CLEVELAND — Just one day after his team suffered a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the wild card round on Sunday night, Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool insisted on taking a dig at the team that just ended his season.
"A bad loss, but the Browns are going to get clapped next week so it's all good," Claypool could be seen saying in a TikTok Live video captured by Brad Stainbrook of BrownsWave, referring to Cleveland's upcoming matchup with the defending Super Bowl Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC divisional round on Sunday.
Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for Claypool's comments to get back to members of the Browns' roster, who took to social media to respond.
"That Part," wrote wide receiver Jarvis Landry, responding to a post from former Steelers safety and current ESPN analyst Ryan Clark, who wrote "I’m so tired of this new breed... What does it matter if they beat you though[?] Shut up man."
"Just go on vacation already young fella," wrote defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn.
Appearing on "The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima" on 92.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning, Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki also weighed in on Claypool's comments.
“It’s really just funny. He’s salty with the loss. You can hear it in his voice," Takitaki said. "We don’t really dwell, put too much time about it. Obviously, we got the win, so we got the last laugh."
Claypool, of course, isn't the first Steelers wide receiver to irk the Browns in recent weeks. Last week, JuJu Smith-Schuster seemingly pointed to Cleveland's recent history of losing when he told reporters "the Browns is the Browns."
After the Browns beat the Steelers on Sunday, it didn't take long for them to throw those comments back in his face.