NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp is next up in the long line of people to find faults in the work ethic of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Clowney has been widely criticized for his alleged laziness and lack of work ethic on the field. While he may be the single greatest freak athlete available in next month’s NFL Draft, he has also been one of the most heavily scrutinized.
Sapp continued that onslaught on the NFL Network Monday night.
“My grandfather taught me something a long time ago. He said ‘You will never get more money by doing less work,’” Sapp said, via the Houston Chronicle. ““I look at Jadeveon Clowney’s (game) tape and I don’t see a guy that is playing the game with his hair on fire, making plays, running up and down the field sideline to sideline, doing all of the things.”
“That’s the real issue with me: What else is he doing not waking up?” Sapp added. “The next job you have is rushing the quarterback, young man, getting ready for the NFL. If you wake up every morning and you’re not ready, prepared to go out and do the things you have to be to be a [defensive] end, outside linebacker – a pass rushing specialist – what else is there?”
Whether it’s been unnamed executives, former NFL players or even his college head coach, the criticism of Clowney’s work ethic has been a major talking point after a somewhat disappointing senior season at South Carolina. Sapp hasn’t held back in criticisms of other players in the past. Apparently, Clowney is no different.