Former NFL standout and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp criticized Jadeveon Clowney the same day the star defensive prospect arrived in Houston for a meeting with the Houston Texans.
Is this the same Warren Sapp that bet hip hop super star Rick Ross $100k that Denver would win the Superbowl and went into hiding for his way left predictions? Is this the same guy who got into with Michael Strahan about production when in actuality Strahan’s numbers are better than his?
I’ve come to expect these types of comments from Warren Sapp and he didn’t shy away from talking about a future standout in Clowney.
“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.”
Sapp continued to knock Clowney and pointed toward a much-discussed quarterback as the Texans’ best option with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
“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.”
The often-outspoken Sapp continued to question Clowney’s much-critiqued work ethic.
“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?”