Steelers’ WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Takes the Blame for the 28-31 Loss to Saints

JuJu Smith-Schuster. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has a hard time forgetting the mistake he made in Sunday’s 28-31 loss to New Orleans Saints. With the 1:25 left in the game, Smith-Schuster made a costly fumble and denied his team a chance to tie or potentially win the game. Although he was critical of himself after the game, the 22-year-old now decided to go on Twitter and take the blame for the loss once again.

When I’m at my lowest, I’m not going to hide.” – Smith-Schuster wrote. “I’m sorry. That loss was on me. I let everyone down, it won’t happen again.

Before the costly mistake, JuJu Smith-Schuster had a great game against New Orleans, catching 11 passes for 115 yards. This also pushed him to 106 receptions for the season, making him the youngest player in the league’s history to reach 100 receptions in a single season.

Smith-Schuster’s teammates decided not to hold the fumble against him after the game and were fully supportive of him.

He’s been great,” – said WR Antonio Brown. “He’s a reason we’re here.

Really, he’s one of the main reasons we even had a chance to win that game and win so many games this year.” – added quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. “He’s a special young talent. I was heartbroken for him. That was one of the worst things about that loss, for me, was him.”

JuJu Smith-Schuster, who entered the league as second-round pick in 2017 NFL Draft, is currently Steelers’ leading WR in terms of yards with 1,389 while adding six touchdowns in the process.