On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Chase Claypool spoke on Stacking The Box about quarterback Kenny Pickett and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and receiver Chase Claypool suddenly have renewed hope.
After beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Pittsburgh is now 2-4 and only one game back in the competitive AFC North. Additionally, the Steelers have seen a spark from rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, going 1-1 in his two starts.
On Tuesday afternoon, Claypool stopped by the Stacking The Box Podcast to speak with FanSided national NFL reporter Matt Verderame, working on behalf of Tide and it’s Lucky Jersey campaign. Speaking about Pickett, the third-year receiver sees considerable upside.
“I think he’s done a really good job maintaining and developing his confidence, not only when it comes to throwing the ball but in his own overall play,” Claypool said. “His understanding of the playbook. His understanding of what guys on the field are about to do. The understanding of defenses. I think he’s done a really good job just sharpening those and it’s been fun to watch.”
Steelers receiver Chase Claypool talks Kenny Pickett, Notre Dame
Unfortunately, Claypool isn’t as excited about his Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Despite big expectations, the Golden Domers have fallen flat in 2022, starting 3-3 after losses to Marshall and Stanford.
However, Claypool believes in the new coaching staff, preaching patience.
“It’s definitely a tough season,” Claypool said. “Especially as an alum, trying to cheer them on and not get made fun of in my locker room. It’s growing pains. Coach Freeman just got in and he hasn’t really had a chance to recruit his players and his types of guys. Obviously he’s had this one offseason, but I think we’ll really feel the impact of his recruiting in a couple years, hopefully next year. I just think we need someone to step up. Michael Mayer has been that guy, love watching him, but we need a couple more people to step up and be counted on.”
Tide brand has enlisted a roster of NFL players, including Davante Adams, Clay Matthews, Travis Kelce and Claypool to encourage fans to wash their Lucky Jersey through a series of content – offering them incentives such as Super Bowl tickets or a chance to meet in real life. Check out Claypool’s content here on Instagram and TikTok.