Former South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is tired of all the people criticizing his work ethic, telling the NFL Network in a recent interview that such criticisms are unwarranted.
Here’s Clowney on questions regarding his “motor” problems:
“When they say that, I take that as spit in the face, really. I wouldn’t question that about me personally. I love the game and don’t think I take plays off. And I wouldn’t question how much I love it because I wouldn’t be playing this game if I didn’t love it.
“I had the opportunity to go to school and play football, and I did. I had the opportunity to sit out last year like everybody was talking about, but I didn’t. I wanted to play football.”
“People expected me to go into games my last year to make big hits like (the Outback Bowl against Michigan) and get four or five sacks. That was something I knew was probably not going to happen because teams started playing me a lot different.”
But…but…questioning Clowney’s effort gives me such a hip and contrarian viewpoint to blog about! DID YOU SEE HOW LACKADAISICALLY HE ANSWERED THOSE QUESTIONS?! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR TOP PICK?!
[Source: NFL Network]