Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Bills Claypool showing out after struggles

Bills new WR Chase Claypool has bounced around in his short time in the NFL. With stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Miami already in his past, Buffalo is his new home, and things have started well.

“Claypool’s very focused, he’s working extremely hard day in and day out,” Bills head coach Sean McDermott said. “Very impressed with his day-to-day approach, true pro, high character, smart player, and he’s been a good addition to our team.”

“I think it is tough believing the player that you are or can be, and falling short of those expectations, especially over the last two years, for sure,” Claypool said. “It is a tough position because I know there’s times where it can be frustrating if I’m not living up to my potential.”

Claypool seizing fresh start with Bills

“But if it’s frustrating to the outside world, it’s even more frustrating for me. I understand where I should be. And I understand that I haven’t met those expectations. And that’s why I work harder and harder and harder and harder every year so I can meet and exceed those expectations.”

“I went from being a starter, playing every play, to going to Miami and really not playing at all,” Claypool said. “So, it made me realise my love for the game. Because even though I was doing nothing that I wanted to do or expect to do, special teams and stuff like that at the time. I realize how much I love football. If I didn’t love the game, that’d be easy to just fold.”

“It’s frustrating to be characterised a certain way online, especially when it’s so far from the truth,” Claypool said. “But I’m not here to prove that I’m not what they say I am, I’m just here to be who I am and be a part of the team. I’m not trying to prove anyone wrong or right, I’m just being who I am. It doesn’t matter what the outside world says, as long as my teammates know the kind of guy I am, and coaches do, too.”

There’s no doubting the talent Claypool possesses and if he can put it all together, Josh Allen and the Bills could have found themselves a gem.

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