INDIANAPOLIS — Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster stated Sunday’s landing celebration with Le’Veon Bell re-enacted A.J. Green choking Jalen Ramsey, however it did not go as deliberate.
“Terrible,” stated Smith-Schuster after the Steelers’ 20-17 win over the Colts. “It’s probably my worst one.”
Bengals WR Green and Jaguars CB Ramsey had been ejected from the Week 9 sport after a scuffle left Ramsey in a Green chokehold.
On Smith-Schuster’s 7-yard rating with four:59 left within the third, Smith-Schuster waited for Bell to play the position of Green, coming from behind with a choke.
But Smith-Schuster stated the pair had deliberate to place a optimistic spin on the struggle.
“We were going to shake hands, hold hands walking off the field together,” Smith-Schuster stated. “We messed up. We didn’t really rehearse. You can’t really rehearse what’s really going on.”
The two did shake palms after the choke, however it did not appear a part of the routine.
Asked how Green, an AFC North rival, will reply to the gesture, Bell stated, “I don’t know, I guess we’ll see.”
Smith-Schuster cited the choke going viral as inspiration behind the choice. Other collaborative celebrations between Smith-Schuster and Bell embody a sport of hide-and-seek and a bench-press session. Both gamers maintain celebration concepts within the notes sections of their iPhones.
Pittsburgh is 5-Zero when Smith-Schuster will get a landing.
“We’ll get back to it and get better next week for celebration,” Smith-Schuster stated.