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Jadeveon Clowney Or … Bust?

NO … BUT TOP PICK NEEDS TO START SHOWING WHAT HE’S MADE OF …  By FITSNEWS || Houston Texans No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney did not play in his team’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday – battling an undisclosed illness as well as lingering pain from a…

NO … BUT TOP PICK NEEDS TO START SHOWING WHAT HE’S MADE OF … 

By FITSNEWS || Houston Texans No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney did not play in his team’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday – battling an undisclosed illness as well as lingering pain from a knee injury suffered in his NFL debut back in September.

Compounding the problem, Clowney was busy “liking” Instagram pictures of young women during the Texans’ 31-21 loss to the Eagles.

Clowney has seen action in only two games since being taking with the first overall pick of the 2014 draft – recording two tackles.

According to NFL.com, the Texans are beginning to show signs of frustration with their talented rookie – who signed a fully guaranteed $22.3 million contract with a $14.5 million up-front bonus earlier this year.

“What they want is for him to start showing some maturity and learn to play through these some of these ailments,” NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported, adding the Texans’ coaching staff had become “frustrated” with Clowney.

Clowney suffered a meniscus tear during his NFL debut that was supposed to sideline him between 4-6 weeks.  He took seven weeks, and his failure to play against the Eagles means he’s basically missed half of his rookie season.

Houston has a bye week on November 9.  The Texans (4-5) travel to Cleveland on November 16 to play the Browns.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien disputed reports

“I see a rookie player (who) is injured and is trying to come back from injury and he had a little setback this week with the flu and hopefully he’ll be back ready for Cleveland,” O’Brien said.  “He’s had a couple injuries here and a concussion, some of that is bad luck. … I think the world of Jadeveon Clowney. I don’t think there’s anyone here that’s frustrated with (him).”

Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports says part of the problem with Clowney’s disappointing (so far) first season has been the stellar play of other rookies like Odell Beckham Jr., Kelvin Benjamin, Blake Bortles, Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, Khalil Mack and Sammy Watkins … to name a few.

“The first round that Clowney led off is shaping up to be one of the most impressive in recent years,” Adelson wrote.  “And it’s populated with players who are showing the kind of work ethic the Texans want to see in their No. 1 pick.”

Clearly it would be wrong to judge Clowney on the basis of two games … and we have every expectation he’s going to wind up as an elite NFL talent (especially playing on a defensive unit with pass rusher extraordinaire J.J. Watt).

Having said that, if he’s not playing the second half of the 2014 season with a chip on his shoulder … he’s not paying attention.

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26 comments

E Norma Scok November 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I wonder if he’s going to “retire” as well?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I wonder if he’s going to “retire” as well?

*Snorts*
Looks like the current Sakerlina team might need to be doing some IRA calculations….

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Tazmaniac November 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Wow! There are times that I think I must possess psychic powers. Surely only an Oracle could see that a very talented, but uncommitted lazy ass college player would run into problems in the PROFESSIONAL league. What was USC going to threaten him with? Not educating him? JC is going to have to mature quickly or he won’t make it 3 seasons.

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Torch November 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Regurgitated what is on the main stream media sports outlets.

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E Norma Scok November 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Where’s GT with his educated opinions on everything sports?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 3, 2014 at 6:16 pm

PRO TIP:
Don’t waste first round picks on SEC players with sketchy work ethics whose first names begin with “Ja…”

*No…the stuff in TBG’s red Solo cup is not Purple Drank. It’s Manischewitz.*

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Same ol' Same ol' November 3, 2014 at 7:08 pm

What was it ol ball sak said about do do? All that boy wants to do is eat and fuck. So far, so good.

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this was expected right November 4, 2014 at 12:23 am

He’s doing EXACTLY what he did I college – should anyone be surprised , at all!?!

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screw you he beat the odds November 4, 2014 at 1:10 am

I say brovo, his only issue is the soaking up all the money they gave him for nothing in n return. In essence he’s not hurting anyone. The average NFL player is out there raping, beatimg, mugging and at times even murdering people. There are only about 1800/NFL players and they commit felonies at about 85 times the rate of regular individuals in society. Anytime I see a pro NFL athlete who has a story written about him for something to her than committing a felony, I say bravo! That is the definition of a T UE success story. Fuck you, you hater! He didn’t hurt anyone, kidnap anyone, beat anyone, kill anyone. His only crime is being lazy – not a laudable characteristic, but he’s not an actual criminal, and to make it to the NFL and not be a felon makes him a hero in my boo people like you are so negative and can’t appreciate a success sfoeymlime this.

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Steve November 4, 2014 at 7:45 am

Calm down Jadeveon.

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the facts November 4, 2014 at 8:00 am

I am not sure if this is a tongue in cheek attempt to try and point out that the NFL has a huge issue with crime in its ranks or is a serious (idiot) trying to defend the NFL or Clowney? Either way, yes there are only about 1800 NFL players, but only about 30% have been arrested or convicted of violent crimes. That is sadly much much higher than average BUT not as high as “screw you” rants above. Also, that is violent crimes and not just crimes overall, it is further obscured by the fact that most people don’t have high priced press PR contacts and personell as well as high ranked former law enforcement reps withe further contacts to qush this stuff from public view from the get go. Its safe to say the number would necessirly be even higher. The NFL often obscures it point out their percent of arrests per year – about 3% – via a his the total % percent in society of people EVER arrested for such serious crimes – about 10% totaling ignoring the number of NFL guys EVER arrested for such crimes which is upwards of 40% at times or 4 times thee general population. Frankly I think its said such a group would be looks up to in our society and sad for the several dozen players or so who probably are pretty decent people.

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good gravy man! November 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

Pipe down there – most people don’t take kindly to facts…

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Gold teef November 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

“can’t appreciate a success sfoeymlime this.”

Do you crow about the success of people who have won the lottery? Should it be any different from the gene lottery?

The major difference between high level athletes when they are playing against each other in the high ranks is their commitment to their craft, their work ethic. At that level, almost all have won the genetic lottery.

That’s why there’s a lack of respect for players that don’t develop their gifts at higher levels, everyone knows they were just lazy.

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Gold teef November 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

“can’t appreciate a success sfoeymlime this.”

Do you crow about the success of people who have won the lottery? Should it be any different from the gene lottery?

The major difference between high level athletes when they are playing against each other in the high ranks is their commitment to their craft, their work ethic. At that level, almost all have won the genetic lottery.

That’s why there’s a lack of respect for players that don’t develop their gifts at higher levels, everyone knows they were just lazy.

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good gravy man! November 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

And the humor is he thinks he’s beat the odds because he’s not a violent criminal AND in the NFL hahaha, new def of success, don’t break the law. I love it.

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Torch November 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

“His only crime is being lazy – not a laudable characteristic, but he’s not an actual criminal, and to make it to the NFL and not be a felon makes him a hero in my boo people like you are so negative and can’t appreciate a success sfoeymlime this.” Hasn’t committed any of them yet.

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SuperBad November 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm

He’s only been in the NFL half a season. Give him some time. So him being lazy just puts him in the stereotype of other black males. Why does a true success story have to be someone that came from the hood and was able to catch a ball and make millions. A true success story should be someone who does all that and is able to maintain some type of professionalism after they leave the field.

Side note, maybe next time you should proof read before you post something. But then again, Clowney is a a hero in your book.

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CootLogic November 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

Well surprise, surprise, surprise. If “doo-doo” Clowney doesn’t find a work ethic he will be selling cars and doing nightclub promotions in Rock Hill.

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maybe November 4, 2014 at 9:46 am

He’s already got 14 mil plus about 3 more he “earned” he should be set for a few minutes.

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Squishy123 November 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Yeah, because we know how careful athletes are with their money… minutes might be fairly accurate.

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maybe November 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Actually that’s true – good point. Haha.

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thats right November 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm

true, the fridge saved all of his, oh wait they are taking his property because the fat ass ate more than he paid in taxes on it. hmmm?

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west_rhino November 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

‘spect he’d have been better served playing his last year of NCAA eligibility…

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Burns8282 November 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

The Texans defense would be ridiculous if they had drafted Mack like they should have.

Everyone knows Clowney has a terrible work ethic…it NEVER pans out.

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Mark M. November 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I called him a “delicate flower” w/no work ethic a year ago, and predicted he’d wash out with a few years. Everyone called me a “hater”…
Starting to look like I may be correct…

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Obamamerica November 13, 2014 at 11:09 am

He got his money. No need to work hard now. Biggest NFL bust since the Cowboys jumped up to take Mo Claiborne at #6

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