On his way out the door, former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark did exactly what he does best – run his mouth.
At least one Steelers player didn’t appreciate that as current wide receiver Antonio Brown has something to say about Clark’s comments on his way out the door regarding marijuana use use among Steelers players, among other things.
Brown’s comments made it seem that he is just fine with Clark moving on to another organization, an opinion I believe a lot share.
“When you see things like that, it shows you how guys feel when they’re not part of the team anymore,” Brown told Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It’s a form of bitterness or taking a shot at the team because you’re not there anymore.”
Brown also noted that the Steelers need to get away from players such as Clark speaking about internal issues.
“That’s the type of things we need to get better at. When you see stuff like that happen repeatedly year after year — from a guy calling LaMarr Woodley out, from a guy that’s calling the team out for illegal uses of a substance — it just shows the lack of team camaraderie we had in the locker room, the lack of togetherness,” Brown said.
“When you see people taking shots who were on the same team and wearing the same jerseys, that’s a sign of not having that team camaraderie. That’s something we need to get back, something we haven’t had for the past two years.”
Brown does note that he understands why Clark talks a lot as he looks like he is preparing for a career in broadcasting but sending warning shots out to opposing teams isn’t the way to get things done.
That especially rang true prior to the Steelers matchup with the New England Patriots where Clark provided bulletin board material for the Pats when he said on ESPN that Tom Brady ducks when blitzed and that Danny Amendola is fragile.
Don’t think that Brady forgot those comments as the Patriots racked up 55 points and Brady’s passer rating was 151.8. Amendola caught four passes for 122 yards and a touchdown as Clark and his teammates were torched.
Clark has since moved onto the Washington Redskins and unfortunately the Steelers don’t get a crack at him during the regular season.
But just keep your ears open, Clark will likely have something more to say about his former teammates.