The sudden passing of Pittsburgh Steelers' receivers coach Darryl Drake hit the organization and community hard, but JuJu Smith-Schuster is especially grateful for Drake's presence and knowledge. The third-year wide receiver showed off some new bracelets featuring quotes Drake told he and the wide receivers room throughout the USC product's short NFL career.
The first bracelet Smith-Schuster describes has the quote, "shut out the noise." It was one of the first things Drake told his receivers, and was especially important with the ongoing drama within the organization throughout Smith-Schuster's tenure.
The other quote featured on his second wristband is "never choose good when great is available." Coach Drake told the players a new quote every day, and Smith-Schuster said this was the last one Drake gave his players before his passing.
Clearly, Drake meant a great deal to Smith-Schuster and his development not only as a wide receiver, but as an overall human being.