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Jadeveon Clowney names QBs who are ‘scared’ of him

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The first day of SEC Media Days was, outside of Will Muschamp channeling his inner Brady Hokeshaping up to be relatively uneventful. Thankfully, Steve Spurrier and Jadeveon Clowney from South Carolina ended the Tuesday on a high note.

Spurrier was Spurrier (and we love him dearly for it) and Clowney drew easily the largest crowd of media members (for a player) of the day. The preseason Heisman candidate didn’t disappoint reporters looking for a juicy sound clip, either.

Mixed in with SEC championship expectations and draft projections, the topic of scared quarterbacks came up. Clowney didn’t shy away from speaking his mind, naming off at least three quarterbacks he considers to be “scared” of him. The lucky three? Georgia’s Aaron Murray, Clemson’s Tajh Boyd and former Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson.

You can look at a guy and tell if he’s scared,” Clowney said. “If he’s staring at me before the ball is snapped, if he’s staring at me before every snap, I’m just like: Oh, we got him.”

But Clowney didn’t stop there.

He is scared every time we play them,” Clowney said of Boyd. “I know he’s listening to this right now but I’m telling the truth.”

Clowney’s earned the right to talk a little, though it should be noted that Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has already been asked about, and downplayed, Clowney’s comments. (Murray will have his chance to respond later this week.) Either way, the real news would be if there’s a quarterback not scared of Clowney at least a little. The defensive end has been tearing it up on the field and this hit against Michigan’s Vincent Smith launched Clowney into another level of stardom (not to mention Smith’s helmet into another dimension).

Of course, there’s still a whole season of football to be played in 2013 and you can be sure teams have been, and will be, spending extra time trying to stop Clowney from creating another game-changing moment.

I mean, which quarterback wants to see this? #CLOWNEYCOMIN


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69 Responses to “Jadeveon Clowney names QBs who are ‘scared’ of him”
  1. bucrightoff says: Jul 16, 2013 10:23 PM

    Uhhh yeah he is pretty freaking scary. Running 4.45 and being 6’7 260 does that.

  2. scalpemseminoles says: Jul 16, 2013 10:28 PM

    Why are no players humble?

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Jul 16, 2013 10:28 PM

    I don’t doubt that as Ben said, probably every quarterback is “scared of Clowney at least a little bit.”

    I can’t help but think back to last year’s game with LSU in which Josh Dworaczyk, OG, kept Clowney at bay most of the night enabling LSU to eek out a win over the Gamecocks. It takes the best Defensive Coordinator in John Chavis, a great effort by a 5th year senior in Josh, and team mate help from other offensive linemen to just keep Clowney from running over your QB.

    I am glad its not LSU again this season playing South Carolina but its Georgia, Clemson, and others.

  4. goodfieldnohit says: Jul 16, 2013 10:32 PM

    Johnny Football spins right out of that photo and runs for a 67 yard touchdown and then goes over to the cheerleader and jacks off all over her face. Gap contain, my ass.

  5. goodfieldnohit says: Jul 16, 2013 10:39 PM

  6. thraiderskin says: Jul 16, 2013 10:47 PM

    He can F***ing fly! Holy crap!

  7. irishdodger says: Jul 16, 2013 11:04 PM

    While that hit on Vincent Smith was a YouTube & SportsCenter sensation, Clowney was unblocked & had a clean shot at him. I’ll never pull for Meatchicken, but I thought Taylor Lewan did a helluva job on Clowney in the bowl game which is why he’s a sure fire top five pick. Of course, Clowney is a likely #1 overall pick.

  8. pwt3 says: Jul 16, 2013 11:28 PM

    After seeing how Boyd performed vs LSU in the bowl game, I seriously doubt he’s scared of any pass rusher. Sure didn’t look scared to me, and he got rushed like mad entire that game by a bunch of physical freaks.

    As for Spurrier, typical ahole. Notre Dame fans love that these morons can’t stop talking about us though. Congrats tho to South Carolina for having as many SEC titles as Notre Dame.

  9. mshassen3000 says: Jul 16, 2013 11:48 PM

    Loved the hit on the Michigan rb, it was so perfect after the refs tried to cheat ….

  10. mshassen3000 says: Jul 16, 2013 11:53 PM

    Jadeveon Clowney is a man playing against boys

  11. pastabelly says: Jul 17, 2013 5:23 AM

    I’m scared of him on my family room couch.

  12. tigersgeaux says: Jul 17, 2013 5:33 AM

    For the Clemson Tigers’ sake I hope Boyd does not run scared of Clowney. South Carolina seems to have Clemson’s number the past few years or so. It will take a great effort this season to beat the Gamecocks and a scared Boyd may not be it.

    I have seen Clowney jump over offensive linemen who thought they would take him out low, push aside linemen who thought they would take him to the side, and push down linemen who thought they would take him head on. It is when the QB looks at Clowney to see where he is, and checks off the play as the game progresses and you know Clowney has gotten in their head.

  13. bcar1023 says: Jul 17, 2013 7:07 AM

    He’s so fast, he scares away all chances of the Cocks ever seeing a National Championship. LOL

  14. jonkybon says: Jul 17, 2013 7:21 AM

    He’s big; he’s strong and he’s fast, but manure is smarter. If you’ve ever spoken with him (as I have), you’d know he’s one of the stupidest people on the planet. He wears #7 because he hopes one day his IQ will rise that high.

    Won’t keep him from being a top five pick and making millions more than they are already paying him at usc-east. I’d say it’s too bad he doesn’t have the team to back his physical skill. If the Jailcocks did, then the blowhards that call themselves cock suckers, I mean fans, would make Rex Ryan seem humble. Wait, they already do since Lamecock fans think the Alabama titles belong to them!

  15. mtheparrothead says: Jul 17, 2013 7:52 AM

    Still don’t get the big hoorah about the smith hit. Missed assignment that lead him right into smith. Had nothing to do with clowney being a bad arse.

    At the same time, this dudes a bad arse. Hope/know my jaguars will suck bad enough to grab him.

  16. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 7:58 AM

    jonkybon…. kind of a foolish thing to say if they got paid then why does the SEC lose s many under-classmen to the nfl, jealousy will get you no where

  17. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 8:15 AM

    mtheparrothead… to me it was the play before that the refs blew a call and then he hit the Michigan player smiths helmet went about 15 feet in the air, and I grew up in Michigan and still a Wolverine fan..

  18. red sky at night says: Jul 17, 2013 8:22 AM

    I’m guessing someone doesn’t naturally get this big and fast but hey, maybe I’m a pessimist.

  19. classyjacklambert says: Jul 17, 2013 8:37 AM

    Clowney is a freaking beast, but he really is the dumbest part of his uniform. The reason quarterbacks look at him at the beginnings of plays are to adjust the plays although there is definitely truth in what Ben says about everyone being a little scared of him, guy is a freak.

  20. smokingto says: Jul 17, 2013 8:45 AM

    Name one QB that wouldn’t be scared of this Animal if they had to play against him!

  21. smokingto says: Jul 17, 2013 8:52 AM

    With the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina

  22. florida727 says: Jul 17, 2013 8:53 AM

    #pwt3, looks like you’re over the total embarrassment of the national title game you guys didn’t belong in, in the first place, huh? Keep talking trash. Notre Lame will suck yet again in games that really matter.

    As for Clowney’s intellect: football players are a lot smarter than most people give them credit for. I used to think to be an elite lineman all you had to do was be big, strong, and fast. Then I met one who played in the NFL. Realized there’s a whole mental side to the game that dwarfs the physical side. Rip him if you want. Bottom line: he’ll have a whole lot of zeroes in his bank account more than you do in about, oh, I’d say, a year or so. And just so you know, he won’t care what YOU think of his intelligence.

  23. cookieman88 says: Jul 17, 2013 8:57 AM

    This guy is undoubtedly going to be a star, if he can stay healthy….he is a beast. It’s quite obvious his ego precedes him though, and I DON’T really believe that a QB keeping an eye on him warrants calling him “scared.” If a QB DIDN’T keep an eye on him, I’d have to consider him a dumb-ass. And I have news for him….Tyler Wilson ain’t scared.

  24. polegojim says: Jul 17, 2013 9:25 AM

    Clowney is wonderful in NCAA setting….

    But I hate that kind of trash talking… and tackling a 175lb RB when you’re unblocked.. ain’t nothing. Don’t hang your hat on that one bro.

    What he’ll learn in the NFL is…

    1) EVERY lineman is his size or bigger
    2) there will be OLs chomping at the bit to teach him a couple things, including the pancake block
    3) There will be fullbacks that will put him on his butt.
    4) DON’T make yourself a target young man… too many will LOVE taking a shot at you.

  25. massivedick says: Jul 17, 2013 9:32 AM

    big, fast, strong and apparently stupid as a door knob. he keeps opening his mouth his knees should be scare because someone will be staring at those meal tickets and looking for revenge.

  26. mediocrebob says: Jul 17, 2013 9:37 AM

    It’s too bad he plays for such a mediocre team. This guy is a beast.

  27. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 9:45 AM

    polegojim…. it was not just the tackle … it was the refs cheating then his hit the helmet flying the ball being fumbled and SC getting the ball back after the refs tried giving Michigan the game…… Bro

  28. jzimmer84 says: Jul 17, 2013 9:47 AM

    It was true that he was unblocked but it wasn’t a blown assignment. Watch the clip again and notice the right guard pull. I think it was very optimistic of the Michigan staff to think that the guard could get there before Clowney could, especially untouched. As far as people talking about the intelligence of Clowney or any player based solely on their comments, should we derive your stellar brains from your comments on a forum? I hope for your sake, no.

  29. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 17, 2013 11:01 AM

    goodfieldnohit says: Jul 16, 2013 10:32 PM

    Johnny Football spins right out of that photo and runs for a 67 yard touchdown and then goes over to the cheerleader and jacks off all over her face. Gap contain, my ass.


    Dude, I just almost choked on my coffee. laughing so hard!!!

  30. atlwmn says: Jul 17, 2013 12:37 PM

    There’s no better way to get your butt kicked than to call out other athletes by name. I guess we’ll see how scared the QB’s (and their linemen) are in six weeks.

  31. floridacock says: Jul 17, 2013 12:39 PM

    Boyd was sacked 4 times by Clowney last year in Carolina’s 4th consecutive win over the hillbilly’s. He should be scared.

  32. dmm62 says: Jul 17, 2013 1:25 PM

    Wow. A hillbilly calling out hillbilly’s who cannot spell hillbillies. Par for Cola Town and it seems FL, too.

  33. jets12 says: Jul 17, 2013 2:26 PM

    Hey jonkybon if Clowney only had a first grade education he would still be smarter than you. When and if your forever under achieving tigers can manage to beat the Gamecocks on the field then you can run your mouth. Until then four in a row and counting.

  34. chunkala says: Jul 17, 2013 2:28 PM

    Besides SC, do georgia and Murray actually play someone this season or do they just cruise to the SEC Championship game again?

  35. bigtrukr1 says: Jul 17, 2013 4:09 PM

    Clowney isn’t even in the Pros yet, and already showing his ignorance/arrogance by ranting like a Jr high player in his speech, and including a QB, namely Tyler Wilson, who has already graduated and moved on…Grow up Clowney and face facts…Theres an entire defensive unit around you on every play, supporting your enormous ego and without those guys you’d be just another player!! Don’t spout off about players who aren’t there to set your swollen brain straight!! Hey Coach! I think Clowneys got a concussion!!

  36. louhudson23 says: Jul 17, 2013 4:10 PM

    More mental midget comments form the player who said “I don’t see no big deal like everybody else. They’d say, ‘He’s the king of all of football.’ The guy ain’t nothing but 5-5. He’s a short guy. Everybody’s going crazy on Nick Saban.” Yeah, winning has that effect on lot of people,but some are not fooled and like Clowney,they know height is the true yardstick of a coach, not Championships…….

  37. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 4:37 PM

    bigtrukr1…. thing is is he could of went to the pros and more then likely drafted higher Tyler Wilson….Its the start of football season SEC media days, thats why the ball players are ask to go, its all in fun to kick off football season…chill out enjoy the fun…

  38. tigersfandan says: Jul 17, 2013 4:37 PM

    Even if his remarks are entirely correct, is there any benefit to saying them?

  39. polegojim says: Jul 17, 2013 4:47 PM

    @tigersfandan… exactly…. none, no benefit.

    The entertainment factor will wear off quickly, the first time he’s face planted or blind sided into IR.

    Which sadly contributes to the ‘dumb as a rock’ take on him, even if it’s not true.

  40. polegojim says: Jul 17, 2013 4:50 PM

    @mshadden.. whatever man… bro…

    The guy is 175lbs… 175lbs… 175lbs… my sister could make him look silly with an unblocked head start. Nothing noteworthy about it, but a little show.

  41. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 5:09 PM

    polegojim… damn your sister must be big, and you know if that boys on the football field he must be the best they had to offer, and if this is such a big deal that your still crying over it, then maybe you should stop watching football wide reciever get hit harder then that all the time … let it go, to me it was more Clowney not letting the refs steal the game away… lol although that was a awesome hit… I am a wolverine fan I just dont like refs cheating…

  42. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 17, 2013 5:11 PM


    I knew you’re a Big Blue fan and I know Lewan did a decent job against him most of the game, but that play reversed a severe injustice by the refs, changed the game, and sent just about everyone watching it out of their couches into full “Holy Sh!t” mode!

    It was one of the best hits I’ve ever seen… blocked or not… especially considering the context.

  43. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 17, 2013 5:12 PM

    Sorry that comment was to polegojim not mshassen3000…

    too fast for me I guess

  44. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 5:15 PM

    not a big ten Fan I lived in Florida most my life I am a Gator fan 1st but still follow Michigan, spent my childhood in Michigan… But agree 1000% with you

  45. bigtrukr1 says: Jul 17, 2013 5:26 PM

    Mshassen3000…no, that’s not the thing…who gives a shot whether he woulda drafted higher or not, that’s 2 completely different scenarios, and Clownie hasn’t gone thru what our entire team went thru last year…Your comparing apples to broccoli and trying to change the subject, which is………He shouldn’t be running his mouth about guys who aren’t there to answer…. #respond-on-topic-or-not-at-all

  46. bigtrukr1 says: Jul 17, 2013 5:28 PM

    I hate it when people forget their add/adhd meds!!

  47. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 5:39 PM

    I could care about that, thats his right to say whatever he wants, be a man and tell him to his face he dont have the right, seeing he wasnt talking about you, dont see where its your place to whine about… Let your Buddy Tyler do his own complaining…so shut the hell up sorry meant heck ; ) would you like some cheese with all that whinning your doing

  48. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 5:46 PM

    bigtrukr1… and you need to get on your meds I replied 1 time to you Ive been commenting back in forth with polegojim, so again your sticking your nose where it dont belong are you taking you add meds if your going to going in our converstation stick to it…

  49. jets12 says: Jul 17, 2013 6:39 PM

    bigtrukr1 – Clowney is responding to questions that he is being ask. He has a right to his opinion and if the QBs he is talking about don’t like the comments I am sure they can find an outlet to make their opinions known. He has every right to say what he thinks. I guess he should check with you before making any comments in the future. Fact is he more likely than not will be the first player taken in next years draft and that gives him some capital to spend if he wants, especially as it pertains to football and scared quarterbacks. Just as, judging by your name, you can give your expert opinion on trucks on the appropriate message board.

  50. igottz5onit says: Jul 17, 2013 7:04 PM

    If I was Aaron Murray I would take a gun and a bag of skittles on to the field. Then as soon as Clowney hits him the first time, shoot him in the gut and claim self defense….

    Too soon?

  51. mshassen3000 says: Jul 17, 2013 7:11 PM

    igottz5onit…. way to soon and completely out of place

  52. classyjacklambert says: Jul 17, 2013 7:21 PM

    Wow igottz5onit. Yeah probably always going to be too soon on that one.

  53. jets12 says: Jul 17, 2013 7:25 PM

    igottz5onit that was an incredibly stupid comment. Not sure if the death of a 17 year old, or anyone for that matter, is ever going to be humorous.

  54. Ben Kercheval says: Jul 17, 2013 7:30 PM

    If I was Aaron Murray I would take a gun and a bag of skittles on to the field. Then as soon as Clowney hits him the first time, shoot him in the gut and claim self defense….

    Too soon?


    Yeah, just a bit. Do it again and you’re gone.

  55. igottz5onit says: Jul 17, 2013 7:44 PM

    Fair enough. If it makes you feel any better, I didn’t really feel good about that one either.

  56. bigtrukr1 says: Jul 17, 2013 11:35 PM

    I need to take meds? Do any of you look at how you talk on here? Didn’t think so… Make fun of me all you think you need to, but I’m not the loser with no life outside of this comment section… Have fun kids!!

  57. bigtrukr1 says: Jul 17, 2013 11:42 PM

    I never said I was an expert at anything jets12…You guys however, talk like your in the locker room with these guys everyday…Grow the hell up…

  58. txrazorback99 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:56 AM

    Clowney is a great player. However, stop believing the hype buddy. Regarding Tyler Wilson, lets not forget that he fried you and the Cocks in 2011 and relly wasn’t slowed on 2012. I don’t think he was afraid of you or anyone.

  59. louhudson23 says: Jul 18, 2013 2:59 AM

    The gun/skittles comment being so far out of context only goes to show the distorted logic used to stalk and murder a candy eating pedestrian,the distorted logic used to acquit the murderer and the distorted logic used to blame the set upon, candy eating ,and permanently murdered pedestrian….

  60. jets12 says: Jul 18, 2013 6:19 AM

    bigtrukr1 you started the whole “expert” post. Go back and read your post. I simply said he was responding to questions being ask and he has the right to speak his mind. How is that implying that I am “in the locker room” with him. You seem to be a touch sensitive. Maybe a spin around the block in that truck of yours will calm you down.

  61. mshassen3000 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:18 AM

    louhudson23…. why bring something like that up, were you there…do you really know what happened, just the stupidest subject to bring up specially at this time.

  62. mshassen3000 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:21 AM

    jets12…… It may seem to him that you act like you were in the locker room, but only cause you know what you were talking about….

  63. bigtrukr1 says: Jul 18, 2013 11:19 AM

    mshassen3000 n jets12…you boys still arguing over my posts?!…U just proved my point, that I’m the only one with a life outside of this column!! Armchair coachs = losers

  64. bigtrukr1 says: Jul 18, 2013 11:21 AM

    BTW… I don’t take any meds

  65. mshassen3000 says: Jul 18, 2013 11:36 AM

    bigtrukr1….tankaBOY…what is your problem, I havent replied to your posts sense the last one you sent to me, truthfully you have no idea what your even talking about, when you read a post of mine, I will have the name of the person I am responding to. so get a clue!!!! I wont respond to you no more, this is a fun site and you make it anything but fun..the only point you make is that you have no clue of what your talking about….maybe time to take those add drugs you forgot to take… and if you dont like people talking about you and meds just remember it was you who started it…

  66. oldforester says: Jul 18, 2013 12:01 PM

    Clown should keep his mouth more closely connected to his brain. There is no upside in his stupid statement other than negative attention. Just because you have a mouth, there is no guarantee anything important ever comes out of it.

  67. jets12 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:59 PM

    oldforester you should heed your own advice. Didn’t you post this same comment elsewhere?

  68. benvincible says: Jul 18, 2013 2:19 PM

    This Fight has about as much chance as a Mayweather vs. Paquio fight. No way either of these teams make it to Atlanta this year.

    Correct me if I’m wrong; (but really… don’t)
    Clowney and Johnny (Walker) Football are the only legit SEC Heisman Trophy candidates this year right?

    Mike Slive must have had an Intern draw up the schedule this year.

  69. vipod4ever says: Jul 18, 2013 8:18 PM

    Are there any NCAA qb’s legally blind? Me thinks Clown is watching too much tape of himself. He better be a beast at the pro level, cuz the hype is getting tiresome.

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