New England Patriots

By Matt Dolloff,

Didn’t take long for Antonio Brown to embrace the TB12 Method.

The Patriots’ newest wide receiver went live on his Instagram page late Thursday night in Foxboro, addressing his followers in a Patriots shirt. He gave a quick tour of the halls at TB12 before seemingly addressing the controversies that have surrounded him in recent months, most notably the accusations of rape and sexual assault against him in a new civil lawsuit.

Watch the video above via @ilyanaLanai on Twitter. You can also see Tom Brady’s personal trainer and business partner, Alex Guerrero, working with Brown in the facility in front of over 17,000 viewers.

“Call God,” Brown says as he makes a phone gesture with his hand. “In a time of crisis, all I ask is love, dedication, and focus. Stay focused. The devil’s going to try and bring you down when you get closer to your goals. The key is, don’t let him.”

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 15: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders adjusts his helmet before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

If Brown can stay focused purely on helping the football team and work so hard as to hit up TB12 in the middle of the night on a Thursday, the Patriots should be happy with that. Bill Belichick was asked to comment on Brown’s video on Friday morning, replying “I’m just here to talk about the game.” If Brown can help in that department, Belichick will put up with a lot of stuff when it comes to the four-time All-Pro.

Speaking of the game, there is a strong chance that Brown plays on Sunday against the Dolphins, as evidenced by his appearance at practice on Wednesday and Thursday. That decision is in the Patriots’ hands, as the NFL won’t place Brown on the commissioner’s exempt list in the absence of criminal charges.

While it remains hard to believe that Brown won’t invite any more unnecessary outside noise into Gillette Stadium, there’s no doubting his potential on the football field in a Patriots uniform. It looks like Sunday will be the first glimpse of that.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at