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Steelers News: Welcome to the JuJu Smith-Schuster experience

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With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how this is JuJu Smith-Schuster’s world, and we are just living in it.

Let’s get to the news:

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster is on top of the world, and it doesn’t seem like he is coming down anytime soon.

The JuJu Smith-Schuster experience is on point in London

By: Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

English breakfast is “fire,” the fish and chips are “not good” and the interest in football is “so cool.”

Those are among JuJu Smith-Schuster’s hot takes from London, where he’s appearing this week as an ambassador for NFL Academy at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The league plays a minimum of two games per year in Tottenham, and Smith-Schuster and a handful of NFL players are coaching and teaching hundreds of teenagers who want to learn the game through intensive training.

Turns out Smith-Schuster’s marketability and branding in the states carries overseas.

”I was surprised how many guys know me,” said Smith-Schuster about spending time in the city. “In the states people come up to me and show some love. But here, when I walk down the streets of the U.K. and they come up to me ... It happened four, five, six times the first day here. They show so much love. It’s awesome.”

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  • Matt Feiler is the leader in the clubhouse for the starting right tackle spot, but his potential leaves him with a lot of people to thank.

Appreciative of those who helped

By: Teresa Varley, Steelers.com

What is your football mindset/approach?

There is another guy trying to beat me and get to the quarterback or whoever has the ball. It’s a one-on-one battle and I have to be the guy who comes out on top.

When did you start to dream about playing in the NFL?

It’s always been a dream of mine to play professional sports. It hasn’t always been football. I think football really started being the more predominant sport for me when I was a sophomore or junior in college.

Why do you play football?

I love it. It’s a team-based sport. You have the camaraderie with your teammates. There is no other sport like it.

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  • The Pittsburgh Steelers announced their 2019 community initiatives for the upcoming season.

Steelers announce community relations initiatives

By: Steelers.com

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ strong commitment to the Western Pennsylvania community, a fabric of the organization that dates back to 1933 when Arthur J. Rooney, Sr., founded the team, continues in 2019 as the team announced several of its longstanding community relations programs for the season.

Below is a look at several of the team’s community relations events planned for 2019 that are open to the public and its corresponding beneficiary, registration and/or ticket required:

Ussie Games: Saturday, July 20th at George Cupples Stadium

Police officers from all six Pittsburgh Police Zones will team up with members of their respective communities and compete in a city-wide field day challenge.

Third Annual Charity Walk: Saturday, July 27th at Saint Vincent College, Mel Blount honorary chair

The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research

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