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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is still working to get back to full speed after injuring his feet in a cryotherapy mishap, but it’s apparently not too soon for head coach Jon Gruden to make jokes about the incident.
On Tuesday’s episode of “Hard Knocks,” Brown talked to Gruden about his feet overheating during a practice.
“For the most part I feel good, it’s just when it’s really hot, that s— starts to burn, I have to take my shoes off,” Brown told Gruden.
“Why don’t you go to a cryochamber?” the Raiders coach asks.
“F— that coach, not again, never again,” the receiver laughs.
Brown suffered extreme blistering on his feet after reportedly not wearing the proper footwear in a cryotherapy machine.
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HBO also covered the ongoing drama between Brown and the NFL over his helmet, and at one point in the episode, Brown thanked Gruden for having his back before evidently learning some new vocabulary from his head coach.
“Thanks for supporting me coach, my head, the feet, people after me, you’ve been a constant supporter,” Brown said.
“At the end of the day, let’s keep this s— simple,” Gruden responded. “Football comes first. Everybody else is f—ing way behind. You know what I’m saying? You’ve handled all that seamlessly, beautifully.”
“Seamlessly, I like that word,” the receiver said while laughing. “That’s a great word. Seamlessly. I’ll look that up.”
Other highlights from the episode include tight end Luke Willson’s incredible assessment of the Golden Gate Bridge, and Gruden completely butchering a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
You can watch clips from the episode in the videos above.
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