JuJu Smith-Schuster Wants Steelers To ‘Stop All The Bullsh*t’ And Go Make A Super Bowl Run
JuJu Smith-Schuster wants football nirvana between the Pittsburgh Steelers’ organization and some of his teammates like Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Will that actually happen after all the drama that’s gone on between the two superstars and the team? Doubtful, but JuJu’s putting out his feelings to at least try and move on from all the dysfunction that’s gone on in the Steel City over the past year.
With Brown trolling the Steelers any chance he gets — even posting a picture on Instagram of him wearing a San Francisco 49ers uniform — and Bell both sitting out the regular season over a contract dispute and not-so-secretly giving hints about his intentions to leave this offseason, JuJu Smith-Schuster wants both guys to have a kumbaya with management and get things figured out to make a Super Bowl run. That’s what the second-year wide receiver said while talking with Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, per Pro Football Talk, hoping that, in a perfect world, everything can be resolved.
“I really don’t have control of that (the roster). In my dream world, I would have Le’Veon Bell at running back with James Conner,” Smith-Schuster said. “I’d have AB stay on the other side. We’d win the Super Bowl with the guys that we have, the guys that we keep. Obviously it’s tough, situations like that you can’t control — Art Rooney and Mike Tomlin with that situation. For me, it’s moreso like let’s keep the guys on the team and win the Super Bowl. Let’s stop all the bullshit.”
While one can admire the optimism of JuJu Smith-Schuster, seeing all the full-blown punches that both the players and the organization have made on one another, it’s probably too much to overcome. Unfortunately, egos have been hurt, and that usually means parting ways is the way to go; well, in the sports world.
Is there a slim chance that Antonio Brown and the Steelers can sit down together and try to hash things out? Sure, but I give it about a 0.09 percent chance of actually happening. All that means is that JuJu Smith-Schuster should be ready to be lead dog at wideout, which he sounds like he’s ready for, per Yahoo! Sports.
“Obviously I’d prefer AB stay on the team, be on the other side. You think about the numbers that we put up … I think it’s unbelievable. Like you said if the opportunity does come, arise, I’m definitely going to embrace it and take that role.”
Time will tell us what happens with this shitshow of a situation in Pittsburgh, but at least JuJu Smith-Schuster’s speaking his mind to at least try and put things into perspective to remind his teammates they’ve got a real chance at winning a Super Bowl together. It’s too his feelings probably won’t make a difference, though.