Jadeveon Clowney felt “a little rusty” in Seahawks debut

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Jadeveon Clowney made his Seahawks debut in Sunday’s 21-20 win over the Bengals and gave the team some of what they hoped to get when they acquired Clowney in last week’s trade with the Texans.

Clowney was credited with two tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in his first game action since the end of last season. Clowney said after the game that he felt “a little rusty” after sitting out the entire offseason.

“I’m still learning this defense,” Clowney said, via the Seattle Times. “I learned most of it in five days, but still got a lot more learning to do.”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Clowney played more than anticipated because the defense was on the field more than anticipated, but came through the game in good shape. He’ll have a week to brush up on the defense ahead of next Sunday’s trip to Pittsburgh.

7 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney felt “a little rusty” in Seahawks debut

  1. Bernard Sanders/2020🇺🇸 says:
    September 9, 2019 at 7:38 am
    Pretty hard to get even one sack when O-Line knows who’s the best Defensive player in the game is!!!
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    not so easy when the defense is missing players either….
    Collier, Ansah not playing… losing Nieko Thorpe later on… and Jarran Reed serving a suspension…

  2. 1 sack is not bad. Frisco’s Nick Bosa, the number 2 overall draft pick, only had 1 sack after missing most of the preseason.

  3. Pretty good game by any normal standard, and certainly a good one for a debut. Clowney is better with his hand in the dirt, that’s what he’s used to playing, and Houston figured that out later than they could have by mixing in his looks at both LB and DE. Seattle will play him at his more natural position, and I think that if Clowney remains healthy, he will have better numbers there than in Houston.

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