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Antonio Brown loves Robby Anderson’s untimely celebration

Ex-New York Jet and current-Carolina Panthers receiver Robby Anderson has never been one to avoid embarrassing himself from time to time.

Carolina matched up against the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16, and let’s just say the result wasn’t pretty.

The Panthers were blown out by Tom Brady and the Bucs, with the scoreboard reading 32-6 as the clock hit zero.

Rewind the game clock about two minutes, and the Panthers were in the middle of what would end up being their final drive of the game — of course, it was deep into garbage time at this point.

With another former Jet, Sam Darnold, at the helm, Anderson ran an out route, making a nice grab on the Bucs’ sideline and running out of bounds.

What came next, though, is the real head-scratcher.

Anderson appeared to channel his inner Chase Claypool and do a small celebration in honor of the catch he’d just made… while down 26 points.

Even more comical is that former All-Pro receiver and current Buccaneer Antonio Brown can be seen just off to the side on a stationary bike, smiling wide and looking a little confused at what he’d just witnessed.

For Jets fans, though, this isn’t all that surprising coming from Anderson.

Remember back in 2017 when, after a huge 54-yard touchdown reception against none other than the Carolina Panthers, Anderson approached a Fox camera and asked for fans to vote him to the Pro-Bowl? The Jets ultimately lost the game and Anderson took some heat for his actions afterward.

Following that game, Anderson said to reporters, “I was just excited. I wasn’t trying to come off no bad way or nothing like that. It was just excitement, spur of the moment.”

Anderson took to Twitter with a response to criticism of his celebration against Tampa Bay.

The former Jet signed a two-year, $29.5 million deal with the Panthers in the spring of 2020. After a career year in 2020 that saw him haul in 95 receptions for 1,096 yards, Anderson hasn’t been able to replicate that in his second season with Carolina. He currently has 44 receptions for 459 yards.

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Ian Roddy is a football writer currently working towards his masters at USC. He brings a versatile journalistic skill set to Jets X-Factor with both writing and audio. Email: roddy.ian66@gmail.com
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