Pro Bowl wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster compared his team to the Kardashians during a Super Bowl week appearance on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday.
“I think everyone has to stop being divas. I think we need to stop being the Kardashians and just play ball,” said Smith-Schuster, who led the team in receptions (111) and yards (1,426).
— First Take (@FirstTake) January 31, 2019
Asked which Steelers players are most like the Kardashians, Smith-Schuster laughed subtly and didn’t discuss names, focusing on himself.
“Being in that locker room, I’ve learned a lot,” he added. “I know that I would never want to be a problem to any franchise.”
mith-Schuster isn’t the first Steelers player to compare his locker room to the hit reality show.
“Ah man, we are — Kardashians,” tight end Jesse James told PennLive.com on Dec. 31. “We have, I mean, we’re something. It’s Le’Veon Bell issues, you have more stuff popping up weekly, Jeremy Fowler’s reporting stuff about Le’Veon every other week. There’s just people calling people out. We were in the front of the ticker on ESPN too much for just reasons that weren’t related to football and not for us playing great ball. It was more distractions.”
Despite the drama, the Steelers were in a position for a fifth straight double-digit-win season.
I’ll take that kind of drama any day of the week.
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