Dear Mr. Antonio Brown,
I just want to start this letter by saying that I really am a big fan of yours and was really happy the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to lock you up long term. I also want to recognize the fact that you are having a great statistical season as the teams’ number one receiver leading the league with 56 receptions and ninth in yards with 630. When you were drafted by the Steelers I honestly underestimated you and didn’t think you would have a good chance at making the team. It’s great to see a guy work as hard as you did in your rookie camp and that work ethic is what has endeared you to most Steelers’ fans to this point.
All of that being said, can you please never do that ridiculously stupid first down celebration ever again? I’ve never been a fan of first down celebrations personally because I’d rather see a touchdown celebration. It’s especially infuriating though to see the Steelers down 21-3 to the Oakland Raiders, you catch one of the few first downs the team actually gets, and then you get up and celebrate. Thank you for showing us you decided to do your job and get open half way through the game down almost 20 points. I don’t even like first down celebrations when we’re winning but at least I’d understand it more. Down as big as the Steelers have been this year and to continue to do it just makes you look stupid and selfish.
How about doing your celebration after all of the dropped first downs and touchdowns that Steelers’ fans have had to watch from you this season? I’m not trying to put down the statistics that you have racked up this season but honestly you would never know you were doing so well because of how small you and the team have come up in clutch situations.
Your celebration just reminds me of being at a Jet game and no matter what, every first down, the entire stadium screams, “And that’s a Jets’ First Down”. Seriously I’d rather celebrate actually scoring a touchdown instead of just being surprised you were able to go ten yards but then again, the Jets don’t usually win much. It’s a big difference when most people are shocked the Steelers are this bad and everyone is shocked the Jets have more than one win. Either way I hate the Jets and would like to think the Steelers are a little more used to success.
So Mr. Brown I know my opinion doesn’t really mean much and again you are having a great statistical season in 2013. I’m not any less of a fan of yours and I wish you a ton of success in your career. All I ask is can you please just take out your first down celebration? How about getting into the endzone and then celebrating?
From a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan,
Statistics from ESPN.com.