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Chase Claypool Szn?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Maddog78, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

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  2. dobbler-33

    dobbler-33 Well-Known Member

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    Turn over all stones for sure.
     
  3. biggbunch68

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    Where was he lined up sunday when he had 130 yrds ?
     
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  4. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I said this when JuJu got hurt. Just another example of not putting players in the best possible position to succeed. All of their receivers are able to line up all over, Claypool should have been seeing a significant number of snaps form the slot already, such an obvious mismatch.
     
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  5. SDOT

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    Strongly disagree. Claypool isn’t a slot WR. I’ve been saying it since they drafted him but James Washington could be a monster in Jujus role. They refuse to give him the chance it’s mind boggling.
     
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  6. jeh1856

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    Szn?
     
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  7. Confluence

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    Malik Willis, looking pretty good
    Malik Willis, Roland Rivers QB room one day wld be alright haha
     
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  8. Lizard72

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    They've done this for years! Bryant was used the same way Claypool is and even though he was a true burner, he would have been even better doing what they're suggesting here.
     
  9. Maddog78

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    It's what the kids say on The Twitters.
     
  10. HeinzMustard

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    20 years ago it was PWN3D... kids video game-speak for losing handily.
     
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  11. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Chase Claypool is not a slot receiver. If they are actually considering using him in this way they are going to be disappointed.

    You brought in Anthony Miller. He is a guy that could fill that role far more effectively than Claypool will.
     
  12. Maddog78

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    He dominated from the slot when used there at ND. The slot isn't just for small, quick guys. Claypool on a nickel CB/safety or LB is a huge mismatch.

    Besides, as pointed out in the article, the deep stuff down the sideline isn't working out.
     
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  13. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Notre Dame is not the NFL. Slot isn't just for small guys. But it is most definitely for guys with good lateral quickness.

    If the Steelers were going to use Chase on slants and mid range routes from the slot, that would be one thing. But that isn't the Steelers offense right now.
     
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  14. Maddog78

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    Did you miss the game last weekend? He was very effective there. His long catch and run and TD were from the slot.

    It's not just for short quick routes, even if that's all they did with Juju. I think you're going to be surprised.
     
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  15. Brice

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    During the draft this year I wondered what the difference between Kyle Pitts and Claypool were?

    Watching Von Miller try to cover Claypool was hilarious; Ben couldn't get him the ball fast enough.

    Right now the Steelers do not have a QB that throws those middle of the field crossing routes that Slot Receivers make their Bread and Butter.
     
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  16. Maddog78

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    Claypool is the better blocker.
     
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  17. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Claypool is a much more explosive athlete than JuJu with a higher RAS. He’d destroy people in the slot. Look what he did last week.
     
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  18. Mike T

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    He def seems like he drops alot of stuff on the deep sideline stuff.

    He could def be a huge problem as a mismatch against the nickel CB and some LB's (i didnt get the game here in dallas last week so i didn't see what he was able to do).
     
  19. S.T.D

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    Wow!
    I was just going 2 say this.:thumbs_up:
     
  20. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

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    It was one game. The line played well, and the Steelers finally had a running game. Its a lot easier to find success under those circumstances.

    When the run game falters, and Ben is pressured, they are going to need their slot guy to run hot, underneath type routes. That is not what Claypool is built for.
     
  21. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

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    Truly hope you guys are right. Last week was one game. A lot if things went right, that had not previously.

    If the running game is strong and protection is good, receivers can run deeper routes both inside and outside. When those two things dont happen I think Claypool is going to struggle with the underneath stuff. It is not his skillset.
     
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  22. Blast Furnace

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    JuJu is 6’1 215lbs, hardly a shifty little guy.
     
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  23. S.T.D

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    I would usually agree, but I Liked what I saw Sunday....So....I believe You must at least try it again until it doesn't work.
     
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  24. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

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    And he also was pretty underwhelming in that role.

    I do believe that JuJu is the more "shifty" of the two. Call it lateral quickness, wiggle, or whatever. You dont beat safeties and linebackers with straight line speed when you are inside. You do it with precise cuts and quickness.
     
  25. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    This would be a good week to do it. Seattle's defense is not good. I think the Steelers will be able to run the ball. If we can get similar protection, receivers should be able get open.
     
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