JuJu Smith-Schuster’s station for Sunday isn’t for all time clear, on memoir of his questionable itemizing on Friday’s ruin document.
Nonetheless if he does procure a methodology to play, his opponent isn’t for all time shedding sleep over it.
“No disrespect to him, he’s no longer Antonio Brown,” Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey said of Smith-Schuster. … “Now I’m going up in opposition to a totally different person, totally different body kind, totally different receiver a diminutive of bit. He can originate plays. Nonetheless I will play my game. No longer if truth be told fearful about it.”
Smith-Schuster’s Steelers are hosting Ramsey’s Rams on Sunday at Heinz Arena. Thru eight video games, Smith-Schuster has proven Ramsey correct, catching 33 passes for 459 yards and three touchdowns. In a vacuum, that’s a proper season, nonetheless Smith-Schuster is coming off a 111-reception, 1,426-yard, seven-landing outing in 2018, and his 2019 numbers thru eight video games are a long way off that blistering tempo.
It was inevitable, though, that Smith-Schuster would topple encourage to earth after the departure of Brown, whom all the league regarded and defended with astronomical appreciate. That created loads of opportunities for Smith-Schuster, who took paunchy relieve of it. He’s no longer getting the same possibilities in 2019.
Without Brown, we knew the road may perchance presumably perchance presumably be more difficult for the third-yr wideout. We moreover didn’t memoir for him shedding his franchise quarterback within the first month of the season.
Ramsey was a mid-season arrival to the Rams, sent west through blockbuster alternate. He has abilities playing in Pittsburgh, where his Jacksonville Jaguars once upset the Steelers within the AFC Divisional round. He’ll return as a Ram who has recorded 11 tackles and one compelled fumble in two video games in a horned helmet.
We will scrutinize if he leaves triumphantly yet yet again.