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(Fox Sports)   Jadeveon Clowney should quit the college game to protect his NFL stock   (msn.foxsports.com ) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Jadeveon Clowney, David Clowney, NFL, Marcus Lattimore, Eric Fisher, Spurrier, knocking on wood, African American studies  
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2013-10-07 09:15:54 AM  
Honestly I don't understand why players don't do this.  Especially running backs, since that position has such a short shelf life.
 
2013-10-07 09:20:51 AM  
I think I know who JC's "life coach is.....

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2013-10-07 09:22:19 AM  
ATTN NFL GMs:

Players with attitude and character problems *always* do well in the NFL.

Study it out.
 
2013-10-07 09:44:52 AM  
6 catches for 141 yards and 2 TDs.

That's how much missing his last year of college ball hurt Dez Bryant yesterday.
 
2013-10-07 09:59:36 AM  
Well boosters will pay him, what, $10,000/$20,000 max playing college ball (most likely less).  That's nothing compared to even the NFL league minimum.  I say sit.
 
2013-10-07 10:03:51 AM  
you mean the same Dez Bryant that at the age of 23-24 still needs a babysitter?

Yes, I am sure he is the poster child you want to point to in this instance.

Hopefully the light has come on for him b/c it would be an awful waste of talent if not...
 
2013-10-07 10:36:37 AM  
I figured this program more than any program in football would have been more sensitive to Clowney's plight considering what happened to Lattimore last year. One shot to the knee and he's done like Cushing was last year.

Look at what just happened to Marqise Lee, though luckily that didn't turn out to be as serious as expected.
 
2013-10-07 10:55:42 AM  
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Retired three quarters early.
 
2013-10-07 10:57:55 AM  
What do you mean "should"?

He clearly already has.
 
2013-10-07 11:00:52 AM  
'Clownshoes for Clowney' didn't last long.  I will be amazed if he ever plays an uninjured 16 game season in the NFL.

'Tankin' for Teddy' is now on the clock.
 
2013-10-07 11:46:01 AM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: 'Clownshoes for Clowney' didn't last long.  I will be amazed if he ever plays an uninjured 16 game season in the NFL.

'Tankin' for Teddy' is now on the clock.


I kinda liked "Burn for Bridgewater" but it doesn't imply intentional failure.
 
2013-10-07 11:54:38 AM  
He should just focus on his studies this semester.
 
2013-10-07 11:55:55 AM  
He would have felt like a real asshole I bet if South Carolina had managed to lose to UK.
 
2013-10-07 12:28:56 PM  
I wish more college football players would quit.  If you are starving as Arian Foster said he was, then quit.
 
2013-10-07 12:40:21 PM  

Thoguh: Honestly I don't understand why players don't do this.  Especially running backs, since that position has such a short shelf life.


Because NFL executives aren't stupid...and if you're willing to sit out for your college team, you're going to be a headcase for the money in the NFL.  There's a reason prima donnas like Geno Smith dropped over 1 round in the draft this year.  Executives don't want your shiat.
 
2013-10-07 12:58:14 PM  
It's important for Clowney to go pro as soon as possible before people catch on that he's famous for looking good on a play where the blocking back blew his assignment.
 
2013-10-07 01:17:41 PM  

Fade2black: Thoguh: Honestly I don't understand why players don't do this.  Especially running backs, since that position has such a short shelf life.

Because NFL executives aren't stupid...and if you're willing to sit out for your college team, you're going to be a headcase for the money in the NFL.  There's a reason prima donnas like Geno Smith dropped over 1 round in the draft this year.  Executives don't want your shiat.


I can see the point, but there's very little benefit to playing college football once one has established they're good enough to play in the NFL (it actually shows a decent amount of foresight to "save" oneself for the real event).
 
2013-10-07 01:21:41 PM  

Crewmannumber6: It's important for Clowney to go pro as soon as possible before people catch on that he's famous for looking good on a play where the blocking back blew his assignment.

Kiper's tongue being stuck to Clowney's frozen pole.
 
2013-10-07 01:30:14 PM  

nelsonal: Fade2black: Thoguh: Honestly I don't understand why players don't do this.  Especially running backs, since that position has such a short shelf life.

Because NFL executives aren't stupid...and if you're willing to sit out for your college team, you're going to be a headcase for the money in the NFL.  There's a reason prima donnas like Geno Smith dropped over 1 round in the draft this year.  Executives don't want your shiat.

I can see the point, but there's very little benefit to playing college football once one has established they're good enough to play in the NFL (it actually shows a decent amount of foresight to "save" oneself for the real event).


Mark Sanchez looked "ready" after 1 season at USC.  Would you argue in a vacuum that he should've stayed another year or 2 to refine his skills?

And yes, I know...Tannehill is now the example on the other spectrum.  But Tannehill doesn't have character flaws.  Clowney is showing signs of wanting to sit out for very little injuries and put himself above the team.  The NFL becomes very wary of that kind of attitude.  It's already costing him money...he was touted as the #1 pick before the season...now they're saying bottom 1st, and it's tanking.  He's already cost himself $30 million in signing bonuses by "taking a break" and waiting for the NFL.  Not a good strategy.
 
2013-10-07 02:15:54 PM  
Oregon's Colt Lyerla did this yesterday.

/:(
 
2013-10-07 02:20:17 PM  

grinding_journalist: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: 'Clownshoes for Clowney' didn't last long.  I will be amazed if he ever plays an uninjured 16 game season in the NFL.

'Tankin' for Teddy' is now on the clock.

I kinda liked "Burn for Bridgewater" but it doesn't imply intentional failure.


Grantland has adopted "Play Dead for Ted"
 
2013-10-07 02:47:15 PM  
As a Vols fan 2.bp.blogspot.com

/hope he has sore ribs in 2 weeks
 
2013-10-07 03:30:03 PM  

The Muthaship: What do you mean "should"?

He clearly already has.


That's the first thing I thought of as well, either that or the linebackers were more influential than anyone else knew last year. He's been a non factor this year which is strange since I thought he could have went pro last year.
 
2013-10-07 03:35:42 PM  

Hang On Voltaire: I wish more college football players would quit.  If you are starving as Arian Foster said he was, then quit.


He was lying, no players are starving and if they want food all they have to do is wander down to the athletic pavilion and load up. He was just being a whiney biatch because he had to make an effort instead of calling for shiat to be delivered like all the other kids who came from a family in a better financial situation. He ignores that without football he would never get into that school and he never could have gotten an education if he choose to finish.
 
2013-10-07 03:46:02 PM  

Fade2black: And yes, I know...Tannehill is now the example on the other spectrum. But Tannehill doesn't have character flaws. Clowney is showing signs of wanting to sit out for very little injuries and put himself above the team. The NFL becomes very wary of that kind of attitude. It's already costing him money...he was touted as the #1 pick before the season...now they're saying bottom 1st, and it's tanking. He's already cost himself $30 million in signing bonuses by "taking a break" and waiting for the NFL. Not a good strategy.


If other NFL teams want to let Clowney slip down in the draft, can I hope to hell that the Bears take him? Peppers is getting a little old, and it'd be great to trade him in for a newer, upgraded model.
 
2013-10-07 03:49:08 PM  
Perhaps he should stay in college 1 more year, to see if he's this fragile.

/I actually think that Braxton Miller should stay in for his senior season, too, because of his injury this year.
//Of course, thanks to that Northwestern game, I think Urban should be using Kenny Guiton like NW used Kain Colter...
 
2013-10-07 04:38:01 PM  

The Smails Kid: ATTN NFL GMs:

Players with attitude and character problems *always* do well in the NFL.

Study it out.


Depends on the character issues. They don't give a damn about what kind of an ass you are off field but quitting on your team for personal benefit is a big red flag for them
 
2013-10-07 05:29:14 PM  
He might as well.  He's been pretty pathetic from what I've seen of him this year.  When a sorry-assed team like UNC can exhaust you after a couple drives, I don't like your chances in the NFL.
 
2013-10-07 05:30:12 PM  
He can't sit out.   He has to play to help generate revenue for the head coach's $4 million/year salary.
 
2013-10-07 05:32:34 PM  

RickyWilliams'sBong: He might as well.  He's been pretty pathetic from what I've seen of him this year.  When a sorry-assed team like UNC can exhaust you after a couple drives, I don't like your chances in the NFL.


Agree. Hope my team does not draft him now.
 
2013-10-07 05:36:35 PM  

Fade2black: And yes, I know...Tannehill is now the example on the other spectrum.  But Tannehill doesn't have character flaws.  Clowney is showing signs of wanting to sit out for very little injuries and put himself above the team.  The NFL becomes very wary of that kind of attitude.  It's already costing him money...he was touted as the #1 pick before the season...now they're saying bottom 1st, and it's tanking.


Oh please.  NFL Personnel Offices aren't as stupid as meathead football fans are....


NFL teams may not be as concerned with star defensive end and potential No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney's approach to his junior season as University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is.
"Nah, no one will care," an executive in personnel for an NFL team told USA TODAY Sports on Sunday. "If he's healthy, works out well and most importantly interviews well, it won't hurt him."

A second NFL executive echoed: "No one cares. He's injured."

They know it's a joke that he's forced to play another college season.
 
2013-10-07 05:48:08 PM  

ScouserDuck: Oregon's Colt Lyerla did this yesterday.

/:(


Oregon isn't hurting at all with Pharoh Brown and Johnny Mundt as next in. Of course, I was counting on Colt playing in the backfield some this season. He has ALL the physical tools to be successful in the No Fun League, he just needs to get his head together.
 
2013-10-07 09:37:41 PM  
Clowney bought into his own hype. Spurrier knows whats best for his team and he will call Clowney out on it.
 
2013-10-08 08:00:29 AM  

Fade2black: And yes, I know...Tannehill is now the example on the other spectrum.  But Tannehill doesn't have character flaws.  Clowney is showing signs of wanting to sit out for very little injuries and put himself above the team.  The NFL becomes very wary of that kind of attitude.  It's already costing him money...he was touted as the #1 pick before the season...now they're saying bottom 1st, and it's tanking.  He's already cost himself $30 million in signing bonuses by "taking a break" and waiting for the NFL.  Not a good strategy.


He hasn't cost himself anything, because anybody who'd draft a DE first overall should be fired on the spot.  There are only two positions worth drafting there -- QB and OT.  If you don't need either, or don't think anybody at those positions is worth it, you trade down for more picks and grab a DE later.
 
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