Brown swiftly beat the cornerback on a double move, but after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Le’Veon Bell on third-and-4, Brown was seen flipping a Gatorade bucket on the sideline. When offensive coordinator Todd Haley tried to calm Brown down, the player shrugged him off.
“It’s like a kid being excited for Christmas … you work on it, you’re expecting that play on that day, sometimes it don’t work out and you move on,” Brown said after the Steelers’ 26-9 victory.
Asked if that’s the most frustrated he’s been on the field, Brown was noncommittal.
“I’m passionate about the game. Anytime you work as hard and you expect the play to go a certain way and you want it, it gets a little frustrating,” he said.
Although Brown entered the game with a league-leading 354 receiving yards, Roethlisberger said during the week he needed to take the best play available instead of zeroing in on Brown.
To that, Brown said Friday he’ll get open regardless.
“I’m always open for business,” Brown said.
Roethlisberger targeted Brown on the next play, an incompletion.
Brown finished with four receptions for 34 yards in the win.