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Jadeveon Clowney on hype: You just have to go out there and play

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There’s a lot of hype that comes with being drafted first overall, but it is nothing new for Jadeveon Clowney.

He entered the 2013 season with some calling him one of the best collegiate defensive players in memory and his blend of size and speed was making people prone to hyperbole long before that point. That’s given him a clear idea about how to handle the outside noise that will accompany him in his first year as a professional.

“You just have to go out there and play,” Clowney said, via Newsday. “It’s football. It’s not a science test or something I hate … I’ve been playing for a while. It’s not that hard.”

Getting out there and playing has been easier said than done for Clowney thus far. He missed some offseason work after having sports hernia surgery and said last week that he remains hopeful that he’ll get the green light to join his teammates on the field for the start of training camp. Once he does, he’ll continue a process of transitioning from college defensive end to pro outside linebacker that the team hopes won’t prove to be as difficult as a biology exam.

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13 Responses to “Jadeveon Clowney on hype: You just have to go out there and play”
  1. floratiotime says: Jul 21, 2014 11:09 AM

    Duh. No kidding there Einstein.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 21, 2014 11:16 AM

    News Flash: Clowney hates Science Tests.

  3. granadafan says: Jul 21, 2014 11:24 AM

    Clowney’s never taken a science test, let alone any academic test, in his life.

  4. ilovefoolsball says: Jul 21, 2014 11:29 AM

    I won’t say bust but I would be nervous if I was Houston.

  5. damcmp says: Jul 21, 2014 11:30 AM

    last year he hated playing football on every down

  6. rickastleydancemoves says: Jul 21, 2014 11:36 AM

    I hope Romeo Crennel knows what he’s doing, because I’ve always recalled his defenses being better than mediocre and never elite.

  7. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Jul 21, 2014 11:42 AM

    Fat goldielocks, this guy will be joining Haynesworth no the sidelines in 3 years.

  8. jimr10 says: Jul 21, 2014 11:42 AM

    Such brilliant comments made by the best footall experts…

  9. toro81 says: Jul 21, 2014 12:46 PM

    Haters!!!

  10. tindeaux says: Jul 21, 2014 12:48 PM

    “not that hard!” let’s see if you can do it. good luck dude and stay clean!

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 21, 2014 1:23 PM

    Switching from DE to OLB won’t be rocket science for Clowney but it will take some football acumen.

    Houston may have a problem.

  12. htowntexan says: Jul 21, 2014 1:50 PM

    i don’t dislike Clowner for being over-hyped, hurt all the time, taking a year off, and getting moved to an entirely position for his NFL career. I do, however, think the owner, GM, and coaches of my team are idiots. unbelievable that they picked this guy first.

  13. htown1035 says: Jul 21, 2014 3:48 PM

    And here come the Clowney trolls – “Oh I said from day one he’d never amount to anything” blah blah blah. You guys just make yourself sound like idiots when Clowney’s not played a down yet.

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