The Steelers offense has more varied than ever through its first four games because they have various weapons that can hurt defenses in different ways.
After a game-breaking performance in a 38-29 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles, Chase Claypool has put the entire football world on notice.
The second-round pick had a monster of a game today with seven catches for 110 yards. He went over the touchdown quota. Scoring one on the ground and three from catches. More than living up to his Mapletron nickname.
Claypool's first score came on a jet sweep. He had three attempts on the ground, but his impact was more prominent in the passing game.
The game’s impact was garnering coverage by Eagles shutdown corner Darius Slay, assigned initially to JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Only the referees would be help for Slay and the Eagles. With an overturned 33-yard catch that would have given the Steelers a first down in Eagles territory. A questionable offensive pass interference call that would have put them in the red zone or allow him to walk into the endzone negated a few of his great plays.
Claypool caught the game-sealing 35-yard touchdown. That score set the rookie record for touchdowns by a Steeler receiver.
Fans were originally disappointed that the team spent another draft pick on a wide receiver with the team’s abundance of depth at the position over a running back.
No one is second-guessing that pick now. If it wasn't clear before, it's undisputed. Get yourself a Claypool jersey. Get that man a maple syrup endorsement too, and update his face on Madden.