Originally Posted by mussop
Quotes from an article on nfl.com by Chase Goodbread
Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward chose to passionately defend Clowney's work ethic.
"I never had an issue with him. If anything, you had to slow him down," Ward said, according to espn.com. "There were days that Coach [Steve] Spurrier would have to tell us to take him off the field or they weren't going to get anything accomplished on offense. And that's the truth because they couldn't get a pass off on him."
Ward, however, was around Clowney on a daily basis for three seasons, and saw none of the effort issues that Clowney is for which the star pass rusher is reputed.
Sorry, but this is the most laughable quote I've read about Clowney honestly. If it were true and I could believe it, I would want Clowney more than any other player for sure. This would be a no brainer.
But I'm supposed to believe that Clowney played this way in practice regularly when he wouldn't give anywhere near that effort in ESPN televised games when he was in the Heisman hunt?? Sorry, but that just doesn't really add up.