Raiders Analyst: Helmet Saga "A Bunch Of B.S."

Antonio Brown has filed a new grievance against the NFL regarding his new helmet, the latest twist in a saga that won't end

Reiter Than You
August 20, 2019 - 8:44 am
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The Antonio Brown Helmet saga continues.

Brown has filed a new grievance against the NFL for not having a full calendar year grace period to find a new helmet to his liking.

How distracting has this ordeal been for the Oakland Raiders?

“Extremely distracting,” Raiders radio analyst Lincoln Kennedy said on Reiter Than You. “Every day you’re not talking about the Oakland Raiders; you’re talking about Antonio Brown. It doesn’t matter what position you are. It doesn’t matter who you are on the team. You’re answering questions for Antonio Brown.”

Kennedy, 48, played for the Raiders from 1996 to 2003. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and a two-time All-Pro.

“My thing is this,” he said. “If you don’t want to practice and you want to miss training camp, then just come out and say, ‘Look, I don’t want to go to training camp.’ Talk to the coaches about it. But be on the sidelines. Say your feet still hurt. Don’t miss practices and not show up altogether because that sends the wrong message to the rest of the team.”

Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said this past weekend that Brown needs to be “all-in or all-out” with the Raiders.

“Like Mayock said, everyone else is out here doing their part, busting their hump trying to get better and make this team, and you choose not to come because, what, your equipment doesn’t fit right? Or you’re not happy?” Kennedy said. “I don’t appreciate the way Antonio Brown has handled this, as a former player. Heck, I don’t even appreciate the way Drew Rosenhaus came out and defended him, as the agent of a current player. It’s just a bunch of B.S. to me.”

Click below to listen to Kennedy’s interview in its entirety.