Adrian Clayborn Hands Matty Ice His Calling Card

September 25th, 2011

Joe was geeked when the Bucs drafted Adrian Clayborn in the first round in this spring’s draft. Sooner or later, Joe knew Clayborn would make a major impact.

That came today. With the Falcons deep in their own territory late in the first half, Matty Ice went back to pass and Joe believes Ryan will well remember what happened to him for years to come.

Clayborn bolted through the line, Dixie Chicks left tackle Sam Baker tried to lure Clayborn outside but instead, Clayborn went inside.

“My instincts took over,” Clayborn later said.

So did his physical tools.

Clayborn simply crushed Ryan. Matty Ice was parallel to the ground Clayborn hit him so hard. But Clayborn not only crushed him, he literally ragdolled Matty Ice to the ground, causing a fumble which led to a Bucs field goal.

It was Clayborn’s first sack of his young NFL career.

“I just reacted to the block they gave me,” Clayborn said. “They jumped one side, I took it to the other side and good thing Ryan was right there.”

Good things the Bucs got Clayborn.

12 Responses to “Adrian Clayborn Hands Matty Ice His Calling Card”

  1. big007hed Says:

    Even my wife said Holy Crap on that hit!!!! Go Bucs!!!!

  2. SRQBucFan Says:


  3. AtlBucsFan Says:

    That was an awesome sack!

  4. tony2cents Says:

    that play was sick.. came at matty like a freakin madman!

  5. Fish Says:

    McCoy should get the assist on that one – he spooked him into the barreling Clayborn.

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    That was one of the hardest hits I’ve seen a Bucs D-Lineman make in years. I’m very proud of Clayborn and look forward to many more just like that.

  7. Nate Says:

    Lets Go Bucs!

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    Both Clayborn and McCoy looked and played like top picks today. They totally disrupted the Dixie chicks. Price’s sack was also just sick!! I think this is the beginning of Buc D-line dominance!!

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    I know they’ve said that Bennett has played real well in practice. But he hasn’t done anything great during the games. He has played ok, but I think we start giving Bowers more time at that spot. Bennett deserves to be here, and a is a good player. But the future is Bowers- let’s let those four start the legacy now. No time like the present.

  10. Dave Says:

    I saw both Clayborne’s and Foster’s sacks. Both were very “violent”.

  11. BucsBabe Says:

    My favorite sack in years 😀 look forward to many more! Go Bucs!

  12. Teddy Says:

    I watched this replay on over and over again. Clayborn absolutely clocked Ryan. I can guarantee that hit will be in Ryan’s head when the Bucs play the Falcons again later in the season.