The Steelers rested eight starters on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but still made it interesting, only losing by two points, and that wasn’t the only interesting development during the game.
Late in the game, after scoring a touchdown to bring the Steelers within two of the Browns, JuJu Smith-Schuster appeared to have some words with coach Mike Tomlin.
Smith-Schuster can be seen walking away from Tomlin while the head coach continued to talk to him. JuJu quickly turned around and got in the face of the coach briefly.
The incident is likely not a big deal but was caught by cameras.
The Steelers failed to convert a two-point conversion that would’ve tied the game.
Another sideline incident was also caught on camera.
During the second half, defensive end Isaiah Buggs and defensive tackle Carlos Davis got into it on the sideline -- shoving each other before fellow defensive lineman Chris Wormley got in the middle of the scuffle to break it up.
Coach Mike Tomlin also got briefly involved to investigate.
After the game, Tomlin spoke on the incident with a smile on his face.
“We’ve got some gamecocks and every now and then they like to fight a little . . . I hate that it became public but it happens sometimes, we got emotional men fighting their tails off and fighting their tails off to win.”
The Steelers will host the Browns next Sunday at Heinz Field in the first round of the playoffs.