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Mizzou DE on Jadeveon Clowney: ‘He’s not God’

Jadeveon Clowney AP

God would probably have more than two sacks in six games, so perhaps Mizzou defensive end Kony Ealy is on to something here.

For whatever the reason — illness, injury, opponent schemes, etc. — South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney only have two sacks through six games this year, although he looked more like his usual disruptive self last Saturday at Tennessee (2 1/2 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries).

So when Ealy said this, he wasn’t necessarily taking a shot at Clowney, although read it how you will:

Of course, after last year’s “old man football” flap at Mizzou, maybe the SEC newbies — success aside — shouldn’t anger just yet.

On the flip side, though, Ealy has an up-close look at one of the nation’s most successful pass-rushers opposite him at defensive end. Michael Sam’s nine sacks are tied for the most among FBS players with Clemson’s Vic Beasley.

With three more sacks, Sam will break Aldon Smith’s Mizzou single-season sack record of 11 1/2. That’s not what God looks like, but it’s closer than what Clowney’s done this year.

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34 Responses to “Mizzou DE on Jadeveon Clowney: ‘He’s not God’”
  1. kcrobert10 says: Oct 24, 2013 2:30 PM

    Were gonna win… M-i-z-z-o-u…..

  2. senorpapino says: Oct 24, 2013 4:33 PM

    I think the real reason for poor performance is disinterest/desire to be in the NFL.

  3. jdgrn01 says: Oct 24, 2013 7:31 PM

    LoL

    Jealous much? We’ll see how close to God he is on Saturday.

    Sam’s sacks are worthless and n3ed an asterisk next to them..
    I mean sacks against highschools and the dilapidated front lines of UGA and UF don’t count….

  4. kcrobert10 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:34 PM

    Hey clowny went against uga didn’t do anything. He will also get his shot at Florida to. So I belive ur misguided belief is just that misguided. I know its hard for u old time sec guys to accept the fact that Texas a&m and Missouri are and were 2 very good programs. U guys wanted us as much as we wanted u. Were in it together so give the tigers there due they have played extremely well so far and deserve respect.

  5. grilldoggy says: Oct 24, 2013 9:29 PM

    He’s not even a clown, that’s a dis on clowns. Yeah, he’ll get a shot at unranked Florida. Hell, maybe when he plays a big role in a loss to the Gators, he and the Gamecocks can brag that they almost beat 25th ranked Florida in 2013.

  6. stlunatik says: Oct 24, 2013 9:38 PM

    obviously jdgrn is a moron whose team got that ass whooped by Mizzou. don’t hate the player, hate your teams game

  7. classyjacklambert says: Oct 24, 2013 10:27 PM

    Not only is Clowney not God, he probably would have trouble spelling “god”. He’s a hell of a football player though and it’s never smart to get on record saying anything disparaging about players of his caliber.

  8. louhudson23 says: Oct 25, 2013 3:22 AM

    Clowney is still busy trying to figure out how people can be so impressed with Nick Saban when Nick Saban is clearly not very tall.

  9. jarzmel says: Oct 25, 2013 4:23 AM

    Clown is nothing but a one-hit wonder.
    He has done NOTHING since that one hit in the Michigan game.

  10. floridacock says: Oct 25, 2013 8:04 AM

    No, he’s not. And neither are you. Not a word to be thrown around so lightly, but I guess that is the type of people in Mizzooo. Never read so much garbage from ignorant people.

  11. classyjacklambert says: Oct 25, 2013 8:31 AM

    So you don’t proofread your posts floridacock?

  12. florida727 says: Oct 25, 2013 4:38 PM

    Biblically speaking, no, I’m reasonably certain he’s not “God” :)

    However, you notice that it’s a DEFENSIVE lineman making that statement. Man, if I’m an “O”-line guy at Mizzou right now, I’m p*ssed. Easy to criticize when you DON’T have to spend the afternoon in his crosshairs. Dude, just STFU!

  13. bgkytiger says: Oct 25, 2013 6:52 PM

    Clowney is like the Defensive version of Dwayne Bowe…physically gifted, athletic as allgetout, and his highlights make the reels, but the plays he takes off are the undertone to the otherwise wonderful symphony, and ultimately cost his teamore than the benefit of a thunderous hit that winds up on the “sc top10″

  14. jets12 says: Oct 25, 2013 8:02 PM

    @classyjacklambert that comment about not being able to spell God smacks of a lot of things least of which is insinuating that he is to dumb to spell. Why would that be? Do you know something about Clowney that the rest of us don’t know? Do you think because he is from the south he is stupid? Is it because he is a minority? Please enlighten us.

  15. classyjacklambert says: Oct 25, 2013 8:40 PM

    Lol I don’t think he is dumb because he is from the south or because I am a racist. Actually I spent a lot of my time growing up in the south and I’m from a biracial family so I know people can be stupid or intelligent no matter what the color of their skin may be. I think he is dumb because I have awareness and have seen his television interviews.

  16. jets12 says: Oct 25, 2013 9:33 PM

    @classyjacklambert your comment and explanation may be one of the dumber post I have seen on here. Exactly what is your awareness. Nothing can be learned or gained from a television interview as it pertains to a persons intelligence.

  17. jets12 says: Oct 25, 2013 9:34 PM

    @classyjacklambert by the way I never said you were a racist.

  18. classyjacklambert says: Oct 25, 2013 9:45 PM

    You asked if I thought he was dumb based on the fact that he is a minority, that has the definite connotation that I would assume he lacks intelligence based on the color of his skin, unless he is a Mormon or something. When I say I have awareness, it means I have the ability to be aware of my surroundings, therefore I have the ability to watch interviews and ascertain information via my cognitive abilities. Using these abilities, I have observed television interviews where Jadeveon Clowney speaks when questions are put to him. When he answers these questions, he gives the impression that he is struggling to find words to express very basic ideas. This makes him seem very dumb to me. That being said, I think he is a helluva a football player and I am sure I would have a different opinion of him if he played for my team.

  19. jets12 says: Oct 25, 2013 10:08 PM

    That being said your comment about him not being able to spell a three letter word is dumb. Kind of like you said about him. Saying that you can determine a kids intelligence by a thirty second sound bite on television makes you a clairvoyant. Saying that if he played for your team you would have different opinion of him makes you petty and makes you seem very dumb to me.

  20. classyjacklambert says: Oct 25, 2013 10:55 PM

    Well I respect your decision and can’t argue with your logic. I am very sure he can spell “god” and was making a hyperbole in a comical effort to reference that he is not the brightest rooster in the hen house. I won’t deny the fact that I am also not incredibly intelligent, but me saying that I would probably not hold the same opinion of a player who plays for a rival team if that player played for my team is honesty, not pettiness. Anyone that says they don’t have a bias for their team as opposed to their team’s rival is not a true college football fan, or a liar.

  21. jets12 says: Oct 25, 2013 11:26 PM

    I just don’t see how making comments about a kids intelligence serves any purpose. We don’t know what his level of intelligence is or should it matter for this discussion. Taking a pot shot such as that is unnecessary and proves nothing.

    I’m sure you are very intelligent but I don’t know what you hoped to accomplish by the comment. Having a bias for your team is natural. Incorporating personal thoughts of whether or not players meet your personal standards of intelligence based on a limited knowledge of the players is not natural.

  22. classyjacklambert says: Oct 25, 2013 11:51 PM

    Seriously? I completely disagree, nothing is more natural than making fun of a player for the opposing team for being dumb. What I was attempting to accomplish was getting a quick laugh and also making a viable argument as to why Clowney is not only actually not God but also does not actually think he IS God. You are probably right, maybe it was a little petty and beneath me, but I still think it was kind of funny. Also, my perception of Clowney’s lack of intelligence based on his poor speaking skills are pretty much backed up by his shaky academic record tracing all the way back to his high school transcripts.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/sports/ncaafootball/12clowney.html?_r=0

  23. jets12 says: Oct 26, 2013 9:11 AM

    Wasn’t funny at all. For you to stand in judgement of someone you don’t know is just arrogant and dumb. But if you think it’s funny then have at it. Really just juvenile but some people find that comforting. Apparently you are one of those.

  24. classyjacklambert says: Oct 26, 2013 9:30 AM

    Kind of like when you say that Dabo is classless and a joke? Or when you say that Jonkybon is a liar and a coward?

  25. classyjacklambert says: Oct 26, 2013 9:53 AM

    Also just because you don’t think something is funny doesn’t mean that it’s not funny at all. It just means that you don’t find it funny. If everyone found the same things humorous, all comedians would be pretty much the same.

  26. jets12 says: Oct 26, 2013 10:02 AM

    First of all you don’t have a clue what my issues are with jonkybon. So again you are speaking out on something that doesn’t concern you and something you have no knowledge of. Second dabo has said and done so many stupid and asinine things he really doesn’t need my help in looking clueless. And I suspect very few people found what you said funny unless they think being judge mental and clueless humorous. Your humor is just a mask for your judge mental nature. But hey, if your comfortable fine by me.

  27. jets12 says: Oct 26, 2013 10:18 AM

    Don’t remember saying dabo is classless or a joke. But if you candied where I said that let me know. The comments I make about jonkybon are absolutely true.

  28. jets12 says: Oct 26, 2013 10:36 AM

    Should say if you can find where I said it.

  29. classyjacklambert says: Oct 26, 2013 2:50 PM

    I’m not gonna backlog the comments sections looking for your quotes but you just said Dabo’s has said many asinine things, and I don’t disagree. He clearly has. That being said, you pointing that out is absolutely no different than me joking about Clowney being dumb when he was said a plethora of dumb things and had a history of not being the sharpest tool invite shed. However, since I’m obviously a Clemson fan, I’m not gonna point out Dabo’s shortcomings just like you’re apparently going to turn a blind eye to Clowney’s.

  30. jets12 says: Oct 26, 2013 4:17 PM

    Not turning a blind eye to anything. I refuse to say that a kid is dumb because he doesn’t handle himself well, in your opinion, on television. And I would certainly never say he couldn’t spell a three letter word. And by the way I would have this attitude regardless of who the athlete played for even clemson. At some point the nonsense goes to far. I just think you did. Apparently we disagree.

  31. classyjacklambert says: Oct 26, 2013 4:41 PM

    Apparently. But I respect your opinion.

  32. floridacock says: Oct 28, 2013 4:20 PM

    So how did “god” work out for you Mizzou?

  33. floridacock says: Oct 28, 2013 4:24 PM

    And to all you “experts” out there who like to call a college kid named Clowney names and such. He will make more money next year than all of you, combined, ever will. But I guess it makes you feel like a big shot. You’re not

  34. classyjacklambert says: Oct 31, 2013 2:26 PM

    Well I can always appreciate Floridacock for being so supportive of his team that he will go out of his way to prove that compared to his fans, Clowney possesses above average intelligence.

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