DETROIT — I sat down late Sunday night and started writing about how much the Steelers missed Martavis Bryant against the Detroit Lions. JuJu Smith-Schuster then made the offensive play of the NFL’s half-season in their 20-15 win.
Somewhere, former long-time NFL general manager Charley Casserly was smiling. He took to Twitter earlier Sunday with the following observation:
“A lot is being made about @Steelers WR Bryant — the Rookie WR JuJu Smith-Schuster will be a better all around WR in time @nflnetwork.”
he Steelers were in some mess when they faced a third-and-9 at their 3 late in the third quarter, leading 13-12. Smith-Schuster beat safety Quandre Diggs off the line of scrimmage to get wide open down the middle of the field. Ben Roethlisberger hit him perfectly in stride with a pass that he pulled in at the Steelers’ 28. Smith-Schuster never looked back. He easily outran Diggs and safety Glover Quin to the end zone for a 97-yard touchdown, the longest pass play in Steelers history.