“Terrible,” said Smith-Schuster after the Steelers’ 20-17 victory over the Colts. “It’s probably my worst one.”
On Smith-Schuster’s 7-yard score with 4 minutes, 59 seconds left in the third quarter, Smith-Schuster waited for Bell to play the role of Green, coming from behind with a choke.
Smith-Schuster wasn’t very high on the re-enactment but still looked for input from the fans on Twitter.
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) November 12, 2017
But Smith-Schuster said the pair had planned to put a positive spin on the fight.
“We were going to shake hands, hold hands walking off the field together,” Smith-Schuster said. “We messed up. We didn’t really rehearse. You can’t really rehearse what’s really going on.”
The two did shake hands after the choke, but it didn’t seem part of the routine.
Asked how Green, an AFC North rival, will respond to the gesture, Bell said, “I don’t know, I guess we’ll see.”
Smith-Schuster cited the choke going viral as inspiration behind the decision. Other collaborative celebrations between Smith-Schuster and Bell include a game of hide-and-seek and a bench-press session. Both players keep celebration ideas in the notes sections of their iPhones.
Pittsburgh is 5-0 when Smith-Schuster gets a touchdown.
“We’ll get back to it and get better next week for celebration,” Smith-Schuster said.