Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Chase Claypool has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately.
Prior to last week’s game, Claypool was trending for saying that he thinks his team should be playing music during practice to loosen up a bit – which would help them get out of their rut.
Mike Tomlin and other teammates slammed Chase Claypool over the suggestion.
Cam Heyward Ripped Chase Claypool Over An Idea For How The Steelers Can Turn Things Aroundhttps://t.co/b7MQYMLr5Z
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) November 30, 2021
During the Thursday Night Football game against the Vikings, Chase Claypool added to his boneheaded stigma by making a clueless mistake late in the game.
With the Steelers trying to tie the game up late, Claypool caught a first down over the middle. As teammates rushed to the line to get a spike to save clock, Chase was still celebrating the catch.
The action likely costed Pittsburgh at leas five seconds or so.
Chase Claypool cost the Steelers AT LEAST 5 seconds posing & pointing
that would have given the Steelers 1 more play… 1 more shot to tie it up
so dumb, so clueless pic.twitter.com/cy7wSkv4XE
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) December 10, 2021
After the Steelers ran out of time on their potential game-tying drive, Chase Claypool turned into the scapegoat all over social media.
Chase Claypool during the 2 minute drill with the clock running. pic.twitter.com/t6LZonvOGw
— 🌍🇨🇲 (@HoustonSprtsGod) December 10, 2021
Claypool is so immature man. Getting near end of year 2. It’s the beginning of the game and you’re screwing your team over with selfish decisions.
— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) December 10, 2021
Chase Claypool celebrating when they needed a spike is unreal pic.twitter.com/3O3oC8x5Xa
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) December 10, 2021
Chase Claypool celebrating a 9 yard catch with 36 seconds on the clock pic.twitter.com/opJvLSdTLx
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) December 10, 2021
Rest of Steelers: “C’mon Chase! Give the ball to the ref and line up! We gotta spike it.”
Chase Claypool: pic.twitter.com/JKwmux2mvP
— Steven Cheah (@StevenCheah) December 10, 2021
The Steelers: Pick up a crucial first down with less than a minute left, no timeouts and the clock running
Chase Claypool: pic.twitter.com/FgaeVvqr1J
— 𝗗𝗝 ✞ (@EvansWRLD) December 10, 2021
Mike Tomlin talking to Chase Claypool on the sideline tonight pic.twitter.com/JbeYJ3cgDs
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) December 10, 2021
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Chase Claypool would finish the game as the leading receiver for the Steelers, catching eight passes for 93 yards. But all anyone will really remember from the game was the untimely celebration.
It looked like Pittsburgh was on the verge on getting blown out, with the team being down by 29 point in the third quarter. But thanks to an offensive revival – along with some brutal mistakes from Minnesota – the Steelers had a real shot to take the game to OT.
I’m sure Mike Tomlin will have a little talk with Chase Claypool, if he hasn’t done so already.