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Terrell Owens fires back against Antonio Brown comparison

The New York Jets nearly pulled off a shocking upset over the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, forcing Tom Brady to pull off a game-winning drive with 15 seconds remaining to avoid the embarrassing defeat.

However, Tampa Bay’s thrilling 28-24 victory was not the most notable thing to occur inside the walls of MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Grabbing most of the headlines is the baffling exit of wide receiver Antonio Brown, who removed his jersey and shoulder pads in the middle of the game before running into the locker room.

Brown has yet to be officially released from the team, but head coach Bruce Arians had already made his decision regarding Brown by the time he spoke with the media after the game. Arians refused to answer questions about Brown and merely said that he is “no longer a Buc.”

On Sunday afternoon, an account on Twitter compared Brown’s antics to Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens. The account asked which superstar pass-catcher was the “Bigger Diva”.

Owens was having none of it, responding through his own personal Twitter account.

“Wow. Respectfully and Disrespectfully, there’s no comparison. Clearly you’ve been drinking the kool-aid,” Owens said.

Owns clearly took offense to the comparison, supporting the tweets of fans who took his side.

Owens was involved in some drama throughout his 15-year NFL career but he never stooped anywhere near the depths that Brown has reached.

On the live television broadcast of the Jets-Buccaneers game, color commentator Daryl Johnston – an 11-year pro who won three Super Bowls in Dallas – insisted that he had never seen anything like what he had just witnessed in over 30 years around the league.

Owens and Brown are two of the greatest wide receivers of all time. Brown currently ranks fifth in NFL history with 84.2 career receiving yards per game. Owens ranks 18th with a mark of 72.8.

To boot, Owens has the third-most touchdown receptions in league history with 153. Brown is tied with Calvin Johnson and former Jets wideout Brandon Marshall for 24th with 83 scoring grabs.

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1 year ago

Way i look at it. TO does not play anymore unless he is giving opinions about it like Randy Moss that choices to bash AB that makes Randy a 2 face considering every team he played for he ruin all the relationships even with Tom Brady