Jan 4, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford (30) during the BCS National Championship Media Day at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Combine: Dee Ford backtracks on Jadeveon Clowney criticism


Former Auburn Tigers defensive end Dee Ford was unable to work out at the 2014 NFL combine due to medical concerns but Ford sure did make his presence felt with his mouth when he said he was better than Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday.

On Monday the Senior Bowl MVP clarified his comments when he said the candidate for the first overall selection plays like “a blind dog in a meat market” with the NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones.

“We’re not saying that the dog can’t run. We’re just saying that he can’t find the meat,” he said. “That wasn’t a personal shot at him at all. That’s my guy, you know what I’m saying? We are at this thing talking right now, so it’s all good. It’s just fun. It’s competition, and I want everyone to understand that. That was not a personal shot at him. Me and Jadeveon are cool. We laughing about the situation. I think some of his fans are very upset right now, but it’s all cool. It’s love right now.”

Al little competitive banter is nothing new at the combine as a number of draft prospects have said they should be the No. 1 pick in the draft, but Clowney seemed a bit perturbed by the trash talk and said he’s still better than Ford after he completed his workouts and thought Ford made the remarks to boost his own stock.

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