Earlier today, Raiders beat writer Matt Schneidmann shared a video on Twitter of Antonio Brown doing some pass-catching work that Brown posted to his Instagram.
Antonio Brown, everybody pic.twitter.com/FU05GOLe1H— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) June 26, 2019
What we see here is Antonio Brown, who is on vacation with his family in Hawaii, and he’s practicing with a local high school team. They’ve set up a Juggs machine and Brown is catching bullet passes with one hand.
Does the man never sleep? Is he spending time with his wife and kids? Jon Gruden told us that Brown is the hardest worker on the NFL, and this is Jerry Rice levels of dedication and sheer absurdity in terms of practice habits. The man is obsessed. He and Gruden are very much alike in that respect.
Brown doesn’t have to do this. He already showed during OTAs that he’s a hard worker. But maybe he wanted to show us all this, where he’s getting reps in while wearing a Raiders helmet, so Raider Nation can see what kind of player we have on the team. Or maybe he was bored, or just wanted to be the hardest worker in Hawaii. But if he’s working this hard when he’s on vacation in a tropical paradise, imagine what he’ll bring to the Raiders on game day.