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Jadeveon Clowney: My goal in the NFL is to sack Andrew Luck

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The first pick in the 2014 NFL draft is eager to get after the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney said in a video on the Texans’ website that sacking Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is high on his list of priorities in the NFL.

“My goal for the rookie season is to try to better myself as a player,” Clowney said. “And my goal in the NFL is to sack Andrew Luck. He’s in my division, playing him two times a year, he’s a dangerous quarterback, he makes good decisions with the ball, so I just want to get after him and sack him one time.”

If the Texans are going to catch the Colts in the AFC South, they’re going to need Clowney to achieve that goal.

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60 Responses to “Jadeveon Clowney: My goal in the NFL is to sack Andrew Luck”
  1. phillipalpha says: Jul 7, 2014 6:38 AM

    Sacking Luck once – with the O-line currently in place in Indianapolis – wouldn’t the #1 pick be better off picking a target that is a bit more challenging?

  2. larryboodry says: Jul 7, 2014 6:40 AM

    I’m sure Luck is shaking in his cleats worrying that Clowney only wants to sack him one time.

  3. my45eagle says: Jul 7, 2014 6:42 AM

    Too bad because JJ Watt will be there first! Man,AFC QBs are done.

  4. ccc23454 says: Jul 7, 2014 6:53 AM

    I think guy is a bust waiting to happen, he may give 100% against Luck but what about rest of season? way over drafted and I think K. Mack would have been a better fit for Houston.

  5. peopletrains says: Jul 7, 2014 6:53 AM

    One time? Such lofty goals.

  6. dickshotdogs says: Jul 7, 2014 6:58 AM

    Way to set the bar. SMH

  7. ravenswhat says: Jul 7, 2014 7:02 AM

    JJ Watt would laugh at that “lofty” career goal.

  8. clownsfan says: Jul 7, 2014 7:02 AM

    That’s his goal? 1 sack? Sounds about right. Hilarious.

  9. Spymaster Belichick says: Jul 7, 2014 7:06 AM

    After that, he’ll pack it up and call it a season.

  10. bcgreg says: Jul 7, 2014 7:10 AM

    Your goal isn’t to win a championship? Hmmm. Interesting.

  11. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 7, 2014 7:15 AM

    SEE: Aundray Bruce and Quentin Coryatt

  12. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Jul 7, 2014 7:19 AM

    One time?

  13. qdog112 says: Jul 7, 2014 7:22 AM

    Admirably, his goal is to become a better player, but you see the highlight, it needed to create a stir by adding Luck’s name.

    I predict this kid will reach both of those goals in short order, as he gets better and gets to see Luck drop back maybe 60 times each year.

  14. spreadthecheese says: Jul 7, 2014 7:26 AM

    Very specific.

  15. computojon says: Jul 7, 2014 7:28 AM

    It’s nice when a player can conceivably miss 14 games and still achieve his goal.

  16. giantsfan82 says: Jul 7, 2014 7:29 AM

    Your goal should be to play your best football, stay healthy, be a good role model and keep your nose clean by staying out of trouble. Sacking a quarterback one time should be a given if you’re working hard in the offseason and coming to work on time and prepared.

  17. snipedanglecelly13 says: Jul 7, 2014 7:32 AM

    Just worry more bout being a better defensive end rather than being focused on sacking Andrew luck

  18. codiablo says: Jul 7, 2014 7:44 AM

    He also has a daily goal of eating breakfast…

  19. stainlineho says: Jul 7, 2014 7:46 AM

    My prediction: Has a couple good games but overall mediocre this season.

  20. stainlineho says: Jul 7, 2014 7:47 AM

    Mediocre

  21. nosleeptilsb says: Jul 7, 2014 7:48 AM

    Wow, most guys would say getting to, and winning a SuperBowl. But playing for the Texans its good to see he’s keeping it a realistic goal, even though the Colts will own them.

  22. abbyszoo says: Jul 7, 2014 7:49 AM

    Good luck with that, he’ll never do it

  23. mnsurferpimp says: Jul 7, 2014 7:53 AM

    ???? What??? Lofty goal for the overall #1 pick! Seriously, that quote is hilarious! The majority of these guys are quoting, “Super Bowl”, or ” I will be the Best CB, LB, DE!” Their goals are lofty and possibly unrealistic. However, this clown’s goal is to sack Andrew Luck. My guess is, he will get that over with right away so he can begin resting up for the next season, wouldn’t want to risk further injury!

  24. jimbo75025 says: Jul 7, 2014 7:54 AM

    Hmm, how about making the playoffs and leading a Super Bowl run?

    Such low goals only to sack someone.

  25. bw115 says: Jul 7, 2014 7:57 AM

    Shoot for the stars bud. Hell of a goal

  26. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 7, 2014 7:59 AM

    Sack him one time?

    Talk about setting a low bar. He should be trying to sack him 8 times.

  27. billh1947 says: Jul 7, 2014 7:59 AM

    When Lovie Smith became coach of the Bears he proclaimed that his mission was to beat the Packers,he did a few times but that was the highlight of his Bears career,no Super Bowls and a rare playoff game that he lost to the Packers in,what a great legacy.Clowney may want to set his priorities a little bit higher for his NFL career.

  28. indyirish91 says: Jul 7, 2014 8:00 AM

    Good “Luck” Rookie, nice goal.

  29. RussianBreadMaker says: Jul 7, 2014 8:01 AM

    Interesting goal… How about setting a goal like being a team player.

  30. larryboodry says: Jul 7, 2014 8:13 AM

    @billh1947:

    Lovie’s Bears made the playoffs three times, and made the SB once. Not stellar, but more than you give them credit for.

  31. pw1265 says: Jul 7, 2014 8:16 AM

    Sack him one time, just one time???? Nice goal Mr. Bust!!!

  32. robigd says: Jul 7, 2014 8:43 AM

    Glad this guy realizes he isn’t sacking Chad Henne and has to set his goals a little lower.

  33. tacomatiger says: Jul 7, 2014 8:48 AM

    The 1st overall pick has rather modest ambitions for this season. Must be hard to watch the dude take half of the plays off

  34. fordmandalay says: Jul 7, 2014 8:50 AM

    Wow, you can really tell that this is the doldrums of the season, where even the lamest quotes are apparently newsworthy. “My goals for today are to pick up eggs, cheese, and a quart of milk on the way home!!”

  35. unlimitedcriticism says: Jul 7, 2014 8:53 AM

    I never really understood the philosophy of so specifically targeting other teams. At most, you play a team three times. Even then, there’s little guarantee you’ll face said team when the stakes are highest. Not that having a pass rush is a bad strategy in general, but if one particular opponent is driving your team building, you won’t get far. See: AFC East teams not residing in Foxboro.

  36. reppster says: Jul 7, 2014 8:57 AM

    Anthony Barr will become the all time sack leader for all linebackers to ever play the game. Future HOF player with Barr.

  37. tooz72 says: Jul 7, 2014 9:16 AM

    i thought his first goal would be to learn to read and write..what a dullard

  38. tvjules says: Jul 7, 2014 9:16 AM

    Texans D will be completely worn out being on the field so long since there offense will be 3 and done after every possession.
    Good luck with that.

  39. v2787 says: Jul 7, 2014 9:40 AM

    Shouldn’t his personal goal have something to do with his team winning the Super Bowl?

  40. harveyredman says: Jul 7, 2014 9:45 AM

    LOL…. 1 sack of Luck is 1 more than every reader of this site will ever have. And do you “really” think ONLY 1 sack is what he meant??!!

    I get it, if YOU were Clowney you would aim way past every star and change the Universe with your skills, and your words would never be taken out of context and every interview you EVER did would be worthy of a million reprints for inspiration and awesomeness…

    But alas, your life is small and anonymous and his is extra-large and worthy of criticism.

  41. weepingjebus says: Jul 7, 2014 10:04 AM

    He should first work on being able to sit up without wincing.

  42. bengcolt says: Jul 7, 2014 10:18 AM

    What ? are you a clown!? A sack against Luck is probable given the O line he has….. the amount of times they play them each season…. and the fact that he has JJ on the other side as a threat. Setting the bar high I see.

  43. thesmartestmanever says: Jul 7, 2014 10:28 AM

    shame on most of you.
    you know the media is just feeding you sound bytes. do you really think that is the entire quote? my bet is he was trying to sound humble and appear as if year one was about learning the game at nfl speed. I’m not a Texans fan or a Clowney fan, but when it comes to keeping it real I’m a big fan.

  44. winstonjed44 says: Jul 7, 2014 11:13 AM

    People are seriously criticizing him for saying he wants to sack Luck once? Obviously he would like to sack the guy more than once, people are getting riled up about semantics.

  45. indytom87 says: Jul 7, 2014 11:22 AM

    Sack him all you want – the Colts will still win the game.

  46. notthetroll says: Jul 7, 2014 11:31 AM

    I like that.
    Can’t sack Luck 6 times a year unless you get him once. He may have not made it perfectly clear but that’s my takeaway.

  47. racerx1225 says: Jul 7, 2014 11:36 AM

    Defensive Rookie of the Year: Khalil Mack :)

    Defensive Bust of the Year: A Clown. (ey)

  48. jmc8888 says: Jul 7, 2014 11:49 AM

    Way to aim high.

  49. patriottony says: Jul 7, 2014 12:52 PM

    I had the pleasure of seeing this loafer every Sat in Columbia SC. Does he have ability,,1000% yes,,,does he have heart,,,not one damn bit. You watch,,he will follow the long line of disappointments,,that get to the NFL and disappear….

  50. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jul 7, 2014 1:22 PM

    Good “Luck” with that! haha

  51. tjacks7 says: Jul 7, 2014 1:40 PM

    “..hopefully early in the first matchup so I can take some time off”, he continued.

  52. hansolo627 says: Jul 7, 2014 2:00 PM

    Funny how K. Mack’s goal is to win Defensive ROY like the fact CLOWNey didn’t fall to #5. we are the first and the best nation in sports the true nation #RAIDERNATION

  53. rl7911 says: Jul 7, 2014 2:11 PM

    Shouldn’t be too hard considering the O-line in Indy. But if you want Luck to throw his 4int games, you have to put a little pressure on him.

  54. oopsileftthekitchen says: Jul 7, 2014 2:41 PM

    What a simple goal. I guess he is taking baby steps…

  55. zmanhere says: Jul 7, 2014 3:03 PM

    The only sack you will get in Indy is some White Castles at the hotel.

  56. 49erlifer says: Jul 7, 2014 3:06 PM

    And then he can drop in coverage and find out your not in south carolina anymore! Guy wont live up to expectations either way go ahead and set such lofty goals Clown-ey.

  57. winstonjed44 says: Jul 7, 2014 5:34 PM

    Why in the world is someone interviewing Dan Orlovsky?

  58. iamdinguskhan says: Jul 7, 2014 6:16 PM

    Too much effort to get more than one sack…give him a break

  59. dinman81 says: Jul 7, 2014 9:11 PM

    You have to be too literal of a person to think that Clowney was literally saying he wanted to sack a particular QB once in his rookie season. And if you have done your homework you would see the freak of nature that Clowney is and was in high school and college. He was simply giving kudos to his division leading QB and fellow number one draft pick from a couple of years ago. Anybody can take something out of context and say something about another person’s comments and not put into writing the words another has spoken.

  60. bospat says: Jul 8, 2014 7:26 AM

    Have a feeling Luck will be throwing TD passes
    long after this clown is out of the league

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