The Cleveland Browns snapped a 26-year skid in the playoffs by bouncing Pittsburgh out of the wildcard round last week. After starting 11-0, the Steelers finished 12-5 overall with the 48-37 season-ending loss. As you can imagine, there was plenty of trash talk in the meeting and it appears JuJu Smith-Schuster wasn’t the only Steeler to take it personally and have his feelings hurt in the humbling loss.
Enter stage left, Chase Claypool.
Suck it up, butter cup. This is the NFL, not your son’s 7U all-start flag football squad. JuJu is a grown man, he’ll be okay. Sometimes it’s best to just keep your mouth closed and just play ball.
I’m all for having fun and a little taunting here and there but dancing on an opponent’s logo and blatantly disrespecting the other team is a bold strategy. Why give the next man even more motivation to hit you a little harder when you’re cutting across the middle? Sometimes when you beg for attention, you get what asked for. *Kayne Shrug*
Hopefully Smith sticks to his decision to retire the Tik Tok tradition and not bring this back–in any form–next season. But let’s be real. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last.