JuJu Smith-Schuster: Let’s stop all the BS and keep the guys on the team

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It wasn’t long ago that running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown were sharing the field for the Steelers offense, but they may both be wearing other uniforms by the time the 2019 season gets underway.

The circumstances for the two players are different, but one of their Steelers teammates would like to see the team find a way to stop discarding players. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster shared those thoughts with Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

“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 bulls–t.”

There appears to be almost no chance that Bell will be in Pittsburgh as anything but a visiting player in the future. There’s a lot more to play out on the Brown front, but Smith-Schuster may have to settle for the Steelers holding onto a new crop of teammates in the future.

14 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster: Let’s stop all the BS and keep the guys on the team

  1. I’m going to go out on a limb here..Bell and Brown both played together with Ben and didn’t win a ring…I’m sure w/o Ben and their Me First attitude. They won’t win a ring ever

  2. Giving Tomlin the boot would likely help matters as far as a championship is concerned. I really believe he is the problem. There should be no favorites on a team.

  3. JuJu is much younger than Bell and Brown but he’s making more sense and having a more adult approach to the situation then both older players when it comes to speaking about the team dynamics. it’s not gonna happen though Bell and Brown are on their way out, rightfully so

  4. arcross12042004scorp15 says:

    January 30, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Hey JuJu there is a salary cap !
    Even though Art Rooney and Mike Tomlin
    would like to keep everybody, other players will want to be paid as well.
    Ask your agent to explain it to you.

    The Salary cap has no bearing on this. Brown is already under contract and the Steelers will have $20 million or more in cap room to offer Bell or match an offer to Bell. Ben will sign an extension to lessen his cap hit too.

  5. cjmcfootball says:
    January 30, 2019 at 11:19 am
    They had all those guys last year. They lost to the Jaguars in the playoffs.
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    When your D allows 45 to Blake Bortles – AT HOME, that can happen…

  6. This has been part of the Steelers problem. Too many players piping up in the media about the franchise and what they should and shouldn’t be doing. And now Juju seems to have jumped on that bandwagon? How about not saying anything in the media and just concentrating on playing football and winning a championship, instead of all the talk all the time?!

  7. JuJu might not like the extra attention he is going to get from defenses with Bell and Brown gone. But he should be happy if the Steelers put some money into their defense so they can actually win a game if they hang 20+ points a game on opponents.

  8. Stiller43 says:
    January 30, 2019 at 11:51 am
    cjmcfootball says:
    January 30, 2019 at 11:19 am
    They had all those guys last year. They lost to the Jaguars in the playoffs.
    ______________________________

    When your D allows 45 to Blake Bortles – AT HOME, that can happen…

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    Their D allowed 45 to Bortles because the majority of the teams salary cap is tied up in the offense. You know, the offense that couldn’t outscore the Jags that day.

    That’s what happens when you have guys off the street starting on your defense.

  9. Hines Ward won a ring in Pittsburgh..And JuJu is more Hines Ward then AB..Ask Vontez Burfict. I’d rather JuJy then AB84 and Conner over Bell..Like him if not Ben makes this offense go

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