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JuJu Smith-Schuster working on staying calm around Ben Roethlisberger

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The Steelers are set to have a spirited competition for playing time at wide receiver once they get to training camp later this month and second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster is going to be right in the middle of it.

Smith-Schuster is the youngest receiver vying for playing time in Pittsburgh and his inexperience at the NFL level is one of the things he’ll be working to overcome once camp is underway. In particular, the rookie will need to get used to the fact that he’s part of an offense led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

“When I’m thrown in there with Ben, I get too excited. I have to keep calm,” Smith-Schuster said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He goes to any [receiver], but I have to make my own play. I was watching [Antonio Brown] and Ben, and that’s eight years they’ve had together. That’s something I want with a quarterback.”

Building that kind of relationship with Roethlisberger isn’t something that is going to happen overnight, but everyone should be getting together just fine if Smith-Schuster can show the same knack for making catches in traffic that he showed at USC.

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7 Responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster working on staying calm around Ben Roethlisberger”
  1. bigbenisabigbaby says: Jul 5, 2017 10:08 AM

    You can start by helping Ben off the ground.

  2. citizenstrange says: Jul 5, 2017 10:41 AM

    Big Ben plays really small in playoff games. In 5 of the last 6 Steeler playoff games he could not get more than 18 points.

    As always if the defense doesn’t drag him across the finish line and hand him the win he is worthless.

  3. Mike Klingensmith says: Jul 5, 2017 11:00 AM

    You better hurry… you’ve got a year, maybe two before Ben retires.

  4. thesteelhurtin says: Jul 5, 2017 11:30 AM

    So strange it was Ben that blew a 10 point lead against the Cardinals and Polamalu throwing a perfect pass to Hampton in the back of the end zone not once but twice to win the game.

  5. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jul 5, 2017 11:35 AM

    Don’t let him follow you into the bathroom JuJu

  6. aggression44 says: Jul 5, 2017 12:04 PM

    Please tell me that’s his real first name and not a dumb nickname like haha. His name is Hasean.

  7. Cleanosaur says: Jul 5, 2017 12:06 PM

    probably not a good sign of things to come.

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