PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – After saying last week he wasn’t aware of JuJu Smith-Schuster’s dancing on the Buffalo Bills logo before the game last Sunday night and questioned how much it impacts a game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said again on Tuesday he doubts those are legitimate motivational factors.
However, Tomlin does plan to now address it with Smith-Schuster after he danced on the Bengals logo and for a second straight week appeared to fire-up some opposing players.
“I do plan to talk to JuJu,” Tomlin said.
The Bengals official Twitter account referred to Smith-Schuster only as “Pittsburgh’s TikTok star” when tweeting a highlight of Vonn Bell delivering a big hit on the wide receiver to cause a fumble.
Afterward, Bell said, "I'm not a boastful guy, man. I just go out there and let my play do the talking.”
“It’s about respect, so we will have a conversation,” Tomlin said.
“I understand it’s about the quality of play inside the white lines,” Tomlin added. “I’m not seeking comfort or looking for excuses based on our recent performances on things that occur in pregame or things of that nature that are social media related.”
Smith-Schuster ended up with 3 catches for 15 yards Monday night. In the last five games, the free agent after this season has 153 yards receiving, total.