JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn’t see offense changing much

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Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was on the receiving end of Mason Rudolph‘s first completion as an NFL player last Sunday and  building that connection will be important for the Steelers offense now that Ben Roethlisberger is out for the year with an elbow injury.

Smith-Schuster told Mike Florio of PFT on Tuesday that he feels that he and the 2018 third-round pick “have a connection” because of work they’ve done in practice on days when Roethlisberger was resting.

While that’s a good starting point, Smith-Schuster acknowledged there will be a big difference in going from a player with Roethlisberger’s experience to one making his first NFL start. Despite that gap, the wideout said he does not expect to see much change in how the Steelers run their offense.

“I don’t think it will change a lot,”  We have our plays set, we have the guys we still have on offense at every position that we need and I don’t think a lot will change.”

The Steelers have only produced 29 points and 569 yards through two games, so some change wouldn’t be a bad thing on the offensive side of the ball.

17 responses to “JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn’t see offense changing much

  1. “This is going to be a train wreck. I’m just glad we’re all going to have front row seats to it.”

    Wouldn’t you rather see more good games with good competition between teams than a bunch of mostly crappy teams and a handful of good ones?

    Its not good so many starting QBs are already out – Foles, Brees, Ben, Darnold for at least a few weeks. That’s bad for everybody.

  2. There is already a big change at quarterback. Ben likes to take his time before he throws the ball. It’s almost like sandlot as he’s waiting for the defense to break down. Mason likes to pull the trigger quickly. He reminds me more of Tom Brady. Now with Minkah on defense, it’s a new team out there. The new season of 14 games starts Sunday.

  3. There is already a big change at quarterback. Ben likes to take his time throwing the ball. It’s almost like sandlot where he’s waiting for the defense to break down in coverage. Mason like to pull the trigger quickly. He reminds me more of Tom Brady. Now that Minkah is on defense to fill in at safety, there’s a new team out there. I think the Minkah trade is the best news the Steelers have had in a long time. The 14 game season starts next Sunday in San Francisco.

  4. Why is anyone even talking to this publicity starved loudmouth? His season ending fumble is going to be the highlight of his career compared to the massive hurt that’s aboit to come.,

  5. The Steelers historically start off like crap because of Tomlin. That said, they face some challenges going forward. I think Rudolph will be fine, and will gain a ton of experience. We may even squeak into the playoffs. However, that will greatly depend on the coaching staff, which to date, have not shown me a whole lot. Fitzpatrick could quickly turn into a difference maker, only time will tell.

  6. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    September 17, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Why is anyone even talking to this publicity starved loudmouth? His season ending fumble is going to be the highlight of his career compared to the massive hurt that’s aboit to come.

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    Talk about a “starved loudmouth”. Pot meet kettle. 0-2 and they still live rent free in your small head.

  7. The Steelers historically start off like crap because of Tomlin. That said, they face some challenges going forward. I think Rudolph will be fine, and will gain a ton of experience. We may even squeak into the playoffs. However, that will greatly depend on the coaching staff, which to date, have not shown me a whole lot. Fitzpatrick could quickly turn into a difference maker, only time will tell.

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    The Steelers historically start off like crap because of Tomlin. That said, they face some challenges going forward. I think Rudolph will be fine, and will gain a ton of experience. We may even squeak into the playoffs. However, that will greatly depend on the coaching staff, which to date, have not shown me a whole lot. Fitzpatrick could quickly turn into a difference maker, only time will tell.

    You are really going out on a limb with that bold analysis. Check Tomlins record….you just don’t like Tomlin for a reason we both know, if you are a true Steeler fan you ill stay the course quietly….if not we know what you are.

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  8. @Vasteelerfan

    Lol. Yeah, question whether someone is a Steelers’ fan because they don’t agree with your opinion. I continually post on here, always regarding the Steelers or related players like Brown. Also unless you’re over 50, I can guarantee that I’ve been a fan of the team longer than you. Further, don’t make up BS about why I don’t care for Tomlin, I’ve said on here, ad nauseam, that I think he’s too much of a players coach. You insinuating that it’s because of his skin color is insulting and complete BS. As far as them making the playoff, it will be a challenge, if you don’t think so great.

  9. @Vasteelerfan

    As far as the slow starts, tell me the last time they busted out of the gate. Sure, Tomlin has a great in season record, but somewhere in there, and with the talent level they have had, they should have at least been to a Super Bowl in the last 8 years.

  10. This guy has been a big fantasy disappointment for my team as he promulgated all off season he was ready to be the “#1 guy” , but is clearly not ready to he the #1 guy. AB was the rising the tide that lifted all boats in Pittsburgh, let’s just call a spade a spade and dispense with the delusions.

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