Tomlin on Antonio Brown's sideline tantrum: 'Be a professional'

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Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Predictably, Mike Tomlin wasn't happy with Antonio Brown's antics Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Steelers coach shared his feelings after his receiver toppled a Gatorade cooler on the sideline.

"This is not Antonio's first rodeo," Tomlin said, according to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network. "Be a professional."

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was also disappointed about the situation.

"He got upset because he was open, which I can understand, sometimes that happens," Roethlisberger said on The Cook and Poni radio show, as transcribed by Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. "I was disappointed because it’s not like I intentionally missed him, it’s not like I intentionally didn’t throw it to him. I was doing what my reads tell me to do, I don’t even want to say I made a mistake, because I was reading the side I was supposed to read. It’s just unfortunate that it happened, and it’s unfortunate that he acted and reacted that way."

Brown finished the game with only four catches for 34 yards, making it his worst statistical performance of the season. The reason for his frustration could also be the difficulty he's had finding the end zone in 2017, as Brown has only posted one touchdown after recording 12 a year ago.