JuJu Smith-Schuster’s tweet was a clear shot at Antonio Brown
JuJu Smith-Schuster posted a somewhat subtle reaction to the Antonio Brown trade on Twitter Sunday, but the context of the photo he shared makes it obvious he was taking a shot at his former teammate.
On the surface, it appeared Smith-Schuster was simply indicating he is ready to take on a bigger role now that Brown is no longer with the Steelers. Of course, the photo he used was from a game against the Raiders, and Brown was one of the players standing in the background.
I’m Ready… pic.twitter.com/K9EZVna0VV
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) March 10, 2019
Apparently there is a lot more to it than that. Steelers reporter Mark Kaboly remembers the exact play, and it was initially ruled incomplete. Thinking the throw should have gone to him, Brown then proceeded to throw a temper tantrum on the sideline. The call was overturned, with Smith-Schuster and the Steelers being awarded the touchdown.
This play AB went nuts and threw his helmet and pouted on sidelines. Thought ball should’ve been thrown to him. When they reversed the call he almost seemed embarrassed. I was watching with binoculars the entire time. https://t.co/3zPVt8Zt97
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) March 10, 2019
Coincidence? Of course not.
Smith-Schuster may have said all the right things about Brown demanding a trade, but it seems like he is happy with the result.