INDIANAPOLIS -- From the outside looking in, there appears to be plenty of drama in the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room.
Nevertheless, general manager Kevin Colbert took issue with the categorization of a drama-filled locker room from those not within the organization.
"I really don't agree with the perception that there's huge drama within the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room," Colbert said Wednesday at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. "Again, coach [Mike] Tomlin treats our players like men. He gives them the opportunity to be a man and he tries to grow them not only as professional football players, but as fathers, brothers and just as men. So, really, I have complete disagreement with the perception."
Colbert's feelings on the subject aside, there's no ignoring two of the NFL's top offensive stars commanded headlines in 2018 and even into the early part of 2019 for the wrong reasons, even prompting some members of the offensive line to speak out early in the season during Bell's absence.
The talented wideout recently met with Steelers president Art Rooney II, and Brown posted a photo on social media showing the two with a portion of the caption saying that "both agreed that it is time to move on."
"Antonio Brown is one of the best players in the National Football League," Colbert said. "We'd like to have him on our team, so if you lose a player like that, if you decide to take a player like that off your team, you best have the compensation that will justify removing that player. And that would be significant compensation either in the form of a draft pick or picks, or a player and picks just so you can try to balance off the great loss that will happen if you lose a player like that."