.

"No, it never crossed my mind.  Like I said, these guys are like blue-collar.  When they show up for work, they show up.  It's kind of something that I admire this team, it's a bunch of hard-workers and guys that just want to give it their all."

Given all the drama, one might think the team was addressed as a whole by Mike Tomlin about expectations for the way they handle themselves, particularly on social media.  Washington says that isn't the case.

"No, we haven't actually.  Other coaches have pretty much told us just do the right thing and make the team proud."

Click the audio below to hear more from Washington as he talked about what it's like playing for Mike Tomlin, what it was like getting drafted here with his college quarterback Mason Rudolph and who has a worse mullet, his college coach Mike Gundy of James Conner.

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