In one-minute interview session, Antonio Brown shows he is all-in on The Patriot Way

At least Antonio Brown answered some questions, instead of hurrying out of the locker room like he did after last Sunday’s game.

The media got four questions with Brown at his locker on Thursday. The session lasted about a minute. When Brown was asked about his standing with the league, given the pending civil lawsuit in which a former trainer accused him of sexual assault, Brown offered cliches about Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

If you needed any proof that Brown has been fully indoctrinated into The Patriot Way, it’s all there in a one-minute clip.

Antonio Brown meets with media for one minute

Brown didn’t have much to say on Thursday, and the Patriots made sure his media session wrapped up before he did say anything interesting. It’s surprising he didn’t drop a “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”

Brown answered four questions, but answered the first one like he misheard it. He was asked about his standing with the league.

“I’m super grateful to be here,” Brown said. “Thankful to Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. I’ve got a lot of the offense to learn and catch up. But I’m excited and grateful to be here .”

The final question, with a public relations representative cutting off the session, was again about the NFL and whether he’d heard from the league.

“I appreciate that question,” Brown said. “I’m just here to focus on ball.”

Brown has been quiet so far

It’s impossible to predict what will happen next with Brown. We’ve learned that over the past few weeks.

But based on what has happened so far, Brown is adopting the Patriots’ mantra of not saying anything and not being a distraction. He hasn’t tweeted anything since Sept. 7. His last retweet was the Patriots’ announcement on Sept. 10 that they signed him. Brown’s social media habits have gotten him in trouble before, but early on it seems he’s on board with the Patriots’ way of doing things.

And based on his media interaction on Thursday, and him leaving the locker room before the media was allowed in last Sunday, there won’t be any long, revealing interviews. The Steelers and Raiders weren’t so lucky.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) before the start of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) scores a touchdown as Miami Dolphins cornerback Jomal Wiltz (33) attempts to defend, during the first half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
MIAMI , MA. - SEPTEMBER 15: Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots celebrates his first down catch during the first quarter of the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami , Florida. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
MIAMI , MA. - SEPTEMBER 15: Tom Brady #12 and Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots bump fists during the second quarter of the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami , Florida. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown to practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, walks on the field near wide receiver Antonio Brown (1) as Brown works out during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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