Martavis Bryant, reinstated by the NFL just two days ago, did not seem to take well to Pittsburgh’s second-round selection, claiming Smith-Schuster’s selection indicates the end of the Sammie Coates era in Pittsburgh.
Coates clapped back almost immediately, sending fans into a frenzy:
Considering Bryant’s 2016 suspension, it’s quite likely he and Coates haven’t spent a lot of time together — it’s even possible the two haven’t met.
This probably doesn’t mean much, but it’s near impossible not to enjoy teammate-on-teammate beef. That the beef is between Steelers teammates just makes it even sweeter.
Steeler fans even suggested Bryant belongs in Cincinnati as a member of the Bengals.
I don’t think anyone’s opposed to this idea, as long as Bryant deletes his Twitter.
With Antonio Brown, Eli Rogers, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Smith-Schuster and these two in the building, it’s more than possible the Steelers don’t part ways with either player despite their second round selection.
Update: Mike Tomlin joined in on the fun.
Hopping in here is actually a solid move by Tomlin, turning what could’ve been a really humiliating situation for the team into one that can be taken a little more lightly. Still, it’s always fun to watch the chaos unfold in Pittsburgh.