It looked like Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was getting along with the offense again.
After refuting reports about wanting a trade, all seemed to be well in the Steelers’ huddle as they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals. However, an Instagram post after the game set Bryant off.
He was tagged in a comment by someone who said that Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is better than him. Bryant did not appreciate that at all.
“JuJu is no where near better than me fool. All they need to do is give me what I want, and yall can have JuJu and whoever else,” Bryant replied, via Penn Live’s Jacob Klinger.
Bryant later deleted the comment, and wrote another saying that Schuster’s a great player, but he just wants more touches, via Klinger.
Throughout the week leading up to the Steelers Week 7 matchup against the Bengals, the plan was to get Bryant more involved in the offense. However, at the end of the game, he had 1 catch for 3 yards and a carry for 2 yards.
Most of the touches on the Steelers go to running back Le’Veon Bell. He carried the ball 34 times, and also caught 3 passes. Wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 4 passes and no one else touched the ball more than three times.
It’s reasonable for him to be frustrated, but the ball is simply not getting spread around a lot in Pittsburgh.
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