As you might have guessed, we’re in one of the very few slow news periods when it comes to NFL news and Raiders news in general. The players are getting some down time, spending some time at home with their families before training camp starts later this month.
But one Raider in particular, top wide receiver Antonio Brown, has been posting videos of his grueling workouts on a regular basis. Last time was him working out in Ft. Lauderdale with Raider CB Trayvon Mullen, but that was just a short clip. This time around, Brown’s posted a full video of him working with fellow Miami native and current Seahawks backup Geno Smith, and Brown is fully mic’d up in this one.
I don’t know if Antonio Brown sleeps. I don’t know if he eats. I don’t know if he ever sees his children. What I do know is that he is a maniacal worker, and he makes Geno look like a slug. If Geno had Antonio Brown’s work ethic and workout habits, he’d have been Patrick Mahomes.
Another thing I noticed was Brown’s pants. They are silver with black stripes on the sides. Later on in the video as he removes his shoes, you can see that he is actually wearing his Raider uniform pants. Who does that?
Brown’s explosiveness and easy, quick change of direction are on display here with the cone drills he does and his cerebral feel for the game is heard in the way he talks about playing the position.
Soon, Brown’s short time at home in Miami will be over and he’ll be back in California to participate in Raiders training camp, which we can all get a look at via Hard Knocks. But no matter how intense training camp will be for this new crop of Raider players, Antonio Brown looks like he’s ready to crush it.