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Offline beast  
#11 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:59:53 PM(UTC)
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I don't remember Clowney looking that good. I just remember thinking he was very fast. He was very raw, un-polished, and a poor route runner, otherwise.


I thought the same, but I do remember Jets fans getting all hyped up about him (when he was with the Jets) after all he lead the NFL in preseason game yardage for two or three seasons I believe. He was going to be one of their break out stars... then the regular season came.
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I don't remember Clowney looking that good. I just remember thinking he was very fast. He was very raw, un-polished, and a poor route runner, otherwise.


Exactly. Just like these other late round picks/UDFA that people get excited about and then the vast majority of them disappear.

You may not remember him looking that good but I recall seeing several articles and such touting him as a possible breakout player.
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#13 Posted : Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:02:02 PM(UTC)
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Exactly. Just like these other late round picks/UDFA that people get excited about and then the vast majority of them disappear.

You may not remember him looking that good but I recall seeing several articles and such touting him as a possible breakout player.


Okay you meant article love... that's a different story. I remember Clowney getting a ton of pre-training camp article love... speed/size will normaly get you article love just like Johnson got some because of his speed/size. Though Clowney got more, probably because he was a higher pick and the Packers were more WR needy at the time and it was right after Jennings broke out as a rookie, so media thought another guy might break out as a rookie as well.

I found it very strange that Clowney was getting to much love in the media while James Jones (slow guy but draft two rounds higher) was being almost being ignored as far as media love. They just covered him when they talked abotu Clowney speed. I felt bad for Jones then... glad he's gotten some love since ThumpUp
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#14 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 12:35:12 PM(UTC)
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Okay you meant article love... that's a different story. I remember Clowney getting a ton of pre-training camp article love... speed/size will normaly get you article love just like Johnson got some because of his speed/size. Though Clowney got more, probably because he was a higher pick and the Packers were more WR needy at the time and it was right after Jennings broke out as a rookie, so media thought another guy might break out as a rookie as well.

I found it very strange that Clowney was getting to much love in the media while James Jones (slow guy but draft two rounds higher) was being almost being ignored as far as media love. They just covered him when they talked abotu Clowney speed. I felt bad for Jones then... glad he's gotten some love since ThumpUp


People loooove speed.

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I like break away speed. Donald driver and now Randall Cobb have that to me. They look like they are going backwards for a second, set their feet, and then vrooom.
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#16 Posted : Monday, July 29, 2013 12:42:15 PM(UTC)
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People loooove speed.



And a couple, like Al Davis, overpaid millions over the years to obtain players with speed.
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