Myles Garrett: We definitely did not appreciate JuJu Smith-Schuster’s comments

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Pittsburgh’s JuJu Smith-Schuster claims he doesn’t regret saying “The Browns is the Browns” last week.

But his comments undoubtedly provided motivation for Cleveland heading into Sunday’s playoff game.

“Any talk like that is going to be disrespectful to anybody on any team,” Garrett said, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “We definitely did not appreciate it. I think we made that known tonight with our performance. We just have to carry on with this momentum we have getting this big win in their house. I think we have what it takes to keep it going.”

Players can often take the smallest, benign comment and turn it into bulletin-board material. But when comments like Smith-Schuster’s happen, it makes coaches emphasize the importance of saying next to nothing when talking to the media.

That’s a little unfortunate for us consumers because interesting quotes make interesting stories. But when you see results like the constant mocking of Smith-Schuster during Cleveland’s locker room celebration, the approach makes sense.

16 responses to “Myles Garrett: We definitely did not appreciate JuJu Smith-Schuster’s comments

  1. Does Ju get resigned? What is he worth if Ben is gone? His stats fell faster than his mouth. I know he is still young but I don’t see the dedication or route skills to make it elsewhere.

  2. I am LOVING the absolute hatred that these two teams have.
    And now that the Browns have exorcised some decades long demons, it’s getting downright Juicy.

  3. Like I said in another comment. I was hoping JuJu would be different, but he appears to be another AB, without the same level of talent, in the making. When asked about being a free agent he said, in part, “I don’t want to have to go to a different organization and change the ways and how I am,” Smith-Schuster said. Very telling if you ask me.

  4. But it’s all right for them to do wild dances in the end zone for doing what they’re paid to do. Stuff like that shows us that they’re not accustomed to making big plays..

  5. What is it with Steeler wide recievers being head cases, Antonio Brown, Juju, even Heinz Ward when he played ran his mouth a lot.

  6. juju went from humble hardworking rookie to unlikable dancing loudmouth fool pretty quickly…..

  7. neverdieeasy says:
    January 11, 2021 at 10:52 am
    Does Ju get resigned? What is he worth if Ben is gone? His stats fell faster than his mouth. I know he is still young but I don’t see the dedication or route skills to make it elsewhere.

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    His stats fell because his role in the offense has changed over the past few seasons, shifting from outside to slot. Instead of getting mid range to deeper throws, it’s a lot of short-yardage/high-contact stuff. The change in his numbers coincides almost completely with that and with the broader shift in the team’s offense to spreading the ball out (they had 3 WRs with 800+ yards this season, including JJSS) and the short passing game.

    Might be fair to criticize him for talking too much at times and causing distractions, but I’m not convinced that’s had any bearing on his productivity.

  8. darthhelmut says:
    January 11, 2021 at 11:35 am
    What is it with Steeler wide recievers being head cases, Antonio Brown, Juju, even Heinz Ward when he played ran his mouth a lot.

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    I may be wrong, but I don’t recall Hines (or even headcase AB) disrespecting other teams/players. On the field, I’m sure a LOT of jawing was going on….happens in every game, with every team. Ward has been vocal about the leadership on the Steelers, saying that it starts at the top, with Tomlin. With Ward, like a lot of players, you loved him if he played for your favorite team, or you hated him if he didn’t.

  9. I think Media pundits writing Browns off were a bigger motivation than Juju comments like Baker said “No gave us a chance”, yes let’s give one person all the credit.

    Tomlin is the problem good coach but wont win you Superbowls.

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