Pacman Jones Thinks Antonio Brown Deserves A Grammy For His "Acting" After Vontaze Burfict Tried To Behead Him
YardBarker- The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback was adamant after his team’s playoff loss to the Pittsbugh Steelers on Saturday night that Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown was faking an injury in the game’s final moments. Brown looked to suffer a pretty nasty head injury after taking a cheap shot from Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Jones, however, wasn’t buying it, saying after the game that Brown deserved an Academy Award. On Monday, Jones doubled down in a hilarious way by saying Brown deserves a Grammy, too.
“Nah, Antonio Brown was not hurt,” Jones said when asked by Dan Patrick on Patrick’s radio show Monday.
“I know he was faking it. Go back and look at the play. If you go back in slow motion, you tell me this: (Did) Vontaze hit him in the head or did his shoulder pads barely touch him? … Oh, I think he need a Grammy award for that (acting).”
You know, at first it didn't even cross my mind that Antonio Brown could have possibly been faking the extent of his injury as he lifelessly collapsed to the ground after receiving an open field headshot from Vontaze Burfict. In fact, I have watched it a bunch of times since then and I still don't think there was all that much embellishment. That's why Pacman Jones, for once, has the potential to be exactly right. If that was a performance on the part of Antonio Brown then it does deserve an Academy Award. Hell, I don't know what music has to do with this situation, but give him a Grammy too. They say that professional sports are the world's best soap opera, and if that's the case then Antonio Brown's theatrics are worthy of all the accolades, whether they pertain to the artistry of acting or not.
That role was executed so flawlessly that it made Leo getting mauled by an cinematronic bear look like a bad improv show. Get Matt Damon and that silly little 'Martian' comedy out of here, we should have been giving Antonio's Brown's death sequence it's proper due.
I'll be honest, when that play first took place I was hoping that the replay would show it was a bad call. If the Steelers were going to work their way into field gold range I wanted it to be by their own merit. Obviously that didn't happen, but it would have been nice to see Big Ben, while playing with one arm, drive his team down the field for a win without the help of dumbass penalties by the Bengals. Unfortunately they ran the tape back and it was clear as day that Vontaze Burfict literally tried to decapitate Antonio Brown. Acting or not, Brown's reaction really had nothing to do with the result of the game. If he had immediately gotten up following that hit then it still would have been flagged without hesitation. Who cares if Antonio Brown made it look like it was worthy of a jail sentence? It was still just a 15 yard penalty. Ramming your shoulder into someone's skull at full speed is always a 15 yard penalty. So the Bengals can think that he played up his injury all they want- and he very well might have - but that doesn't mean that they would have stood a better chance of winning. They are the Bengals and they were going to find a way to lose that game no matter how good Antonio Brown is at pageantry.
P.S. Pacman lost me with the "...or did his shoulder pads barely touch him?". Are we even talking about the same play!?