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, and his social media platform too seriously." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBehind the Steel Curtaina Pittsburgh Steelers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsSteelersOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsFiled under:Latest NewsCommentaryJuJu Smith Schuster can't seem to make everybody happy at the same timeNew,52commentsSome of the good old boys in the local media have decided that JuJu Smith Schuster doesn't take his career serious enough, and his social media platform too seriously.EDTShareTweetShareShareJuJu Smith Schuster can't seem to make everybody happy at the same timeScott R. Galvin-USA TODAY SportsJust when you thought all the excess drama had left the building, some individuals try to pull it back in. Sometimes the drama has substance, other times it is entirely manufactured. Intentionally I am sorry to say. Professional sports are big business and everybody wants their piece of the action. Television channels want their viewers, radio stations and podcasts need their listeners, and newspapers and websites covet their readers. Competition for your attention is intense, and the losers don't survive.We have all heard the old saying that sex sales, but drama also creates its fair share of conversations, that's for sure. Editors are instructed to capitalize on controversy and to utilize certain keywords and names that will generate public interest. It is a tried and true strategy that works everytime. It is evident everyday here at BTSC. Post a rehashed news report about some current drama Jesse James Jersey
, include that special keyword in the title, and watch the views pile up. Some members of the local media must be desperate for some drama because they have decided to try and generate some. That actually isn't all that surprising. What is surprising is the target chosen in their concerted efforts. They have decided to pursue none other than undisputed fan favorite JuJu Smith Schuster. They are comparing JuJu with the two superstar malcontents that recently departed the facilities because he is social media savvy. They are concerned JuJu is in danger of becoming a 'Me first' player in the mold of his aforementioned predecessors. This is both unjustified and unfair to the young man.JuJu Smith Schuster is a tremendous performer on the field and has thus far behaved like a quality young man off the field. His smile is infectious and his caring demeanor seems sincere. It is unconscionable to suggest that he will fall for the same pitfalls of stardom that have befallen some who came before him. We shape our own destiny with each decision we make and the other individuals made their choices, which they had every right to do. JuJu deserves that same opportunity.I feel part of the problem is the fact that the majority of the media members manufacturing this drama have far more in common with me than they do JuJu. The truth is JuJu isn't much older than my own son. Most middle age fathers are not social media savants. We try, but we grew up in an entirely different world. Sometimes it feels like a different planet to be honest. Social media is how young people communicate, and stay connected in this day and age. Many of today's stars had a certain level of followers long before they actually became a household name. Why shouldn't JuJu utilize this platform to it's full potential? It's good for business, JuJu's business. That is not necessarily a bad thing. It very well could work out in the Steelers favor.JuJu's fan base feels a special connection to the young man because of his accessibility. He doesn't just share the big moments in his life with his followers, he invites them in for the smallest everyday occurrences. He connects with children, the elderly, and the homeless. It is part of his personality and his youthful exuberance, even if it also happens to be positive publicity. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.JuJu Smith Schuster sells. He sells tickets Ryan Shazier Jersey
, merchandise, and products. That ability alone will go a long way toward making JuJu a very wealthy man moving forward. This earning potential could prove beneficial for the Steelers. This young man may realize the long term value of his Steelers legacy. He may just decide against smoking some weed on the way to the airport, or picking fights with local media legends and patio furniture. Nobody knows what type of individual that JuJu will become, but the choices will be his alone. I like the path he has chosen thus far. The get-off-my-lawn contingent needs to back off and let the kid be a kid. While some may not like the expansion of the replay rules to include pass interference penalties in 2019, cornerback Joe Haden is not one of them."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Latest NewsSteelers Film Room2018 NFL Draft AnalysisLatest NewsLatest NewsSteelers CB Joe Haden is ‘1000-percent’ in favor of the new replay rulesNew,13commentsWhile some may not like the expansion of the replay rules to include pass interference penalties in 2019, cornerback Joe Haden is not one of them.EDTShareTweetShareShareSteelers CB Joe Haden is ‘1000-percent’ in favor of the new replay rulesKim Klement-USA TODAY SportsWhile a decision by the NFL to expand replay rules to allow challenges to pass interference calls has not been met with universal approval, it appears that it has the support of a player involved in one of the plays used by the league to highlight the need for the change.An egregious pass interference penalty called against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden was just one of the examples the NFL looked at when deciding to amend the replay rules at the owners annual meeting on Tuesday. On Thursday Haden voice his wholehearted support for the move during an appearance on the NFL Network when asked if he liked the opportunity to have a pass interference call replayed.As per the data released by the NFL, the incorrectly called pass interference penalty in the first quarter of the Steelers game against the New Orleans in Week 16 unfairly increased the Saints chance of winning by an extra 14-percent, while another questionable pass interference call on Haden in the fourth quarter increased it by a further 22-percent. Had these new rules been in place last season Mel Blount Jersey
, Pittsburgh would most certainly have seen the first called overturned, saving them a touchdown, and possibly may even have seen the second call changed as well. Correcting the first call alone may have been enough for the Steelers to win a game they ultimately lost by three points, and a win that would have undeniably sent them to the playoffs in 2018. But while crying over missed opportunities will do nothing to change how last year ended, fans should take comfort in knowing it should not be able to happen again. Well, until the replay official makes a mistake that is.