It looks like one day on the practice squad has really helped Martavis Bryant fix some problems with his game.
Because just one day after the demotion, Bryant was talking in a kinder, gentler and more apologetic fashion, making promises rather than demands.
“If I’m not traded, I’m going to work my butt off here and whatever happens, happens,” Bryant said after the demotion. “You’re not going to hear me complain or nothing no more, I’m just going to be quiet and let everything fall in place.”
Bryant reportedly requested a trade following an October 15th game in which his Steelers beat the last undefeated team in the league in the Kansas City Chiefs. But he was not happy for the team as much as he was upset that he didn’t get the ball enough.
Now the Steelers and Bryant denied that was accurate, but if it was, why was he recently calling out teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster as more like the final straw that sent him to the practice squad?
Because it most likely happened.
The Steelers’ decision to sit Bryant sends a clear message to the 25-year-old wideout that such antics will not be tolerated. Whether or not Bryant has learned this lesson remains to be seen. But his comments Wednesday indicate Bryant is at least saying the right things right now.
Or maybe the practice squad makes you practice public speaking.
If it does, I can think of a few other NFL players that should be sent to that team.
Source: Sportress Of Blogitude