JuJu Smith-Schuster is a clown. Let’s just get that out of the way. I know fans and media members come down way too hard on players who try to show any sort of personality or anything like that, but this is different. Bulletin board material is a real thing and it’s very clear JuJu gave Cleveland what they needed to mollywhop the Steelers.
I’m all for being cocky. If you knock someones head off or make some unbelievable play for a first down, get up and taunt the hell out of the sideline. Yell at the fans. Go nuts! But before a playoff game, it’s never good to call your opponents a bunch of “gray faces” and say they’re basically a talentless football team. You think the Browns took that personally? Hmmm…
You would think this guy would learn his lesson taunting another team before a game considering the Bengals almost knocked his head off because he used their logo as his own personal Tik Tok stage..
I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m a New England fan and I’ve seen first hand what bulletin board material can fuel, but I think it’s best to just shut your mouth going into a playoff game against a team that already doesn’t like you. And it’s not like this is the first time you’ve gave a team bulletin board material before a game!
Now, I do have to say, the Steelers did not lose this game because of Juju. Guy showed up and had a monster game with 13 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown. Pittsburgh lost because their defense looked like they had no idea what was going on and their offense spotted Cleveland 28 points before they decided to start playing. That won’t win you playoff games.
I don’t think you need to tell JuJu he had a great game though. He was clearly feeling himself as the game was going on…….while his team was still getting embarrassed on the scoreboard…….
My man, dancing ON THE FIELD in the middle of a game while your team is still down multiple scores is unacceptable. This is like when players would celebrate a sack or a first down catch when their team is losing by 21. Maybe it’s the Patriots fan in me coming out, but if you care more about your own personal stats as opposed to a team W, get off my field. There will be plenty of time for dancing after the game when you hop on Tik Tok, but when you’re on the field in the midst of your team getting their asses handed to them, I’m not sure why you’re so happy you just HAVE to do a little jig.
But anyway, mistakes happen. I’m sure JuJu had some second thoughts about calling out the Browns before the game because, clearly, the Browns isn’t just the Browns that he’s used to playing each year anymore.
Oh Jesus Christ, really? JUST SAY YOU REGRET WHAT YOU SAID AS THIS TEAM IS CLEARLY BETTER THAN YOU GAVE THEM CREDIT FOR! Tip your hat to them. Say whatever other cliché phrase you can think of and move on. But no, you did your feet in like an idiot. Have fun wallowing away on a mediocre Steelers team once Ben leaves while watching the “gray faces” on the Browns demolish you each and every year bud.