WATCH: Antonio Brown on Recent Struggles, Falcons

Steelers WR says he and Roethlisberger 'communicate a lot'

Josh Rowntree
October 05, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown tried to shoot down speculation of a possible rift between he and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Friday. 

“Me and Ben laugh about you guys creating drama, writing about us, trying to create adversity and distractions,” Brown said, when asked about his sideline communication with backup quarterback Josh Dobbs. “We actually text about it, laughing. We communicate a lot on text messages about you guys.”

“I don’t know what you guys are watching, who you talk to or what you guys are looking for. We’re just trying to play winning football.”

When asked what is said in the text messages between the two Pittsburgh stars, Brown emphatically replied, “Mind your business.”

The Steelers host an Atlanta team Sunday in a similar situation as Pittsburgh, which is 1-2-1. Atlanta sits at 1-3 with, like the Steelers, one of the NFL’s most talented receiving corps, led by All-Pro Julio Jones. 

“He’s one of the greatest to play,” Brown said. “There’s nothing he can’t do in a stadium as far as catching and running, getting downfield. A top wideout.”

Brown was asked what his relationship was with Jones. He replied, “it doesn’t matter.”

Pittsburgh has been on of the NFL’s worst team’s on third down conversions this season, sitting 28th currently.

“We just all have got to get on the same page in regards of fundamentally playing, finding a way to move the chains and stay on the field,” Brown added.

The chemistry between Brown and Roethlisberger has been put under a microscope. 

Through for games, Brown has 29 receptions for 272 yards and three touchdowns. He is on pace for his fewest yards per game since 2012 and is sitting at just 9.4 yards per catch, the worst number of his career. 

But Browns seems to think things with Roethlisberger will pick up.

“It’s like Wi-Fi,” Brown added. “Sometimes the connection is poor. Sometimes the connection is great. But it’s always connected.”