Antonio Brown slams Emmanuel Sanders' QB remark


Emmanuel Sanders' recent comments about Peyton Manning being a "far better leader" than Ben Roethlisberger have caught attention.

Not only did media and fans rubberneck, but some of Sanders' former teammates in Pittsburgh also took note.

"Yeah, that was terrible," said receiver Antonio Brown when asked if he'd heard the comments.

Sanders spent his first four seasons in Pittsburgh catching 161 passes from Roethlisberger before signing with the Denver Broncos this offseason.

"You don't throw your quarterback under the bus, the guy who made you who you are," Brown said with a smile.

It's worth noting that Roethlisberger was a big reason the Steelers matched Sanders' offer sheet in 2013 when the receiver was a restricted free agent. Big Ben lobbied to keep the pass catcher in Pittsburgh last season, believing he could thrive with Mike Wallace gone.

Brown said he hasn't talked to Sanders yet, but doesn't have any hard feelings about the comments regarding his quarterback.

"Right now I'm singularly focused on our team getting better and winning," Brown said. "...Emmanuel's my guy, and I'm sure he feels sorry for those words he put out."

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