Oakland Raiders: Antonio Brown expected to finish out training camp
Antonio Brown was back at practice Saturday for the Oakland Raiders as a full participant. He’ll look to finish these final days of training camp in Napa with the team.
Business is back and boomin for Antonio Brown after being a full participant at the Oakland Raiders Saturday walkthrough practice. As of now, it looks like Brown will finish off these final days of training camp in Napa.
Before you know it, we will be seeing plenty of videos surface again of Derek Carr slinging it to the best wide receiver in the league. Unless you were living under a rock, then you would know that Brown has been the talk of the NFL over the last 10 days, from frostbitten feet to NFL grievances over an helmet.
Despite it being a selfish reason for him to leave the team over a helmet. It was quite overblown and even taken out of context for some of the talking heads.
It just goes to show you everyone’s agenda who immediately slandered Brown and the Oakland Raiders. Unfortunately, I would expect these narratives of Brown to continue until he debuts on Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos in Week 1. A nice chunky stat line would just be a great Kermit the Frog drinking tea meme to the critics.
Now that he is back at practice, his presence will only benefit the team more.
The cornerbacks will be able to raise their game guarding Brown and soak in that experience. I’d bet that Gareon Conley and Trayvon Mullen are sure to want to get Brown back after he dusted those two at his first practice. Those were excellent teaching moments for those two that can enhance their press coverage and ability to jam receivers.
It’s simply not just the cornerbacks who benefit, but the whole team as well. Just imagine how his teammates will feed off his energy or the plays he makes. It’ll get an offense insanely hyped and agitate a defense when they’re getting gutted by him.
Practice is sure to raise to new heights with him there after all of that loss time. However, his absence wasn’t all that bad. In fact, it was a double-edged sword. While Brown was out, it allowed extra reps to be given to receivers who otherwise would be limited like Keelan Doss.
Thanks to those reps the Oakland Raiders coaching staff now have an idea of these depth receivers. It gave way to J.J. Nelson who has a role on the offense.
So I don’t necessarily think Antonio Brown being away was that detrimental as it seems. Luckily for the Raiders, he is now back and ready to go. Seeing him dawn the Silver and Black in pregame warmups against the Arizona Cardinals was a sight for sore eyes. It’ll look even greater when the lights are shining on Monday Night Football in Oakland.
Business is back and Boomin!