Steelers Juju Smith-Schuster on Facing the Browns: ‘They’re Nameless Gray Faces’

by Halle Ames

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster shows that he isn’t worried about the upcoming game against the Browns.

In an interview with Tom Wither from the Associated Press, posted to social media last night, the 24-year-old USC alum seemed unphased about the significant game.

“I think they’re still the same Browns teams I play every year,” Smith-Schuster said Wednesday. “I think they’re nameless gray faces. They have a couple good players on their team, but at the end of the day, I don’t know. The Browns is the Browns. And that’s just like one of those things that AFC North football, you know they’re a good team, but I’m just happy we are playing them again, you know, Sunday.”

Steelers Vs. Browns

On Sunday, the Steelers will go head to head with the Cleveland Browns for the NFL playoff Wild Card Round. Currently, the Browns have a record of 11-5, while the Steelers have a record of 12-4.

Juju Smith-Schuster might be a little too confident given the two teams previous matchups.

Last Sunday, Jan. 3, the Steelers lost in a close game to the Brown, with the final score of 24-22. However, in October, Pittsburgh dominated Cleveland 38-7.

It’s really anyone’s game at this point.

Browns Lineup

In addition, the Cleveland Browns do have “a couple good players on their team,” including Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and Myles Garrett.

We would consider them a little better than just “good players.”

Garret was the first overall pick in the 2017 draft.

Mayfield was drafted first overall in 2018 and won the Heisman Trophy.

In 2017, Landry led the league in receptions with 112 and has played in five Pro Bowls.

OBJ was the 12th overall pick in the 2014 draft, had played in three Pro Bowls, and was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014.

Juju Smith-Schuster might be confident, but yeah, we think this will not be a game you will want to miss.