Ex-Steelers OC Bruce Arians says Antonio Brown isn’t same player Pittsburgh drafted

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New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians was offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers when Antonio Brown was a rookie.

And speaking from afar, Arians doesn't like what's happening with the Steelers' All-Pro wide receiver.

"There's too much miscommunication, too much … diva," Arians said Tuesday on The Adam Schefter Podcast. "I've heard so many stories — I like Antonio — he plays as hard as anybody on Sunday and he practices hard. He's just gotta make better decisions off the field, be on time, do some of those little things."

Arians told Schefter that the Brown he's seeing today is not who he saw when the team drafted the wide receiver in 2010.

"He was the hardest working," Arians said. "He and Emmanuel Sanders, boy they went after it because Mike Tomlin used to tell them, 'two dogs, one bone.' And at that time we had Mike Wallace, Hines Ward, I mean we had a pretty good run for one of them to get on the field. By the end of the season, they were both winning for us to go to the Super Bowl."

The Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl that season.

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