Warren Sapp Rips Clowney, Questions His Work Ethic


Another day of preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft comes with another day of someone in NFL circles ripping Jadeveon Clowney for having no desire.

This time one of the usual suspects was guilty of the infraction.   Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp ripped into Clowney on Monday, questioning his desire and his work ethic. 

“My grandfather taught me something a long time ago. He said ‘You will never get more money by doing less work,’” said Sapp, who recorded 96.5 sacks during 13 NFL seasons and is now an NFL Network analyst. “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 said. “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?”

Sapp wasn’t finished there either.

“Let’s evaluate this and let’s see what Houston comes up with,” Sapp said. “If it’s my pick, I’m taking Teddy Bridgewater myself, because I believe Teddy Bridgewater is that quarterback to get it done. What does Houston need? A quarterback to get it done.”