Source Tells ESPN That Bryant Indeed Wants Out Of Pittsburgh

For a second week in a row we’re sure to be talking about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant potentially wanting the team to trade him prior to the league deadline.

By now, you’ve probably seen Bryant’s post-game Instagram posts in which he claimed that rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is not a better player than he is. Additionally, Bryant seemingly urged the Steelers on his social media account to trade him.

“JuJu is no where near better than me, fool,” Bryant posted. “All they need to do is give me what I want and y’all can have JuJu and whoever else.”

Despite Bryant saying last week that he didn’t ask the Steelers to trade him recently, it’s becoming more and more clear that he’s unhappy with his role with the team and that he wants out of Pittsburgh as soon as possible.

“He wants out,” a source close to Bryant said, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. “Point blank.”

Who is that source? It’s really hard to say. While it could be his agent Tom Santanello, one would think he’d have no problem with Fowler attributing the quotes to him if he was the source.

Bryant was targeted just twice in the Steelers Sunday win over the Cincinnati Bengals and he finished the game with one catch for 3 yards and a rush for 2 yards.

Prior to Sunday’s game, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network claimed that sources had told him that Bryant would be a big part of the Steelers Sunday offensive game plan and that he wouldn’t be subbed out like he’s been the last several weeks. That didn’t come to fruition, however, as Smith-Schuster still saw plenty of playing time against the Bengals.

This past Thursday, Steelers team president Art Rooney II said the team has no intentions of trading Bryant. With the NFL trade deadline quickly approaching, it will be interesting to see if Rooney has a change of heart as a result of Bryant’s most recent social media outburst.

Even if Bryant isn’t traded, you have to wonder if he might ultimately be suspended by the team for a few weeks for conduct detrimental to the team.

  • Milton Farfara

    I think the best way to tell if Bryant will become trade bait is if we see a massive increase in targets and production next week. As of now he has very little trade value to the Steelers. I for one still am holding out hope for a resurgence in both his production and maturity. It’d be a shame for him to not continue to grow as a mature adult after all he did to get back into the league. Surely compared to that, “growing up” should in theory be very simple to do.

  • Get the guy on the field and get him the ball we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

  • Reader783

    I understand his frustration, but his behavior the past few days/weeks rubs me (and I’m sure most of the fan base and locker room) the wrong way.

    Martavis, you missed a full season and all of camp. Your complaint is AS VALID as a complaint from Vance McDonald. You have unfortunately lost the rapport you had with Ben 2 years ago not to mention that the offense has hardly hit its full stride. Rather than wait it out (it’s been 7 weeks and you wanted to be traded after 3-4) and hope that our offense picks up its stride, you’ve decided to launch a campaign of immature social media behavior.

    I hate to draw character judgement from this, but it truly upsets me to see such wanton disregard for the franchise, front office, coaches and teammates that have given 2nd, 3rd and 4th chances, defending you throughout your entire career and unanimously defending you last week when the trade rumor arose.

    For now, you’re still a Steeler and I still think you can return to your full potential, but this locker room tension has gone too far this season and honestly I won’t complain when the team decides the same thing.

    You talked a lot about becoming more mature during your suspension. Prove it.

  • melblount

    The more I hear anybody/everybody, including a long-time, notable ‘burgh sports talk show host today say, “The Steelers are NOT going to trade Bryant,” the more hopeful and convinced I become that they are at least feverishly working on a deal that will go a long way in securing a 2018 draft pick that will be packaged with other pick(s)/player(s) for a draft pick that will be used on our next franchise QB.

    Coming soon…

    “MB, the front office wants to see you.”

    “Son, we’ve worked out a deal with two different trade partners, but we know how sensitive a guy you are, and we wanted to give you a chance to voice your preference. Would you rather be traded to the 49ers or the Browns?”

    “The Browns, so I can come back and destroy this team twice each season.”

    “MB, that’s what we presumed you would say. Truth, be told, you are already a 49er. Good luck out there, bub. By the way, the news gets even better for you. Pot is legal for recreational purposes in California.”

  • CP72

    So your solution is to submit to his whining?

    Here’s my solution. Bench him and play Hunter. I am willing to bet the offense wouldn’t be any worse off.

  • ryan72384

    While I disagree with him going to social media and running his mouth I completely understand this guys frustration. The fact that Todd Haley can’t somehow find a way to get a playmaker like him involved in the offense when we struggle to score TDs is asinine. He’s getting taken off the field in the red zone. Your telling me a fade to Bryant at the end of the half wouldn’t have been a better chance to take than a other run to Bell? Come on this seems personal to me at this point. The guy worked his ass off to get back and I understand he’s still not quite up to speed but he did everything right and all that he needed to do. Getting him involved in the passing gane could do wonders for the offense. And I’m not talking about 1 deep shot. Slant screens anything he’s good at. Design plays to maximize his ability to score from anywhere.

  • Michael James

    See, that’s why blindly believing Bryant’s words last week was just absurd. It’s absolutely clear that Rapoport was right and that Bryant wants to leave Pittsburgh.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    I am not sure what to make of all this. I liked seeing Martavis block downfield on Bell’s stiff arm play. I do want him to be hungry for the ball. I hate seeing the social media that appear to counter what he had said in interviews. Is it an emotional outburst or is it a calculated move by a dispassionate agent that has no allegiance to the team only to his client’s bottom line?

    Now I am conflicted. One part says GTFO. Another says, we need all the weapons available to make a serious run and a few big games will cure all. Is he distraction or is it just more noise in the clubhouse?

  • Steve Johnson

    Well said. But this S#it with Bryant has got to stop. I agree, Todd Haley is an idiot! But Bryant? That last deep ball, he still seems to be off with #7.

  • Steve Johnson

    It’s becoming a distraction. Todd Haley’s Playcalling, Bryant’s lack of route running, #7 over/under throwing the deep ball, and JuJu is definitely building a better rapport with #7.

  • Taylor Williams

    The guy is just expressing his frustration.

    I’d be sick of running streaks every play and OC not taking advantage of my unique skill set.

    Heck bubble screens are better than what they’ve been giving Bryant.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Does anyone have insight into the agent Tom Santanello? The only things I have found so far is that he founded Elevate Football with one of his first clients being Dominique Easley. He also repped Kaleb Ramsey.

    Martavis was originally with BTI Sports Advisors but switched to Santanello before he was drafted. I just wonder how good these agents are, can’t find a lot about this one.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    It is definitely a distraction fr the fans. I dont know how much it affects the players.

  • mape_ape

    Was that Bryant or Mr. Magoo that missed a touchdown catch yesterday?

  • michael young

    High Talent, Low production and High Risk. I mean, that combo doesn’t exactly make you hot bait on the trade market, Martavis. People will have flashbacks to the likes of Blackmon and Gordon and their offers will surely be less than attractive. Bryant must realize that his value only goes up as his productivity does and more time passes without him getting suspended. This isn’t helping him at all. Not one bit.

  • mape_ape

    Ship him to to the browns so he can be with his fellow losers.

  • ATL96STEELER

    Immature kid, can’t handle the success a team mate is getting…with him, I’m not surprised.

    The truth is they need both, he and Juju and he’s too stupid to realize it. This offseason…I would look at moving him if the deal was at least a 2nd rd pick.

  • Work Toward

    Bryant’s fan base wants to see him play… At least for one quater of football???

  • Steve Johnson

    Neither do I, but I know I’m sick of it.

  • Pat Knotts

    Good bye ungrateful chump

  • nicolaisim

    Kick him to the curb.
    The entire league is full of morons and bad character guys. We dont need him, seriously.

  • ATL96STEELER

    “The fact that Todd Haley can’t somehow find a way to get a playmaker
    like him involved in the offense when we struggle to score TDs is
    asinine.”

    Spot on…now we’re getting to the core. Yes, MB is still showing his immaturity, but the bigger picture is Haley is really showing his limitations as a play caller. Of course you ride your big horses week in week out, but MB is more than a deep threat….with his speed and timing with a QB…the deep out is there all day…he can run slants, and several other routes well.

    MB is an obvious one, but unless they are holding a lot back for later in the season. Aside from blocking, NIX, Grimble, JJ, McDonald, Rogers, Connors Watson, hell everyone not named Brown or Bell, are all just bit players in this offense. Bell and AB are great players, but they need to open it up. If they expect to do much in JAN.

  • Paddy

    They should have ditched him by now, I know he has athletic ability but he’s not anywhere close to being what he was the season before last. Now this crap every week.

  • Steve Johnson

    This offseason, I think he’s gone.

  • Steve Johnson

    You said it! High Talent, Low Production, High Risk. That team has too many Diva’s. Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin needs to clean it up this offseason.

  • Rick McClelland

    Send him to Cleveland for a first rounder in next year’s draft. Cleveland has to have a couple they can spare and the Steelers can go QB hunting early on.
    MB will do great in Cleveland with all their top notch talent.

  • Dorian James

    It’d be foolish to trade this guy until you can get the maximum return for him. They have got to find ways to get him more involved so his trade value will be a little higher. You can’t just let this type of potential go for nothing

  • Work Toward

    Big Ben is at fault for allowing this energy with Bryant to exist. Since training camp those two appear not to resolved the insulting/nonsupportive comments made by Ben. Now because Ben’s skills are on the demise he can’t spread the ball around. So the slot receivers, tight ends or Bryant can’t receive love/fantasy points. The Killer B’s are selfishly executing a few wins at the expense of true team-work…? Ben doesn’t have many wins left so with that said Here We Go Steelers… Here we go….?

  • Rob S.

    Exactly! If you don’t get at least a third just let him play out his contract and get that compensatory pick.

  • Work Toward

    Remember Emanuel Sanders?

  • Rob S.

    It’s so infuriating hearing a guy that had to sit out an entire season because he can’t stop smoking weed bitch about not playing enough.

  • Work Toward

    Remember Emanuel Sanders??

  • Mike Lloyd

    So is Ben and the rest of the people who threw stones at Rappaport going to apologize to the guy for trying to discredit him for reporting something true? Ha! I didn’t think so.
    He wants out. What makes him different from any other egomaniacal athlete?
    Addition by subtraction. Getting that toxicity out of the locker room should be of paramount importance.

  • Rick McClelland

    Fan base????????? Oh I’m sorry, you meant his girlfriend and his dealer. Ya, I guess that could be a fan base.

  • Work Toward

    No Sir… I’m talking about you and yours when A.B. gets hurt or suspended?

  • Work Toward

    Remember Emanuel Sanders???

  • lone pistol

    they try to he sucks now

  • Work Toward

    You have no clue about completing on this level. At least he cares about his contributions… Stop judging dude.

  • lone pistol

    Bryant sucks now, bottom line not as good as juju

  • lone pistol

    sanders better then MB

  • Mateo K

    5-2 and you’re complaining Ben isn’t involving everyone on the team? Go watch pee-wee football.

  • Cormel Bovan Sr.

    Well when I watch the games for some reason he’s not getting much separation other than a couple deep balls that Ben missed. But the disconnect is from “HIM” not being able to handle his business and not getting suspended.Also he’s never been a good red zone threat even before the suspensions.

  • Work Toward

    Hope you don’t change your mind when A..B. is hurt or suspended?

  • Work Toward

    It doesn’t matter… 5-2 is good but the team needs cohesion. Ben is ducking up with his leadership.

  • Work Toward

    Yes, with another quarterback.

  • Mike Lloyd

    That’s an argument that has nothing to do with this situation…completely different players.

  • Rob S.

    The point is he took himself out of the game for an entire session when he was a huge part of the team. He wasn’t there when the team needed him last year, due to his own actions, so he doesn’t get the bitch that he doesn’t think he’s not being used properly this year.

  • Work Toward

    If you say so… However, MY POINT is Ben’s leadership which Emanuel specifically points out with his communications and talent.

  • Work Toward

    Stop it… You sound like a Rat Bird troll

  • Rob S.

    Good argument

  • Chad Weiss

    Would love to trade him but they’re not gonna get anything for him. When is trade deadline?

  • EdJHJr

    Looks to me like if they did throw to him more Brown would have a problem

  • Conserv_58

    IMO, the context of Martavis’ comment, “All they need to do is give me what I want.” is being distorted, itentionally or otherwise. It has nothing to do with money either. He wants to have a bigger role in the offense. The problem for him is the Steelers’ offense has another WR that blew a hissy fit on the sideline because he didn’t think he was getting the ball enough. The problem for Tomlin and Haley is dealing with finding a balance with appeasing the egoes of stereotypical, egotistical prima donna receivers and their star RB and getting those egoes to focus on playing for the same goal.

    Then again, we need to keep in mind that his baby momma vented her disappointment with how the Steelers were treating her sugar daddy. I’m sure that nasty harpy is relentlously chirping in Martavis’ ear about how he’s being disrespected.

    Banning the players from venting their frustrations and discussing team business on social media should be seriously considered.

  • Conserv_58

    Nothing like rewarding unbecoming behavior.

  • Darth Blount 47

    The “girlfriend” strikes again. Man, until I hear Martavis Bryant being interviewed and he PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGES that he would prefer to be traded, I don’t give a rat’s behind how many people around him want to open their mouths and cause drama. And even after Martavis comes out and publicly does just that, I’d go over and pat him on the head and tell him that “we’ll see what we can do next off-season.” Cuz baby, you ain’t going anywhere this year, so buck up little soldier.

  • Conserv_58

    Really? What makes you such an authority? Have you played or worked for an NFL team? If you haven’t then that also makes you unqualified to opine on what it takes to play at this level.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Halloween. Appropriately enough.

  • Darth Blount 47

    If people around you kept saying a particular thing but then you come out and say something else to the contrary, and the next week, a “source” said the same thing again, how would that make you feel? Regardless if it was true or not. Like at your own job, if you went to lunch with a co-worker and said that, then your boss comes and asks and because you want to go out on your own terms and timing you say something to the effect of: “No, I’m fine. Making money. Working hard. I’ll keep doing what I’m doing to help this organization.” And then next week it was the same thing all over again. I think someone undermining you would tick you off.

    Now, let’s then go the other way and say that you never even said anything to your co-worker. They just make it up. So then you have to deny it. Then next week, same thing all over again. Now, instead of being miffed, you are furious. Yet there is a “source” that says it is true. How would that make you feel?

    Point is, has Martavis said he wants out? So how can you claim Rapaport reported something “True?”

  • Conserv_58

    Nonsense. You talk as though Ben hasn’t reached out to Martavis more than once. You also fail to remember that it was Martavis that turned his back on Ben and the team when he chose to repeatedly violate the league’s substance abuse policy.

    Martavis’ choices and actions put him where he is. IMO, he should keep mouth shut since he’s devoid of a sense of perspective. Martavis and his selfish girlfriend have no justifiable right to complain about his not getting the ball enough. They, instead, should be contrite, thankful and appreciative that the Steelers stuck by Martavis when they easily could have simply cut him.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Indeed. I’m a fan. And I absolutely think he’s being under-utilized. While at the exact same time, I also acknowledge that he has missed out on some of his own opportunities. Both things can certainly be true.

  • Steve Johnson

    I have been a huge supporter of this young man since the day they drafted him. When he was suspended in 2015 for four games, went to drug rehab, suspended for the year in 2016, I was still a huge supporter of Martavis Bryant. I’ve got his Jersey as well. But no more, I’ve had it with this kid, he’s ungrateful, selfish and shows a lack of respect for his teammates and the organization. Get rid of him, let him walk, he shall then see the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. JuJu Smith-Schuster has done nothing but prove hes more mature and productive than Bryant.

  • Work Toward

    Are you asking a question or Ass…uming?

  • pittfan

    For his sake, I’d rather see him come out and apologize for over reacting and causing so much distractions for the team. Making disparaging comments about your team and team mates on a fantasy football forum which are then plastered in national media is not the sign of a healthy mind. He’s been out of football a while and it shows. Be patient young buck. Your time will come.

  • Conserv_58

    I take issue with the fact that, according to Martavis, there seems to be an issue.

  • Conserv_58

    You just proved my point. You’re unqualified.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Agreed. But again, we don’t know whether he was the one who literally typed out those words or not. Until we hear him say it, I’m gonna say that it could have been anybody. A hacker, his girlfriend, a best friend, the nanny, the pizza delivery guy. I know it is rare but it has happened. I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt until HE chooses to publicly say those things. Everyone last week seemed to contradict the story. Including Bryant himself. But now suddenly, people don’t want to believe that and are basically calling Bryant a liar. And maybe he is, but it isn’t fair unless he actually says it publicly. And not over screen-shoted posts on Insta or whatever.

  • pittfan

    So true. It’s Ben’s fault. Haley’s fault. Tomlin’s fault. Evan Alex Kazora’s fault.
    Everyone But Martavis.

  • Steve Johnson

    There very well could be an issue, but deal with in house. Stop taking jabs at the organization or your teammates. The Steelers have done nothing but stand behind that kid during his trouble times. So much talent, very little productivity.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Time to suspend him for a game. This attitude of his is plain selfish, and to drag JuJu into this is beyond the pail. Sit his ass on the bench to remind him exactly where he was this time last season.

  • NinjaMountie

    I really find it impossible to believe that anyone is able to interpret his statement as anything other than him implying he wants traded.
    This kid is like an onion with his issues…many layers.

  • Conserv_58

    You’re preaching to the choir brother. We are of like minds on this topic.

  • pittfan

    That’s fair. I was going with the assumption that it was him doing the posting but you’re right, I wanna hear from the horses mouth. Even then….who knows?? Somebody could have Anthony Weinered him. lol

  • Darth Blount 47

    In Jeremy Fowler’s article today, he was sure to point out: “The NFL Network reported Bryant had requested a trade. ESPN confirmed the report, citing Bryant’s disenchantment with his role in the offense.
    Bryant and the Steelers cooled those reports during the week, with Bryant saying publicly he did not request a trade. Coach Mike Tomlin and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Bryant was happy.”

    So just because someone calls a “girlfriend” and they say something and then that gets “confirmed” when someone else calls the same person, I never take that as meaning anything. Like you perfectly said… “the horse’s mouth” is all I’m interested in.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I LOVE onions! My favorite vegetable. Lol!

  • pittfan

    In MB’s TV interview he denied the rumor and seemed cool as a cucumber..He needs to go in front of the mics again.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Oh, you can bet he will be forced to, now.

    I just wonder if the pitchfork mob will listen to anything he has to say. Maybe they’d like to hear from the girlfriend some more.

  • WilliamSekinger

    I’m as frustrated as the next guy, and I believe the Steelers need to deactivate him for a game or two. That said, “All they need to do is give me what I want” can be interrupted to mean he wants a bigger role in the offense and not just wanting to be traded.

  • pittfan

    +1.

  • NinjaMountie

    Absolutely!!! There aren’t many things onions aren’t good with.

  • NinjaMountie

    You have to use the rest.
    …and then you can have juju or whoever.
    People are really reaching for it go mean something else.

  • Danielsteelstrong81

    And let new England signs em right.. Your craY cray

  • HiVul

    The context was fantasy football though so he may have been saying you can have juju on your FF team. Kind of hard to tell what he meant imo

  • Jeff Dudash

    While we don’t need the distraction, Bryant’s point isn’t wrong. Why aren’t they throwing to him more? Why isn’t he in the game more?

  • Jeff Dudash

    …1st rounder…SMH…

  • Jeff Dudash

    Right. And, ultimately, I’ve noticed him putting in a ton of effort blocking this season. That doesn’t tend to happen by a WR who has given up. I want the guy to want the ball more. And, btw, HE SHOULD get the ball more!

  • Rich Stafford

    No way you trade this guy. First of all you won’t get anything in return. You have to make him a scratch on game day. You cut him and another playoff team signs him and it burns you. Can’t let that happen.

  • ThatGuy

    Troll level 9000

  • Louis Hensler

    Totally different. Sanders would be a stud right now if the Steelers could have afforded to pay him.

  • Louis Hensler

    If the Steelers could get a first rounder for him, he would be gone already.

  • Louis Hensler

    For whatever reason, the Steelers decided to move on when they drafted Ju Ju. MB was kept around as insurance. That’s what he still is. It’s understandable that he doesn’t like losing his job like that. It’s part of being a bad character guy who gets suspended. He’ll eventually get another chance somewhere else. The best thing he can do in the meantime is shut up and play.

  • Grant Humphrey

    If New England gets him he turns into a monster just trade him for a 6th rounder to anyone besides the Patriots.

  • Jones

    MB slowed up on a route that would have been a 70+ yard TD earlier in the season, and just yesterday he couldn’t find the ball on a deep route. How much more production would he have if he could deliver when they “get him on the field and get him the ball”? We’re still having this discussion because he’s failing to capitalize on his opportunities where other receivers are.

  • Ross McCorkle

    It is troublesome how on edge and entitled Martavis seems to be. We stick with him through all of his BS and then he acts as if he is Jerry Rice.

  • SfSteeler

    for a waterboy, amen!

  • Paddy

    Yeah I do but what’s your beef. Sanders has injury problems but he doesn’t miss 20 some games smoking boo. Bryant is a loser, always has been. One more mistake and he’s done in the NFL. They might get a 5th or sixth round draft pick for him if they act now

  • Bill

    Suspend him for what? Did they suspend Brown after his locker room Shenanigan? Did they suspend Brown after his “you didn’t throw me the football” tirade? The suspension talk really galls me! They need to find whoever is responsible for not working Bryant into the fray and suspend him.

  • LucasY59

    Crapreport doesnt deserve an apology

  • Grant Humphrey

    That’d be a steal

  • Mike Lloyd

    I’m not claiming anything like that Darth…It’s obvious that the was truth behind what Rappoport had reported.
    There’s empirical evidence right in his own account in his responses to fans on instagram.
    Granted -the emotion of the situation after not getting the ball and seeing JuJu getting utilized in a manner that he feels he deserves is frustrating.
    Look, I love the kid’s talent. Honestly-last year, this team missed this kids talent and skill set…It appears obvious
    that he is frustrated-and from frustration comes the
    inferences that he wants to go elsewhere.
    Obviously, someone needs to come clean. Whether it’s him, or his agent, or someone else representing him.
    Being involved in sports and the real life trials and tribulations of a workplace environment are different.
    Some people have to go to a job every day to provide food for their families. They put up with all the garbage that can be handed to them every day. It’s not a want to job…it’s a have to job.
    Martavis Bryant is in a different position. To get paid commensurate with his talent he needs to perform – brilliantly. That opportunity is unavailable here due to constraints in the salary cap and the fact that there is only 1 ball for multiple performers who are being much better paid than he is.
    What makes it so unbelievable that he really does want out? Of course he does. The quicker he becomes ‘The Man’ and a number 1 receiver in an offense, He secures his future. Becomes a multi millionaire.
    No. He wants out. He wants what he feels he deserves.

  • Nick Sabatella

    I’d be pissed if I were him too. Too bad some of the throws his way were a couple of inches off, or else he’d probably be getting the ball more and more and we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

    Side note: sports news in general has gotten way too damn intense. Joe Namath wouldn’t have survived in today’s sports media environment in my opinion.

  • Steelerfan4lifeinAZ

    I understand Bryant’s frustration. All summer long everyone was anticipating his return to the team and how effective he would be once he joined. Bryant has alot to prove and I’m sure kicking his addiction and getting help was one of them but most important getting back to his 2015 performance. Unfortunately things have changed with his absence. New players, new schemes etc. As you can see we have a plug and play system. Next man up.. Bryant is taking a backseat and isn’t in the grand scheme of things like it was in ’15. With new emergence of sure hands Juju.. the confidence he has showed with Ben and the hard work is cutting into the balls Bryant could have.. but his biggest mistake is telling his agent how he really feels because once it gets out, it is hard to pull it back in again…Obviously he is in the doghouse with Tomlin.. Let’s see what happens next

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    He is becoming nuclear…but talented enough to get a chance with another team. They should have Plax or Santonio reach out to him. Grass ain’t always greener pun intended.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I will say this and nothing else: I think he does want a trade, but I also think it’s superficial as hell because a big game from him will erase all of this. I don’t like him tweeting anything about other players. I didn’t like the tweet about Coates. Teamwork makes the dream work and we will need every player to give everything they have to bring 7 home! #imdone

  • Bill

    Agree brother!

  • LucasY59

    MB seems to be more like Wallace than Manny

  • Bill

    When the Steelers are in a three wide receiver set, Bryant should be one of them. No other receiver has his speed including the newest hero, Ju Ju. Agree about the tweets; you don’t put down your teammates! I’ve never been a fan of Tomlin’s doghouse. As far as being traded, Plax did have a good career after being traded until the gun thing; he caught the winning touchdown pass in a Super Bowl. He opted out for the money. Holmes was let go because of off the field issues.

  • Darth Blount 47

    I hear ya. Like another poster said, before we call something gospel, I’d like to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth is all I guess. It would take all of the ambiguity and guessing and supposition out of it. Ben called out Rapaport himself, when he brought up how Ian had reported on Ben’s business and got it totally wrong. Ben even seemed to insinuate that Rapaport was straight making stuff up for “clicks.” So if true, that is when it becomes harder to trust people who live off of “sources that shall not be named.”

    As far as empirical evidence, I listened to the interviews that Bryant, Tomlin, and Ben gave, and they ALL refuted the initial report. So…
    I don’t find it productive to go Sherlock Holmes over Instagram posts that may or may not be genuine and may or may not say what you think they say. I read what was written and came away with a different viewpoint than some other did. But that is what happens when you read a horse’s behind and not his lips. Lol.

    I do agree with you that someone may need to come clean. But if you look up his girlfriend’s Twit page, she seemed to refute and then share all of Bryant’s denial vid and the such as well. It’s odd.

    I think Martavis has every opportunity in the world, to become a multi-millionaire here in Pittsburgh. All he needs to do is match opportunity with production and keep on rolling with us winning.

  • Obi Ryn Denobi

    He’s been on the field. He doesn’t get open, gives up on routes and doesn’t fight for balls. Too many balls his way hit grass or other color jerseys — end drives. You don’t take targets away from RELIABLE receivers to give this kid the toy he demands!

    Psst! I hear Squishy Balls wants out of New England! Not enough GOLD stobe lights on his G.O.A.T. statues!

  • Michael Mosgrove

    this is the third time he’s put down a team mate in last 6 months. i’ve been saying it since week 1. he doesn’t care about the team anymore.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    me. i’m allergic. they are evil.

  • Obi Ryn Denobi

    No that would be the White House strategy on EVERYTHING!

  • PA2AK_

    Much like their approach to Coates…find the route with the lowest probability and keep running it. When it fails, we blame the guy.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    not going to happen. but they may sit him if he doesnt stop his tantrums.

  • PA2AK_

    You can lead a horse to water but you can make a jackass drink

  • Michael Cunningham

    Newsflash
    If you’re a professional ( ANY kind of professional ) .. stay off social media

    Sincerely,
    A Professional

  • MC

    Send him to the Browns after the season ends.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Told ya he wanted out brah. The truth always comes eventually.

  • Darth Blount 47

    The best part is, he can want in one hand and crap in the other, and see which one gets filled up first! Lol.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Damn right