Bill Belichick compares Antonio Brown acquisition to Randy Moss

Ryan Hannable
September 10, 2019 - 10:56 am
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Bill Belichick made his first public comments on the Antonio Brown signing Monday on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, but expanded a bit more on Tuesday's conference call.

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“We’ll just take it day-by-day,” Belichick said. “We haven’t practiced yet. We’re going through information with him like we do with any new player like we did with the offensive linemen last week. We’ll take it day-by-day and see how it goes. Get out on the practice field and after Wednesday talk about Thursday and go through the week. We’ll see how it goes.” 

He added: “We think he’ll help our team. Until we start working with him, part of that is actually having a hands-on opportunity to work with a player and see exactly how everything fits together and what we can develop. We’ll just see how that goes.”

As everyone knows, Brown has been pretty disruptive with his last two teams over the last eight or so months. It led him to being traded by the Steelers this offseason and then released by the Raiders last weekend.

Belichick was asked what makes him think the wide out won't cause any distractions in New England, and he compared him to Randy Moss.

“I wasn’t in either of those places, so I can’t really comment on what did or didn’t happen there,” Belichick said. 

A follow-up was asked and that's when Belichick brought up Moss.

“Same thing you [the media collectively] said about Randy Moss when we brought him in," he said.

Moss was traded to the Patriots from the Raiders prior to the 2007 season when he was unhappy in Oakland. The star receiver went onto have a tremendous first year in New England where he caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and 23 touchdowns, and there were no issues off the field.

It remains to be seen if that will be the case with Brown, but Belichick bringing up Moss makes it seem like the coach is pretty confident things will go well.

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