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What We Learned From JuJu Smith-Schuster’s Reddit AMA

JuJu Smith-Schuster did a Reddit AMA (Ask me anything) on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 and there was a lot of gems throughout.

Smith-Schuster is looking to bounce back from a lack luster, injury plagued season. He finished the 2019 season with a career low 552 yards and three touchdowns on 42 catches.

To his defense, his future hall of fame quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger went down in week 2 and was out for the season.

Whatever. New year, new season. Here is to a better season.

Here is what we learned from Smith-Schuster’s AMA.

 What’s your favorite City/stadium to play in and why?

“Off the top of my head some great ones were New Orleans, crazy crazy loud, crazy fans, Cleveland, always a fun rivalry game, and Green Bay, historic stadium you can feel it right when you walk in, special place.”

Which team are you most excited to play against?

“Cowboys”

Do you see yourself retiring as a Steeler?

“Yes”

Hey JuJu! Who’s the toughest defender you’ve gone up against and why?

“Marlon Humphrey, great player, big defender, plays the ball really well, smart, instinctive, he has it all as a DB! Love battling with him.”

What’s your favorite moment with Coach Tomlin?

“When I first got drafted, he told me I was young enough to be one of his kids and was gonna treat me like it too”

Who is the best trash talker in the game?

“Jalen Ramsey”

What was the biggest transition you learned from College ball to the Pros?

“Mentally playing the game is much more important and a bigger focus in the Pros, much bigger point of emphasis during game week is studying, learning coverages, learning what other teams do.”

Did you enjoy your 97-yard TD vs. Denver or your 97-yard TD vs. Detroit better?

“Denver, because I had to run across the field, stiff arm a defender, had to do more that play than the Detroit one, but both were crazy haha.”

Do you prefer working from the slot or outside?

“Doesn’t matter, both are good with me”

What was your favorite sports team growing up? When you were a kid, which former player(s) did you idolize?

“USC” & “Reggie Bush”

Who is the funniest teammate in the locker room? Funniest player not on the Steelers?

“Eric Ebron! For not on the Steelers, George Kittle”

What was it like playing rugby growing up and would you ever consider going back to the sport? 

“Loved playing rugby, so fun, I would definitely go play rugby if I wasn’t playing football but I’m gonna stick with football til I’m not good enough to play anymore haha”

How is the JuJu Foundation doing?

“Great! Haven’t been able to do in person fundraising stuff but still finding ways to give back. a lot of my brand partners support too so we’ve been doing some stuff.”

Juju, what is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Favorite video games right now?

“Play video games with my friends online and walk my dog Boujee and hang out with him”

“Madden COD, (Call of Duty), Fortnite, Fall guys”

Have you ever had to poop during a game?

“No! Haha! always take care of it before, would never put myself in that situation!” 

Do you like pineapple on pizza?

“No Pineapple”

 

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