Clayborn Stands Behind Violent Comments

June 6th, 2011

Back when the Bucs snatched Adrian Clayborn in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the big defensive end got on the phone with draft guru Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski of WDAE-AM 620 and talked about being physical in a big way.

His tough talk got Joe fired up and some of the quotes went national.

Clayborn said Bucs fans will see a defensive end who gets after the quarterback and will “kick offensive lineman’s asses” in the running game. And he said, “If you’re not playing violent on the defensive line, there’s something wrong with you. Go somewhere else.”

Apparently, former Bucs QB Shaun King was paying attention and he asked Clayborn about those comments Friday on The King David Show on WQYK-AM 1010.

Shaun King: You made interesting comments after the draft. … You got a lot of fans by these comments. You were pretty adamant that you’re very aggressive, that you’re violent, that want nothing better than to hurt offensive linemen and offensive players. Talk about that mindset.

Adrian Clayborn: I just believe that’s the way all great defensive linemen want to play. I mean look at [Ndamukong] Suh. He plays so violent. He gets after people. It’s just an aggressive position. That’s how I like to play and that’s how I’m going to play.

Of course, Joe doesn’t know whether Clayborn will pan out or whether he can back up the tough talk, but the Bucs could sure use a punch-him-in-the-mouth kind of guy at D-line or linebacker.

20 Responses to “Clayborn Stands Behind Violent Comments”

  1. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I find it very strong and appropriate that when citing an example of a player who plays aggressive and violent Clayborn used: Suh. Not the player picked just one selection later in the draft and who Clayborn has apparently trained with. Interesting.

    This guy Clayborn is very bright and an astute judge of superior D Linemen. Clayborn has a lot of the tools necesary to be excellent, I am just concerned that his body may not allow for it.

    But at least Clayborn and I agree that GMC is not a good example of aggressiveness and violence on the football field. Or off it for that matter since he tweets about domestic violence as opposed to intervening to stop it. Shoot, if I person GMC’s size yelled at me to stop doing something I would certainly pay attention, unless of course I realized it was GMC then I would know that all I needed to do was place a football in my hand and he would get nowhere near me. LOL

  2. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I hope his words come true, Tampa needs a physical presence at his position. But NFL Offensive Linemen are big and nasty too. The NFL ain’t the Big 10, as he will soon find out.
    But I think he is going to be a good player for us Tampa fans.

  3. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Nice comments Apple Roof, I agree. I think this kid has a great attitude but it concerns me that he only had 3 sacks and 6 qb hurries against Big 10 Linemen. Terribly unproductive. Similar statistics to GMC coming out of college.

  4. Macabee Says:

    Thomas, unlike many on this site, I agree with many (some) of the comments you make. But even you must admit that it is a quantum leap to bestow upon Clayborn the title of “Astute judge of superior D lineman”. I cannot resist asking you lay a foundation for this assertion before entering this into evidence. I, too believe Clayborn has potential, but I would ask you to resist using “argumentum ad populum” to support or empower your opinion.

  5. Big Marlon B Says:

    Thomas once again with his anti-McCoy, pro-Suh agenda. you seem to feel it is your sole purpose in life to convince everyone that McCoy is worthless, and you will not stop until the whole world bows down to you in agreement. you are like a 5 year old throwing a temper tantrum because someone else likes the red car and you think the blue one is better. all of your arguments are a moot point, because Suh was NOT EVEN AVAILABLE when the Bucs picked. if Tampa decided to pass up Suh for McCoy, your comments would at least have some logical basis. that would be like everyone complaining about how we got nothing out of Gaines Adams (RIP), and Calvin Johnson is a dominating wide receiver. it is pointless to keep slurping on the genitals of a guy who was off the board by the time Tampa made their selection.

    also, McCoy has never been described as a violent player, nor will he ever be. that simply is not his game. his game has always been based on good hand use, solid technique, and good athleticism and explosion which allows him to get into the backfield and be disruptive.

    Ndamukong Suh is widely regarded as a once in a generation type of talent. this is the exact reason the Lions jumped at the opportunity to draft him instead of giving the Bucs that option. they are 2 COMPLETELY different types of players (and before u get into it, i’m talking about skill sets, not talent)….so you really need to stop using Suh as the measuring stick for McCoy’s productivity.

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    I hope Clayborn can back up the talk. I think he will. He is a tough, hardboard young man. Even if he can’t, it’s nice to hear it. Our D could use a Lil mean streak!

  7. Bucnjim Says:

    It would be nice if our LB’s could develop this same aggressive style of play. I’m curious to see how these guys are able to adapt to the NFL speed and physical ability of the offensive lineman.

  8. LaughingCat Says:

    I miss our defense talking trash like in the Sapp days.

  9. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Big M: most of your points are valid, minus the unnecessary insults of course. Remember, you guys criticize Ruud for not being violent yet defend it when its GMC, stay consistent.

    Although you werent one, some jokers here argued with me for months that gmc was superior to suh, now they have shifted the arg.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Nah, they just aren’t getting baited into a pointless discussion with a bonehead.

    Nice try, though.

  11. Patrick Says:

    Thomas, it’s different than with GMC. Ruud is a veteran, GMC just completed his first season. Two different situations

  12. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Of course its different, because u sheep have an agenda against Ruud and for all things pro-establishment – even though Ruud is a proven commodity and every buc draft pick in the last 3 drafts save Freeman isnt.

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    One thing my little buddy here fails to overlook is “Heart”. You gotta have heart. It makes up for so many other shortcomings. I know I’m a total homer, but there’s no question about about much I love football and this team. Mind over matter is a very powerful force. When you learn to harness this power, you can achieve so much more. It is when players refer to “being in the zone”, their actions become effortless and almost like a conditioned response. Some will understand this, yet others who have never experienced it will not. It first started for me when I was a young Marine. They condition you to move mountains, to savor and enjoy pain, and to put all fear aside. Many call it brainwashing and for all intents and purposes, it is just that. Being an athlete is no different, and young strong minds are easier to mold properly. This is why at times my excitement and often over-exuberance comes out. I know what it feels like, and you can see when players reach that point. They become invincible and that is why I feel the Bucs draft so many Captains. Again, as Rah says “Mentality before Reality” so I can see the realism on the negative side but I just choose to ignore it, and quite honestly, I think the Bucs do to. Next stop, Super Bowl. Yeah I said it.

    And for the record, the Bucs had zero chance of drafting Suh. The Lions wanted him. He was their man and only an idiot would sell the farm like the Falcons did this Draft to move up for a player. I suggest that we give it 3 years and compare the two players then. The Lions needed a franchise LT and they passed again. Not to smart IMO.

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    “Fails to overlook”…. LOL, makes no sense. What a genius. Oh well.

    How bout that Anthony Weiner? I love that guy.

  15. Aldo Says:

    thomas, go on to detroit, support ur boyfriend suh and get outta here dumbass

  16. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Patrick: GMC did not complete his rookie season and is still in rehab.

    Mac: I have great respect for Marines, football players are no Marines. Reality is definitely secondary for Rah. I agree everybody deserves 3 seasons – better make the playoffs rah rah or mac and I agree adios muchachos.

  17. McBuc Says:

    Actually, I want Ruud to stay. I have said all along that I want him to stay, and that he is doing his job. I will not bother referencing all the great football minds that have said the same thing. I also know that GMC had an average year for a rookie DT. If he was not in jured he may have had a slightly above average year. I also know that the Lion’s were not going to trade with Tampa, and it would be foolish of tampa to try and trade from 3 to 1 as well. We needed many positions, not just DT. I also know that Sapp had numbers in the same range his rookie year, so swould you have sent him packing as well Thomas? That would have been a mistake, would you not agree? Suh played better, but no one thought he wouldn’t. he had a much better supporting cast, of course both teams watched the Super Bowl, and the Bucs ended with the better record. I guess if rooting for your team and it’s players makes you a sheep, than constantly going over the same McCoy Suh moot BS makes you, well, I guess we can refer to you, Tampa 2, and the other negative buunch Jack Asses, since you are a bunch of stubborn hard heads that cannot see the improvement of the team just so you can say “I told you so” at some point in time…So there it is…I will now start psots to you with “you jack asses” and you can continue starting your with “you sheep”.

  18. McBuc Says:

    How can one be a “sheep” and be anti-establishment at the same time?

  19. BigMacAttack Says:

    Good points McBuc, as usual.

    I would rather be wrong and win than be right and lose. I mean why are we here in the first place? I think are friends have lost sight of that, and besides there isn’t a damn thing a fan can do about it anyway, right?

  20. BigMacAttack Says:

    “our” not “are”

    I think I’ll change my screen name to BrainFart