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Chargers WR Weighs in on JuJu’s New Role as Pittsburgh’s No.1 Wideout

By Jared Villani
SteelerNation.com

It’s no secret Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has grown exponentially since joining the league just two seasons ago. While JuJu’s targets will undoubtedly increase throughout the 2019-20 season with the absence of Antonio Brown, his responsibilities and attention from opposing defenders will as well.

Another one of the AFC’s talented receivers, Los Angeles Chargers Pro Bowl pass-catcher Keenan Allen, was asked about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Fox Sports’ Undisputed. This lead to the discussion of how JuJu would be affected now that Brown is playing with the Oakland Raiders.

“Life-changing, life-changing. It’s gonna be hard to sleep at night trying to find ways to get open. Different routes, different coverages you’ve got to look at. Double teams, double pressures, just everything, the whole game changes. But it’s going to get better for him because he’s just gonna learn and he’s just going to get more and more experience.” – Keenan Allen

Things will certainly be different for Pittsburgh’s offense next season, but JuJu has shown no signs of not being able to step up and showcase his skill set. Last season, Big Ben connected with JuJu 111 times for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns. While he may have a tougher time getting open this season due to stronger coverage, there’s no reason to believe his production will falter in any way.

The video below consists of Allen’s appearance on Undisputed and critiques of Big Ben aside, Allen has a point in the sense that this season will definitely be much different for JuJu:

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3 Comments

  1. Philthy

    June 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    For one Carr is not i repeat not Big Ben he doesnt have the arm nor the smarts Ben has after Carr broke his leg he hasnt been the same as he was before he had cooper and still couldnt shine. Brown is gonna have a fit cos Carr wont be able to get him 5he ball unless its short crossing patterns we will miss ABs talent but he will miss Bens Arm Brown wont get 14 tds

  2. Phillip

    June 24, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    For one Carr is not i repeat not Big Ben he doesnt have the arm nor the smarts Ben has after Carr broke his leg he hasnt been the same as he was before he had cooper and still couldnt shine. Brown is gonna have a fit cos Carr wont be able to get him 5he ball unless its short crossing patterns we will miss ABs talent but he will miss Bens Arm Brown wont get 14 tds

  3. Phillip lopez

    June 24, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Omg i put my damn name and email i dont know why you people always do this dumb shit just to write a comment i did what was required you say i didnt but i did thats my fucking name and email this is so damn annoying with this shit everytime 8 come online to enjoy my team i have to fight to makw a comment or sign in its ridiculous

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