Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster takes to social media to apologize for fumble
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is taking the blame for Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The Steelers were driving with 41 seconds remaining when Ben Roethlisberger threw an 8-yard completion to Smith-Schuster. However, the ball was stripped from his hands at the Saints 35 yard line.
“I was just trying to get down,” Smith-Schuster said. “I couldn’t get down, and they made a good play.”
Monday, Smith-Schuster took to social media to address his feelings on the play.
When I’m at my lowest, I’m not going to hide. I’m sorry. That loss was on me. I let everyone down, it won’t happen again. pic.twitter.com/amLOGJxino
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) December 24, 2018
In the game, Smith-Schuster had 11 receptions for 115 yards.
If the social media responses were any indication, most of Steeler Nation doesn’t think he needs to worry.
You're the man JuJu…let it roll off your back.
— Pirates Faithful (@PiratesFaithful) December 24, 2018
Saints fan here but also a huge fan of you. You’ll bounce back bro! ✊🏻💯
— Tyler (@TylerSherman24) December 24, 2018
JuJu has the mentality of a well rounded veteran. One of my favorite players in the league, and I’m a Packers fan.
— Tyler Ryan (@TyRyan27) December 24, 2018
Nobody blames you we love you
— Christina (@christinamxdden) December 24, 2018
Keep yo head up young GOAT
— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) December 24, 2018
Reading this tweet hurts my heart omg we don't blame you 😭 pic.twitter.com/oZBwwSdvS3
— Liv (@Doubl3_O7) December 24, 2018
From a #Saints fan…a loss is never on one person. Y’all played a great game. You’re a great receiver young man…keep that head up.
— kevindeleon (@kevindeleon) December 24, 2018
It’s all good Juju we love you man keep your head up ❤️
— ⚡️ (@FollowBlitzFN) December 24, 2018
— Dylan Haines (@DHaines1) December 24, 2018
I think I speak for all Steeler Nation, that loss wasn’t on you
— Mike Wszolek (@MikeWszolek8) December 24, 2018