Tomlin on AB: 'He's one of the best in the world'




Pro Bowl Prospect: Antonio BrownWide Receiver 5-10, 1865th SeasonCentral MichiganStats: 88 receptions, 1,161 yards, 13.2 yard average, 9 touchdowns

Antonio Brown currently leads all wide receivers in Pro Bowl votes, and ranks seventh in overall voting, and when you look at his statistics it's well deserved.

Brown has been the go-to guy for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this season, and hasn't let being doubled-teamed slow him down one bit. He has grown from a young receiver who had to fight to get on the field his rookie year, to one of the elite at his position in the NFL.

Brown's consistency is something that is invaluable, as he currently has an NFL record 27-game streak of at least five catches for 50 yards. Brown has had five 100 yard games this season, including a season-best 144 yards on 11 catches in a win over the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Brown leads the NFL in receiving yards with 1,160 yards, and is second in third-down receiving.

Brown has been voted to the Pro Bowl twice in his career, selected as a wide receiver and returner last year and as a returner for the 2012 Pro Bowl, both times following seasons when he was voted the Steelers Most Valuable Player.


Coach Mike Tomlin on Antonio Brown:** "He's one of the best in the world at what he does. He is physically and mentally on top of his game, and when you have somebody who's playing like that, you step into a stadium and he's a known issue but still he performs. We say similar things about guys like J.J. Watt. We knew what he was capable of when we were getting ready to play the Houston Texans, but it still doesn't stop the storm from coming. Antonio is playing at that type of a level from a wide receiver standpoint, a J.J. Watt discussion kind of a level. I'm glad that he's on our team.

"He's physically and mentally tough. He is small yet combative. He has strong hands. He plays bigger than what he is. He has great short area quickness and top-end speed. He has good vision for run after the catch. He creates a lot of problems for you if he has space once he gets the ball to corral him. Our wide receivers coach, Richard Mann, says 'He's like a bug loose on a rug.' And that's a fair assessment."


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Jimmy Orr1959123560417.35
Buddy Dial196114531,04719.812
Gary Ballman1964134793519.97
Gary Ballman1965144085921.55
Roy Jefferson196814581,07418.511
Roy Jefferson1969114671,07916.19
Ron Shanklin1973133071123.710
Lynn Swann1975144978115.911
Lynn Swann1977145078915.87
Lynn Swann1978166188014.411
John Stallworth197916701,18316.98
John Stallworth198292744116.37
John Stallworth198416801,39517.411
Louis Lipps198516591,13419.212
Yancey Thigpen199516851,30715.45
Yancey Thigpen199716791,39817.77
Hines Ward200116941,00310.74
Hines Ward2002161121,32911.912
Hines Ward200316951,16312.210
Hines Ward200416801,00412.64
Mike Wallace201116721,19316.68
Antonio Brown2013151011,41214.08

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