AJ Brown may laugh at himself, but Eagles WR isn’t kidding about being open
Grasp aj brownA wide receiver’s personality must first understand his taste for comedy.
Malik Joe is a Eagles North Philly fan who create funny content online that could go viral. Earlier this season, he made a mock video of the Eagles meeting with Brown repeating, “I’m open!” He did different iterations of this Brown refrain, including Brown in a mock press conference answering each question with “I’m open”, regardless of the topic.
Brown was not offended. She laughed, shared the videos and has been following Joe on Instagram ever since.
“He’s a comedian here in Philly, he’s always making videos. He made a video and it was fourth and 20, and I was like, ‘I’m open! I’m open!’” Brown said of Joe. “He always does a really good job with it. Boys love that. I hope he keeps it up!”
“The background to the video,” Joe said, “came from him being really open, being honest.”
Yeah, Brown always thinks he’s open. He just looked up at his locker, where a sign that said “Always Open” hangs. Check out his Instagram bio: @1k_alwaysopen. He wears a T-shirt that says “Un-guard-able”. Brown is not ashamed of this belief.
There was a minor uproar earlier this week when television cameras caught Brown dejected in the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ game. landslide victory about him New York Giants in the NFC divisional round. Coach Nick Sirianni even consoled Brown on the bench. Brown said this week that he was “nothing serious” and “nothing to worry about,” and Sirianni wrote him off as a confident player who wants the ball.
The footage sparked debate and parlor psychology. If that’s your chosen exercise, then it’s important to understand the mind of a great catcher in order to participate.
“If you throw the ball to me 100 times,” Brown explained, “I’m going to want it 101 times.”
Brown is not shy about it. Look on top of his locker! There’s a reason Brown laughs at Joe’s videos. It’s his way of thinking, and it’s part of what has made him one of the nflTop .
“I personally feel like I can change the game at any time,” Brown said. “Getting the ball often keeps you moving, keeps you in a rhythm. It definitely puts you in the zone. you are locked up Of course I want the ball.”
Brown disputed the suggestion that a top wide receiver might have “diva” tendencies. He insisted that she would not make a fuss with teammates or coaches.
“I’m never the receiver who goes to the bench or tries to cause trouble on the bench, I’m not the type,” Brown said. “I think that’s what you’ve been describing, the ‘diva’, or whatever the case may be. I’m not that person. I’m the guy who talks to the quarterback, talks to the OC and does it that way. I’m not a guy who’s going to cause a commotion on the sidelines.”
(It’s worth noting a sentiment shared by Alshon Jeffery in 2017 when the topic of “no diva” came up during the Super Bowl run. Jeffery suggested that he was sure the Eagles had those kinds of players, but they wouldn’t show it when the team was winning Success is a powerful deodorant.)
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Brown finished with 88 receptions for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns in the regular season, all career-highs, while breaking Mike Quick’s single-season franchise record for receiving yards. The Eagles traded a first-round and third-round pick in April of last year to acquire Brown, giving him a four-year, $100 million contract to make him the highest-paid player on the team. He’s in Philly to “change the game,” to borrow the phrase used by Brown and Sirianni.
“That’s what you want from your receivers, to want to have the ball,” Sirianni said. “Part of the reason receivers are good is because they want and crave football. They want the ball to change the game. But make no mistake about it, he was excited that we won the soccer game. He always wants to be involved, obviously, in the plan. He blocked his butt and you could see how excited he was when he threw that block for the touchdown of DeVonta (Smith). But obviously he was very excited and he celebrated in the locker room with all of us after the win.”
It’s correct that Brown had a key block on Smith’s touchdown. Brown was proud of that, even though teams don’t pay receivers $25 million a year because they’re good blockers. Brown had three catches for 22 yards against the Giants; he was his second-lowest yardage production of the season and tied for the second fewest receptions by him. The Eagles also built a 28-0 halftime lead and attempted just seven passes in the second half (and 24 in the game). Last Saturday was not going to require prolific production from the team’s wide receivers.
This Sunday could be different. He san francisco 49ers they have the best defense in the NFL, but their run defense is ranked higher than their pass defense. Based on yards allowed, the 49ers rank 20th against the pass and 2nd against the run. The Eagles will need to use their passing game to advance to the Super Bowl, and Brown is a key part of the plan.
Brown, who suffered an unspecified injury late in Saturday’s game, said he is “fine to play” and hasn’t been on the injury report for an ailment this week.
The 49ers know Brown well. He played against them with the titans in December 2021 and finished with a career-high 11 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown. Brown noted that the staff has changed for San Francisco, but he made plays in that game, and he’ll have to do the same this weekend.
Brown embrace the big stage. His “perfect” performance in college came in his only game in his hometown of Starkville, Miss. His NFL debut came the same day as Odell Beckham Jr.’s opener in Cleveland, and Brown was the leading receiver. His highly anticipated Eagles opener included 10 receptions for 155 yards. When he faced the team that traded him, he caught two touchdowns and he gave the titans a “scream”.
Brown played in the AFC Championship Game as a rookie (had three receptions for 51 yards) when Tennessee lost in Kansas City, his first taste of a deep postseason run.
“I definitely know what the atmosphere is like, but this time it’s on my side, being at home,” Brown said. “It’s still about making plays, making every drive count.”
And he wants to be the one to make those plays. Yes jalen hurts He throws 10 passes to him, Brown will want 11.
“I feel like whatever I do is going to work; It may not work, but I feel like it will work,” Brown said. “And I really believe in myself and feel like I can take control of the game every chance I get. Of course I want the ball, I crave the ball. That’s all I can summarize.”
Brown wasn’t kidding, but he knows how to take a joke.
Just watch his favorite video that Joe made.
Reporter: At that third and 17, how can you explain your reaction to that non-conversion?
Brown: It was open.
Reporter. You were defensive.
Brown: I was open…
reporter: when jake eliott You went to kick that 60-yard shot, were you nervous?
Brown: It was open. I was open
Around the holidays, Joe shared a meme which read, “Everyone’s work closed for the holidays.” Beneath it, it read, “My work,” with a photo of Brown’s face.
“Open like clockwork,” Brown said. “Tell a friend to tell a friend.”
Scroll through Joe’s content and it’s clear the part isn’t getting old. In fact, Joe even went to personally deliver a gift to Brown before the Eagles’ Week 18 game.
Joe arrived at the stadium during pregame warmups and walked to the back row behind the end zone with a gift-wrapped package that Brown missed.
Brown walked to the end zone seats, opened the box, and looked inside.
It was another sign that said: “OPEN”. Brown laughed as if he had sat down to watch a comedy show. There is often truth in every joke.
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