Chase Claypool critiques his TD celebration game: 'Bottom 5 in the league for sure'

Cassandra Negley
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool is having a tremendous rookie season. His nine total touchdowns are tied for fourth-most in the league.

But all nine times he has crossed the goal line, he has forgotten his planned touchdown celebration.

“My celebration game — bottom five of the league, for sure,” Claypool told teammates during their Week 10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

He’s not wrong and he has admitted before that it’s a problem. It’s notable since the Steelers are known for their in-game celebratory acts.

Claypool’s TD celebrations so basic

Claypool, the 49th overall pick in the 2020 draft out of Notre Dame, could be described as “basic” when it comes to his touchdown celebrations.

Against the Bengals it was a simple flex. Against the Ravens, after what was the game-winning score, he pumped his hand at the Ravens crowd (possibly dropping an expletive).

Wait. We have a slight celebration sighting in the middle of his four-touchdown breakout against the Philadelphia Eagles.

And the Eurostep that got Twitter fans furiously typing in support.

But overall it’s a mess.

Chase, get on the Steelers level

Not only is Claypool at the top of the NFL’s scoring table, he’s doing it on a team known for its touchdown celebrations. Just look at JuJu Smith-Schuster in September.

Not to mention getting the ball to his parents on his father’s birthday. And that pointed attempt to celebrate Terrell Owens style on the Dallas Cowboys star.

If you’re going to keep scoring, Chase, you need to step up your game.

Chase Claypool flexes to celebrate.
Chase "Flex" Claypool has few others moves when scoring a touchdown. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

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