Whereas Antonio Brown’s exit from Pittsburgh absolutely did now not lack within the drama division, JuJu Smith-Schuster is affirming that there’s none lingering between him and his historical teammate as critical minicamp marches on.
Nearly three weeks after asserting that crew chemistry is “on point” following the alternate that sent Brown to the Oakland Raiders in March, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ unique No. 1 receiver addressed where issues are this day.
Evidently, he is rarely any longer foreseeing any flareups love the two participated in over Twitter this spring the subsequent time he and Brown are within the identical neighborhood.
“I regarded at him as a job model and in that peril I did no longer favor it to cease love that. I’ve no onerous feelings against him,” Smith-Schuster told the media at his locker Wednesday. “Clearly, if we have been ever within the identical room, I could divulge what’s as a lot as him. I mediate hatred is a big observe to make insist of against someone.
“On the tip of the day, he’s a huge participant. He comes out each day, his work ethic. He worked onerous. As opposed to that, I get no longer want the relaxation against him or the relaxation love that.”
Smith-Schuster will likely continue to discipline faithful as many questions about Brown this season as he has kickoffs throughout his budding profession nonetheless he can not let or no longer it’s a distraction.
Help in Would possibly possibly possibly well just, the 22-year-extinct mentioned he felt love a “French bulldog barking in any respect individuals” nonetheless, as the season approaches, Smith-Schuster must set up himself as the alpha among a community of receivers having a fetch out about to point out themselves following the charismatic Brown’s departure.
Most likely taking half in with and learning from Brown his first two seasons gave the young wideout, who made the Knowledgeable Bowl in 2018 after a season with 111 catches, 1,426 yards and 7 TDs, the critical instruments to make a choice over in his third year?
Only time will repeat if Smith-Schuster can regular the Steelers with an elevated workload and occupy the void left by the seven-time Knowledgeable Bowler.