Steelers extensive receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was a part of two tales main into Sunday night time’s sport in opposition to the Lions, however neither was centered on his on-field play.
By the top of the sport in opposition to the Lions, although, neither Martavis Bryant‘s social media feedback nor Smith-Schuster’s stolen bike was the very first thing that got here to thoughts. It was the rookie’s 97-yard landing catch within the third quarter that everybody was speaking about.
It was the longest landing catch in Steelers historical past and got here in opposition to a glance that the Steelers had seen earlier than from the Detroit protection. Ben Roethlisberger advised Smith-Schuster to change his route and all the things labored like a attraction.
“I advised him, I stated, ‘Hear, subsequent time you get that look, if it’s a 22-type man, beat ’em with velocity. Simply get down there,’” Smith-Schuster of ESPN.com. “And that’s what he did. And I threw it excessive, and I advised him, I didn’t know he had that a lot velocity. He stated he didn’t both.”
The play and Smith-Schuster’s general night time — seven catches for 193 yards — can provide rise to lavish reward, which is simply what the rookie obtained from operating again Le’Veon Bell. Bell referred to as the youngest participant at present within the NFL the “finest participant ever underneath 21.”
That could be hyperbole, however it’s onerous in charge somebody from getting caught up in what the rookie did in opposition to the Lions.