Adrian Clayborn Continues To ImpressMay 19th, 2011
So far nothing Adrian Clayborn has said or done that would not make Joe not want to buy his jersey. The guy is learning how to be a stud NFL player at the feet of James Harrison and some Packers vets.
Now comes how locked in Clayborn gets when it comes to football. On Twitter last night — Joe’s going to guess it was a non-basketball association game of some sort — Clayborn was appalled that a player would be subject to a vapid sideline reporter.
interviewing players before the game?? TV is crazy. let that man focus
This really gets Joe pumped up. This tells Joe that whenever Clayborn steps between the white lines, he shuts the world off and is locked in on the task at hand: burying quarterbacks.
Call Clayborn a throwback. Joe can remember working in Chicago 20 years ago and hearing former Bears defensive lineman Ed O’Bradovich go crazy when he used to see defenders celebrate after a two-yard gain by an offense.
“Where’s your mind at?” O’Bradovich used to scream. “Get your head in the game!”
Seems as though Clayborn always has his mind in the game. His football field is his office and its best not to disturb him unless you are wearing a Bucs uniform as well.
Joe just loves that Clayborn loathes the empty Michele Tafoya who is Exhibit-A of the type of sideline reporters who annoy both players and viewers asking about grandma’s kidney stones or what vegetables a player grew in the family’s summer backyard garden.
Stick to the damned game!
Clayborn also later last night mocked basketball players who were moved to wear toothprotectors.
why r all these basketball players wearing mouth guards lol. its basketball. i havent wore one since freshman year in college. ive gone headed to head on the goaline with shonn greene with no mouth piece….rest my case.
Dude’s not just focused, not just learning the NFL ways through this asinine lockout fronted by NFL hatchetman Roger Goodell with Super Bowl-winning vets, but Clayborn comes across as a dude who is tough as nails as well.
Joe’s starting to get a hunch that Clayborn’s going to quickly become a fan favorite. He’s already a favorite of Joe’s.