Steelers news: Mason Rudolph putting emphasis on targeting JuJu Smith-Schuster
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Steelers QB Mason Rudolph putting emphasis on targeting JuJu Smith-Schuster

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster hasn’t been targeted a lot since Mason Rudolph took over at quarterback, and the former Oklahoma State Cowboys standout knows that needs to change. Smith-Schuster had only three catches for 15 yards in the win on Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and even though the team won, the two haven’t been on the same side.

Rudolph said it’s only a matter of time before everything clicks between him and Smith-Schuster and he is excited for that.

Rudolph knows that Smith-Schuster is a team-first player, but getting him catches is important for the team if they want to win going forward.

“Got to get the ball to your best players, and that’s something you look forward to every week in the gameplan, so it’s just an emphasis on my end,” Rudolph said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “JuJu is a team player, and there’s going to be games like that where they might take him away or other guys have to step up and make plays and they did that Monday night. That’s the type of group we have.”

The Steelers were able to win with a small game from Smith-Schuster against the Bengals, but this week’s game is going to be a tougher battle.

Coming into the season, the Ravens were expected to have a good defense, but in their last game against the Cleveland Browns they gave up 40 points. Smith-Schuster and Rudolph should have opportunities to both have big games and it’s going to be key to come away with a win.