Larry Fitzgerald on Antonio Brown: 'I don't think he's going about it the right way'

Fitz spoke at the Sports Analytics Conference
Posted at 12:03 PM, Mar 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-02 14:08:45-05

Larry Fitzgerald is typically complementary, and rarely critical, of anyone in public. (This includes often-criticized Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver.)

But speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Saturday, Fitzgerald did have some constructive criticism for fellow wide receiver and perennial Pro Bowler Antonio Brown.

Brown, who has spent his entire NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was benched for the Steelers' final regular-season game of 2018 after reportedly getting into an argument with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and skipping practices. He has publicly criticized Roethlisberger and has demanded a trade from the team.

"I love A.B. Mr. Big Chest is a good friend of mine. But I don't think he's going about it the right way, personally," Fitzgerald said. "To be able to play with an all-time quarterback like he's able to play with, I don't think he's understands how good he has it.

"It can get tough out there," Fitzgerald added.

Brown has also been criticized by former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who coached Brown in Pittsburgh. Brown fired back at Arians on Twitter,