Do the Patriots trust JuJu Smith-Schuster yet?
Zolak and Bertrand react to the puzzling late game decision from the Patriots to have their prized free agent wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster. Do the Patriots not trust JuJu Smith-Schuster yet? Zolak and Bertrand discuss…
Beetle was not impressed with JuJu Smith-Schuster in Week 1
“I just look at the situation and say, well, on one hand it’s good they trust Boutte. They trust Demario Douglas, and these are first year guys that they have trust in. And for the most part, I think when you see flashes from both of them that you say, well, I get why they like these kids. These these might end up being good draft picks. These might be really good players. They could develop into something. Good and long term and provide some stability in the receiving corps for the New England Patriots. Those are all good things. I was sort of excited that they were on the field late, that they’ve built up trust from their quarterback and their offensive coordinator to be out there. But no, they just signed Juju Smith-Schuster and they didn’t want him on the field in the critical moments of the game. Oh, damn. On the same day. I have to bring it up because I was in favor of ditching Jakobi Meyers for JuJu Smith-Schuster.
“Let me ask you this. If Jacoby Myers was still here and Juju Smith was not, is Jacoby Myers on the field on that last drive yesterday? Yes, without a doubt. That’s that’s that’s the that’s your argument. And that’s not about the numbers. It’s not about production. It’s not about touchdowns or catches or even though it’s fun to bring that up, it’s about does your team trust you? Do they want you on the field for big plays at the most critical moments? End game one. Their big offseason receiver signing is on the sideline watching as a spectator like everybody else in the stadium. That’s not a good sign. Not a good sign. It’s disappointing. I had high hopes for the player. I like the player, but I between his knee and again, I can’t believe they signed this guy knowing that he still has a knee issue that needs to be managed. I’m very surprised they did that. I thought that knee injury at the Super Bowl was was a sprain and it was fine and it was not a problem. They signed him knowing he has anything. And in game one, they didn’t trust him to be out there. They’d rather have Douglas and Boutte.”