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Is it really Juju's time to shine?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by 86WardsWay, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    The spotlight will be on him but he definitely needs help on an opposite side.

    He seems like he has similarities to Hines Ward's perspective.

    Will he step into that spotlight or even can he?
     
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  2. AskQuestionsLater

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    I believe he can. If his previous two seasons are any indication, he should be ready to take the mantle. That being said, I am more concerned about James Washington than I am JuJu.


    He NEEDS to have a "Sophomore Explosion" without question. If not, that is going to spell immense problems for Pittsburgh moving forward.
     
  3. Daddymac10

    Daddymac10 Well-Known Member

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    Always remember, Steelers won nothing with the killer B's. The Steelers won superbowl rings before $$$Bell$$$ & $$$Brown$$$ and will be a better team when the offensive workload is shared...
     
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  4. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    We don’t need a hero on offense. If we can spread the ball around ala the Patriots we’ll be fine.

    To replace AB I think the biggest thing will be redzone threat, maybe another TE? We’ll need another RB in case Connor gets hurt, again. Also, we’ll need a burner to stretch the field to take pressure off JuJu and Washington.
     
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  5. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    That's who we met with at the combine too. 4.3 receivers. ;):cool:
     
  6. FeedTheMachineFTM

    FeedTheMachineFTM Well-Known Member

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  7. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    I wore my JuJu jersey yesterday. First time since the Cincy game I felt like wearing my Steelers gear. JuJu will surpass ABs #s for the Steelers (if we get a competent replacement for Ben when he goes), no worries here.
     
  8. tyler christopher

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    JUJU is a special player. He will figure it out.. He will be fine. Everybody could cry and wine all they want when I say this but Hines was never a true number 1.. He often benefited from plax, holmes, wallace and others getting doubled. It would help if they could go get a speedster like brown from the ravens but I do think JUJU will be fine as number 1......
     
  9. tyler christopher

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    Everybody has to stop saying " well the patriots get by without a number 1 receiver" They get by cause they have the best qback on the planet. Tom brady is so much better than ben it is disgusting...........
     
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  10. FootballAnalyst98

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    We had a elite defense. No where close to that now.
     
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  11. FootballAnalyst98

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    Why do you keep thinking everyone can be the patriots? Ben never has nor will be Tom brady and Tomlin isnt bill belichick.
     
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  13. FootballAnalyst98

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  14. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    I'm less worried about JuJu being double covered and more worried about who steps up and takes the WR2 spot.

    James Washington needs to come on and strong. Get Eli Rodgers back hopefully he stays healthy. Sign a veteran, a guy in his mid to late 20's. I''d like a WR who could be here a few years.

    Then hopefully hit gold in the draft again. Drafting good WR's is one thing Colbert and company generally do well.
     
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  15. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

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    We need to grab a WR2. Someone like Golden Tate would be perfect.
     
  16. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    I know this will be unpopular, but does anyone else foresee Juju becoming a diva and a possible big problem down the road?

    Hope I'm wrong.

    But he came into the league with a higher profile than AB. Has had even more early success. Is already a HUGE name and pro bowler. Is even more involved on social media and cares way more about his personal brand than AB did after Year 2.

    Again, Hope i'm wrong.
     
  17. FootballAnalyst98

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    Anything can happen. I remember ppl on this board last summer telling me ab wasnt a diva like bell when I said he was. Now look at the situation.
     
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  18. FeedTheMachineFTM

    FeedTheMachineFTM Well-Known Member

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    Defense was indeed better ,but I'm pretty sure 2 guys in particular, Ben and Holmes won super bowl 43 .
    Something brown or bell can never say ..
     
  19. FootballAnalyst98

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    Holmes and ben played great in that game. The defense played very good as well. Have to remember that was an offense with 4 hall of famers on it in warner, fitz, boldin, and edge(who wass still a 1000 yr rusher at the time). It was expected for them to put up some points and the defense for the most part did very good except for giving up that big play to fitz. That was a collective effort. Holmes and ben werent the 2 guys that won it.
     
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  20. tyler christopher

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    Our defense held them to 7 points in first half of that sbl to give offense a cushion.. yea ben did play great in that game but how did ben play against the packers? I remember brown making huge plays his rookie season in the playoffs to get them to that game for only ben to stink it up..... Brown and bell are not the reasons we did not win sbl in there era
     
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  21. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    :shrug:
     
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  22. Blast Furnace

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    First, sorry if that against the rules rating showed up, big digits little phone keyboard :lolol:

    I’m not concerned at all. I don’t think a guy who goes trick or treating in his uni with a bunch of children, pays for everyone’s shoes at the store and has a charity foundation already is someone that will morph into a selfish me first player.

    Remember, AB was always like this according to Ryan Clark, he didn’t change.
     
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  23. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    Let's hope!

    I think the bugger question is will tye Steelers be gun shy to signing and holding on to high productive WRs and RBs going forward.

    I think yes.

    We won Super Bowls in 2005 and 2008 with questionably talented skill players. What did we win with all this offensive fire power? Nothing.

    Let's finally fix this defense. Keep the trenches strong which we saw with the Pouncey and Foster extensions.

    Let's win with defense and a strong running game again.
     
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  24. Lizard72

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    I think JuJu brings a different skill set to the table. He excelled because he's way bigger than what people think he is and can beat you with his strength or route running.

    Everyone sees his pictures and his age and says "Kid" that kid is
    You know with most guys in shots like this, they would have a hand in the air happy that the guy was catching that for a TD!
     
  25. GB_Steel

    GB_Steel Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking the same thing about being gun shy with those RBs and WRs now. Fine by me if they are!

    Defense and efficient offense are far from dead in this league.
     
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