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Monday’s Mashup: JuJu Smith-Schuster gushes about Bill Belichick in tweet following Steelers win over Patriots

Lucy Burdge
December 17, 2018 - 6:00 am

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NBA: Utah at Houston, 8 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV)
NFL: New Orleans at Carolina, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
NHL: Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (NESN)


-- JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Steelers beat the Patriots on Sunday and the wide receiver got to share a special moment with Bill Belichick after the game.

Smith-Schuster tweeted about Belichick’s classy move and the respect he has for the Patriots coach.

“Crazy to have Coach Belichick, a legendary coach I’ve watched my whole life, come up to me after the game and tell me he respects my game and how I play!!!,” Smith-Schuster wrote.

The replies to the tweet suggest maybe Belichick had an ulterior motive in speaking with Smith-Schuster.

Smith-Schuster finished Sunday’s game with four catches on 10 targets for 40 yards.

-- The Bears won the NFC North on Sunday and left tackle Charles Leno celebrated by proposing to his girlfriend, Jennifer Roth, on the field after the game.

After the game, Leno was asked if he still would have proposed had the Bears lost the game.

“I knew we would win,” Leno reportedly said.

"I'm on cloud nine this is one of the best days of my life. I'm going to remember this day forever: Dec. 16, 2018," Leno said.

"He told me on ... Wednesday that it was not happening this game. He's like, 'It's not happening,’" Roth said. "My mom and stepdad were there and his parents were there and everyone was jumping around. I was like, 'I feel like we just won the Super Bowl.’”

The couple is reportedly considering a destination wedding.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We just have to keep working hard and we have to put up points whenever we get opportunities to and whenever we get in the red zone. It’s a team game. No matter what happens on either side we are all in it together. We’re all in it with each other.” -- Rob Gronkowski, on the Patriots going forward after their second loss in a row on Sunday