PITTSBURGH -- Antonio Brown's overzealous touchdown celebrations elicit this question from fantasy owners and Pittsburgh Steelers fans: Why risk injury? His leap into the goal post padding Sunday against the Colts was a reminder.
Brown is going to be fine. Here are three reasons why.
1) Brown is a showman: Look at how much fun Cam Newton has on the field. Celebrating is a basic dynamic of football, assuming it's done responsibly. Don't take it away.
Brown trash talks and flips over the goal line and straddles goal posts. That's all good. Fun is encouraged. You're here to be entertained. And by the looks of Brown's attire after the game, fresh off a new deal with Skittles, Brown isn't taking himself too seriously.
Look good, play good. pic.twitter.com/OdOLvnY4eg— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 7, 2015
2) Brown is not injury prone: Some guys can stave off injury as well as they can defenders. Brown is one of them. He has been durable his whole career.
Did you watch his flip against Oakland in Week 9? He executed a clean, perfect landing. He has been flipping since childhood. And so he tried to straddle the goal post. He jumped onto padding. Have you ever been to a bounce house? Practically the same thing.
3) The Steelers don't really care: Ben Roethlisberger joked that Brown shouldn't flip anymore, but the Steelers consider his celebrations harmless.
Even Mike Tomlin is preparing for outsiders overanalyzing Brown's moves.
"I didn't see it," Tomlin said. "But I'm sure we'll rehash it and rehash it a thousand times in the next six days and suck all the life out of it."
Doesn't have to be that way.