Seven games into the season and it’s pretty clear that the Pittsburgh Steelers have no real identity on the offensive side of the ball.
Every week the team is forced to talk about where the offense is and nothing seems to change from week to week, no matter who the quarterback is.
After the team’s Sunday loss to the Miami Dolphins, Claypool was asked by ESPN if the offense is close to putting it all together and Claypool did not hesitate to state his opinion.
“I mean, I feel like I’ve heard that every week, you know,” Claypool asked. “How close are we? I think it’s too late in the season to be close to anything. I think if we’re close, we have to get there next week.”
“I just think we need more go balls. Like, damn, not enough go balls. We got playmakers. I haven’t had a go ball all year. George needs more, (Diontae) needs more. I’m not saying that’s on the playcalling, I’m just saying we need to try to find a way to scheme it up.”
Ahead of the NFL trade deadline, Claypool has ben named as a target for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers traded No. 1 receiver Davante Adams in the offseason, and they’ve found no one to replace him as Rodgers’ top target.
Others around the league expect Green Bay to target a receiver before the November 1 trade deadline as well.
“A few general managers I’ve spoken to are certain Green Bay is looking for potential receiver help on the trade market,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler wrote last week.
Chase Claypool posted 41 yards on five catches against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. A change of scenery might be needed.