Auburn defensive end Dee Ford had an amazing outing on Tuesday at his Pro Day. It was something that he desperately needed after he wasn’t cleared to participate at the most recent NFL Scouting Combine. However, he was still able to make some waves in Indianapolis by making some remarks about fellow end Jadeveon Clowney that were less than flattering.
Now, Ford isn’t exactly retracting those remarks, which included calling Clowney a “blind dog in a meat market,’ but he is saying that he maybe could have used them a little bit differently.
“I don’t know what people expect me to say. Let’s lose money right now,” the jovial Ford said, laughing. “I don’t know what people expected me to say. I could’ve chosen my words a little differently, but people don’t understand. We’re athletes. That’s how we talk. That’s just what we do. That’s how we are.”
Ford, who came in at 244-pounds at his Pro Day, is the stiffest competition at the defensive end spot at this point to Clowney for the NFL Draft, and it should be interesting to see if this budding rivalry will carry its way over to the NFL, and if so, for how long.
It would most certainly be fun to watch.