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Ju Ju after AB trade?

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Guessing there's a thread on this, but I haven't seen it.

 

Do you think he steps up? Or does he fold under the pressure that AB used to take away from him?

 

Thanks. I'll hang up now and listen.

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What would be your guess? , to the OP. 

I think he’s going to have a outstanding season.  

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He will be good imo. We don't often see players fold after they start their careers strong. 

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That is indeed the  biggest question mark on the Steelers, who’s going to be the wr2.  

 

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I'm not worried about juju.  if you look back at the pittsburgh receivers,  the vast majority of the WR's playing during the years Rothlisberger was the starter had their best statistical years while playing in pittsburgh.

 Santonio Holmes

Plaxico burress

Mike wallace

Martavious bryant.

all 4 had better stats overall while in Pittsburgh than they did on other teams.

some had a good season here or there, but most performed far better with Rothlisberger at the helm.   To me this is a statement on how good a QB he is.

This also would suggest what I think is going to happen to Antonio Browns stats now that he has left the Steelers.

the only WR to buck the trend was Emanuel Sanders who performed better playing with Manning in Denver than he did in Pittsburgh.

I do think Juju will do well, and I also think another WR will emerge and perform well as the #2.   I'm calling it now.

 

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The Steelers are an offensive machine. They just replace the parts and keep on going.  Ju Ju is probably the best bet on that offense to duplicate or improve on last seasons numbers. I think the real question(s) are, who emerges as the #2 WR? And does Conner continue to be a three down back, or has Samuels carved out a role going forward?

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On 5/7/2019 at 11:14 PM, wiffleball said:

Guessing there's a thread on this, but I haven't seen it.

 

Do you think he steps up? Or does he fold under the pressure that AB used to take away from him?

 

Thanks. I'll hang up now and listen.

 

Just my opinion but I think the answer is somewhere in between and how '19 Juju compares to '18 Juju will be very dependent upon how the Steelers decide to approach formations which I don't know, maybe someone else has clarity.

Juju had over half of his snaps in the slot where he excelled. Will the Steelers move him to flanker to replace Brown's spot in most alignments?

If they do, he will be facing an opponents top corner most of the time and he will find it much more difficult to get open than he has inside. If Ds also give him Antonio treatment by shading other coverage I'm pretty high conviction he will have a tough time because he isn't that level of route runner, so there's shot he will be considered a bust by those who draft him high this year.

If the Steelers continue to give him most of his snaps out of the slot I suspect those who draft him will do fine but it will happen on more targets with less efficiency without Antonio to draw extra attention. The matchups are better inside and its tough to double cover but I could see teams shading coverage especially at crunch.

 

 

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I think there is a lot of room for juju to out produce last season and have his best season ever, if Ben stays healthy. 

Gone is also Browns 15 td rec, juju should score more then the 7 td rec he had last season. 

 

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Diontae Johnson will be the #2 wr in Pittsburgh.

Taken #66 with the pick received from the Antonio Brown trade, Diontae has a similar skill set to AB and will take his position on the field.

He's a playmaker, good route runner with very good field awareness with quickness off the line of scrimmage.

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14 hours ago, Smileseers said:

Diontae Johnson will be the #2 wr in Pittsburgh.

Taken #66 with the pick received from the Antonio Brown trade, Diontae has a similar skill set to AB and will take his position on the field.

He's a playmaker, good route runner with very good field awareness with quickness off the line of scrimmage.

He's more Sammy Coates than AB.

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Juju a second rounder in a PPR? Maybe. Unless there is an early run on RBs as there are not a lot to go around this year.

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Unless the league is smaller then let’s say 10 teams, JuJu is diffently a second rounder. 

Been doing some 14 team non ppr mocks, and teams drafting late have been taking juju in the first round in some of those mocks. 

 

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Clearly a case where the QB makes stars out of the WR's. Big Ben is elite. Juju will get top corners this year blah blah blah. He is a star with BB throwing to him. No concerns here.

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