Nov 30, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) celebrates a tackle for loss against the Clemson Tigers in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Jadeveon Clowney says questions about his work ethic are like a 'spit in the face'

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.”

Clowney continued:

“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]

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