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Old 04-23-2014   #2600
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Default Re: Clowney, then what?

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Originally Posted by mussop View Post
You should read the article.

“Looking at him this year compared to last year, it seemed like last year every single play was balls to the wall, hell on wheels,” says the AFC executive. “This year, there’s a lot of plays where he comes off the ball super hard, and if the ball is away he just kind of chills and watches the play. There’s definitely going to be some questions about that.”


Clowney’s watching Marcus Lattimore, the Gamecocks’ star running back, drop from a first-round talent to the fourth round because of a gruesome knee injury last year, and the stars aligned for Clowney’s subpar season—perhaps dropping him from being the first overall pick.

“I don’t see how that is such a factor that a team would take him off their board,” says an AFC scouting director. “Yeah, he’s immature and a young kid, but you can also go against that and say when he had a chance to shut it down, he did decide to come back. I think some of that can be overblown.”

But there’s still a question of how much Clowney lives and breathes football. Those who know him well say he loved to play the game in high school, and during his first two years at Carolina. But this season, with the rib and ankle issues, and teams dedicated to stopping him, Clowney has appeared to grow frustrated on game days.
Sorry to quote myself. The bolded confuses me. It's stated as if that is abnormal. Lot's of players do this. Hell JJ Watt does it a few times a game. DL men get gassed and walk/slow jog down plays away from them all the time. Clowney never came out of games and teams ran away from him and focused their passing game on quick three step drops. When not doing that they shifted the blocking scheme to max protect against him. Who wouldn't get frustrated in that situation?
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