PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown appeared on The Fan Morning show Friday, after he told ESPN earlier in the week that he felt the Steelers locker room was divided in 2012.
He noticed a clear change in the tone of the locker room last season.
“[It was] definitely different,” Brown said. “Out of the ordinary, what I’m used to being around the Steelers for my first two years. It was a really different feeling, a different team.
He felt that the team needs to be more cohesive if it is going to succeed moving forward.
“If you want to win championships, you got to be a team,” Brown said. “The guy next to you, you got to know he’s got your back fully, and you got to know he’s willing to lay it on the line for you.”
Brown also mentioned that leadership was a topic of discussion in his season-ending chat with head coach Mike Tomlin.
“[He] definitely wants to see me become a leader,” Brown said. “I understand that’s important as to how people view me.”
One of Brown’s teammates that might not return next season is Mike Wallace, but Brown isn’t letting that distract him.
“We’re definitely moving forward,” Brown said. “We don’t know where that situation is going to take us, but what we can do is focus on the situation now.
The interview can be heard here: