Buccaneers: Antonio Brown is walking a tightrope in every way possible

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are walking a tightrope and so is their free agent signee

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a chance on a former star wide receiver with a questionable history and there’s no doubt it’s becoming a tightrope act.

The whole fun of watching a tightrope performer is the element of the unknown. There is always a chance that the performer- even as highly trained and experienced as they may be- takes the wrong step just centimeters off to the left or to the right and loses their balance as they’re crossing the way.

Spectators marvel at the tightrope performer as he or she makes their way across the rope and let out a roaring cheer when they make it across safely, something everyone in the audience knows they never could’ve done.

Well, there’s no doubt that Buccaneers fans are watching with anticipation as Tampa Bay and Antonio Brown alike perform a mile-high tight-roping act that seemingly can only end in disaster. Or is there hope for a successful trip across?

Buccaneers and Antonio Brown have to find a way to work everything out. Or do they?

There’s no doubt that Antonio Brown joined this franchise on a tight leash and that has seemingly gotten even tighter with the latest incident that saw him smash surveillance cameras– no chargers were pressed- prior to joining the Buccaneers.

Brown has reportedly done everything asked of him and has been a model teammate so far, but you just have to wonder how long that lasts. Just like the tightrope act, it just seems like a matter of time before Brown steps out of line or lets his emotions get the better of him.

Of course, we always hope for the best.

We hope that we’ll continue to see a different Antonio Brown. We hope to see one that looks to put his teammates first, turns into a leader and becomes an integral part of this team’s run to the playoffs.

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But that certainly seems less likely than the ‘crash and burn’ theories that so commonly have been discussed ever since the Bucs signed Brown.