Ben Roethlisberger loves enjoying with JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Speaking on his weekly speak present on 93.7 The Fan, Big Ben opened up about why he enjoys enjoying with Pittsburgh’s rookie receiver, who on Wednesday turned the primary Steelers’ rookie since Roehtlisberger to be named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
“It’s enjoyable to observe him. I say it time and again … the child simply has enjoyable enjoying soccer,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s so harmless. He simply actually enjoys simply going out and enjoying soccer. When I communicate to the blokes earlier than video games within the locker room, typically I attempt to think about issues to say. Sometimes I inform them, ‘Remember back when you were kids … and it was just football and you had fun doing it.’ That’s JuJu each single day. He simply performs soccer and has enjoyable doing it. It’s simply refreshing to see.”
Roethlisberger’s ideas on JuJu on Wednesday bolstered what he mentioned instantly following Pittsburgh’s 20-15 victory over Detroit, when Big Ben talked about Smith-Schuster’s response to a dropped cross late within the sport.
“My locker is next to his in there,” Big Ben mentioned. “He had a great game, and he’s kinda beating himself over a third drop late in the game. To me, that was encouraging. He’s sitting there dwelling on (a play) he didn’t make. That’ what I like to see the most.”
Roethlisberger clearly appreciated what he noticed from his 20-year-old receiver on his 97-yard landing reception that made Big Ben the primary quarterback in NFL historical past to finish three pbades of at the least 94 yards in his profession.
“They gave a coverage where the safeties split wide,” Roethlisberger mentioned of the landing cross. “JuJu had one thing just like that earlier within the sport. He tried to juke the man and provides him an out transfer after which go up. I mentioned, ‘Listen, next time get that look…beat him with speed.’ And that’s what he did.
“I didn’t know he had that much speed. He said he didn’t either.”
While he actually enjoys enjoying with him, do not count on Big Ben to affix in on certainly one of JuJu’s patented landing celebrations, as Smith-Schuster has reportedly provided Roethlisberer his sport verify if he joins in on certainly one of his landing celebrations.
“I heard he was gonna give me his paycheck. I think both are ridiculous,” Roethlisberger mentioned with fun, because the crew’s future Hall of Fame quarterback will look to future strengthen his rapport along with his younger receiver through the second half of the 2017 season.