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Steelers News: Why those “off script” Duck Hodges moments are the best

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving into Week 15 of the NFL regular season, and as the team prepares for the Buffalo Bills we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until the next game starts!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how the moments when Devlin Hodges goes “off script” are simply the best.

Let’s get to the news:

  • Mike Tomlin has been very honest and apparent when he talks about Devlin “Duck” Hodges, and his comments about when Hodges goes “off scripts” were tremendous.

Mike Tomlin appreciates moments when Steelers QB Devlin Hodges goes off ‘script’

By: Joe Rutter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In assessing Devlin Hodges’ third career start and second since replacing Mason Rudolph as the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, coach Mike Tomlin applauded the undrafted free agent for “staying to the script.”

Tomlin also liked how Hodges maneuvered outside the lines on occasions in the 23-17 victory against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Hodges broke containment several times and had a 22-yard run among his five rushes for 41 yards. And Tomlin liked the way Hodges improvised on a third-and-13 pass to Diontae Johnson when the Steelers were trying to run down the clock in the fourth quarter.

“He was also doing a good job of being thoughtfully aggressive at the appropriate times,” Tomlin said Tuesday at his weekly press conference.

Tomlin liked Hodges’ poise on the drive after the Cardinals tied the score, 10-10, with 1 minute, 51 seconds left in the first half. Hodges led a drive to the Cardinals 19 before Chris Boswell kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired.

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  • JuJu Smith-Schuster made how much, doing what?!

JuJu Smith-Schuster says he got paid $100K to watch Cowboys game

By: Zach Brendza, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster claims to be making good money from a side hustle.

According to CBS Sports, Smith-Schuster joined THump, a popular Twitch streamer, on his channel during the Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys game on Dec. 5.

During a Twitch stream on THump’s channel, Smith-Schuster claimed he received big bucks for watching an NFL game on Twitch.

“I did a stream yesterday, with (Twitch streamer) TimTheTatMan, or like two days ago, we watched the Cowboys game and I got paid $100K for that,” Smith-Schuster said while playing Fortnite.

I don’t know if you’re supposed to say that but it’s all good,” THump responded.

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  • Smith-Schuster says he is going to work his tail off to play this Sunday, but will he?

JuJu Smith-Schuster eyeing a return next week

By: Darin Gantt, ProFootballTalk

The Steelers have been rolling along all season without key parts, but could be getting a major one back soon.

Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster “is eyeing a return” for next Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Smith-Schuster has missed the last three games with a knee injury.

The Steelers have won three straight in his absence — with the Duck taking wing — but would clearly like to have him back.

Smith-Schuster also cleared the concussion protocol since leaving their infamous Week 11 brawl with the Browns.

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