The Antonio Brown alternate to Oakland leaves a gaping gap in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense. JuJu Smith-Schuster is determined to occupy that void.
I’m Animated… pic.twitter.com/K9EZVna0VVâ
JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu)
March 10, 2019
Smith-Schuster later added: “I promise, I’m never lettin’ up,” with a spotlight video connected.
Smith-Schuster led Steelers in receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,426) in 2018, the most main time Brown didn’t lead Pittsburgh in catches or yards since 2012.
The quiz for Pittsburgh is whether or not Smith-Schuster can live prolific without Brown on the enviornment to retract away the majority of the protection.
With out Brown having fun with the starting up air receiver role, will the Steelers be ready to construct JuJu in the slot, where he feasted last season?
These WRs would possibly possibly possibly possibly presumably as successfully be having fun with a kind of positions. From their 2018 #ReceptionPerception samples…Antonio Brown: – 76.5% of snaps starting up air- 76.3% of snaps on the lineJuJu Smith-Schuster:- 55.6% of snaps in the slot- 59.7% of snaps off the lineCoverages they faced: pic.twitter.com/4gqzMTk24Xâ Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB)
March 3, 2019
The self assurance that the 22-yr-musty Smith-Schuster can continue his ascent in direction of the upper-echelon likely played a job in the Steelers’ willingness to alternate Brown for a third- and a fifth-round draft eradicate.
The larger enviornment for Pittsburgh is much less that JuJu will continue to form, but rather the leisure of the supporting solid. Second-round eradicate James Washington struggled mightily as a rookie last yr, and loads of other times caught the ire of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Ryan Switzer is a trusty slot receiver, but not a player that will garner defensive attention.
With Brown out the door, how will the Steelers restock the targets for Gargantuan Ben?
JuJu Smith-Schuster is ready for a bigger role. The larger quiz is whether or not the Steelers will have the complementary objects surrounding him in 2019.