Adrian Clayborn Working Hard

July 11th, 2014
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A fresh look at Clayborn’s summer work

Yes, it is two weeks to Bucs training camp. Two weeks. Fourteen days. It really means just two more weekends of non-football and having to rely on your DVR’ed games and Game Rewind for your football fix.

After next weekend, you will be able to watch players run routes, catch passes and crack pads, albeit in practice. It’s better than watching the 38th rerun of the recording of the Chris Simms-led Bucs.

Currently, defensive end Adrian Clayborn, who basically was put on a show-me list when the Bucs did not pick up his fifth-year contract option, is in Arizona sweating it out. He’s on a football practice field with his personal coach/trainer trying his best to be at his peak when training camp begins at 4:30 p.m. July 25.

To show his fans and followers just how hard he has been working, Clayborn posted the video below on his Instagram account.

Joe thought he would post the video to give Bucs fans a taste of what Clayborn is doing and sort of whet the football appetite of fans. Joe loves the four-point stance Clayborn is using.

36 Responses to “Adrian Clayborn Working Hard”

  1. Louis Friend Says:

    Is it just me or does he look like he’s lost weight from last year?

  2. BucsRokk26 Says:

    I’m all in and pulling for this kid! Show’em what you got this year Clay!

    Bowers on the other hand, they can cut him before the season and I won’t lose any sleep, lol

  3. ruggyup Says:

    Major pre-camp props to Clayborn for the extra effort he’s making. Also called commitment, we’ll see.

  4. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I just don’t know fellas. When the first move out of free-agency was to REPLACE clayborn. It says a lot. I say he plays around 30%-to 45% in his new position and does not get resigned in the offseason by the bucs.

  5. biff barker Says:

    Good report Joe. Clayborn has pride and has never been a slacker.

    I wish the story was about Bowers.

  6. biff barker Says:

    Realist, I don’t think Clayborn sniffs LDE unless Gholston moves inside on passing downs.
    That said, no issues whatsoever if he’s healthy and wins the job but I think he rotates with Johnson at RDE.

  7. Lucifer Says:

    Without Schiano AC could be a beast. Really excited to see what lovie’s lovin can do for him

  8. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I really thought that Lovie was going to trade Clayborn. But I guess even a low round pick was not offered. Hopefully Gholston rips the job, otherwise Lovie will find one in the draft.

  9. Jim Walker Says:

    Here is a little video I put togehter of Clayborne hard at work against the Rams the series after Jake Long was injured.

  10. Wombat Says:

    Is it just me, or do you think he should be practicing his moves from the left side. Not saying… just saying…

  11. Goodolebucfan Says:

    Clayborn has always been a hard working high motor guy. He hopefully will do well in Lovie’s defense. I think Shiano’s stunting defense hurt him. I wouldn’t write him off like Realist. I think Bowers will be gone first.

  12. Joe Says:

    Is it just me, or do you think he should be practicing his moves from the left side. Not saying… just saying…

    Who says he is not? That is just one move in the video. smh

  13. Brandon Says:

    Nice to see him posting videos of him actually working out instead of the usual crap he used to post that had nothing to do with football…ever.

    Wombat-AC is in a 4 point stance, meaning he could technically be anywhere on the the DL… however, his right foot is his lead leg which is usually the lead leg for people rushing off the left side.

    I don’t have much faith in AC. A guy with very little explosion and speed and has upper body physical limitations from letting him ever be a great LDE. I thought it was a stupid pick then and AC has done very little to prove otherwise.

  14. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    That was his third video. The first one he got pancaked. The second was held up with no pressure. The video was his third try were he ran a stunt.

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    if can return to pre-injury form we’ll be in good shape on D-line.

  16. Jaydid Says:

    Okay all you AC doubters, in the video above who do you want? AC at least makes some penetration (very important in Movie’s defense), shows more explosion and more effort than Gholston playing at the same time! Do you really think right now Gholston is better than AC? No way. Gholston could get better this off season but then so could AC. I hope we keep AC for years to come as depth is very important. Gholston too.

  17. Harry Says:

    I don’t believe Johnson was brought in to “replace” Clayborn. I think Johnson was the best DE available in FA, and we desperately needed a DE who could rush the passer – he just happens to play RDE. Clayborn will get a lot of reps between both LDE and spelling Johnson at RDE. Watch him to have a great year., especially with the upgrades of Johnson and Clinton McDonald at DT. That is a damn fine line, maybe not of the standards of the Panthers, but darn good for what Lovie needs.

    Its Cheeseburger Bowers who will be lucky to make the team.

  18. Jim Walker Says:

    I could make a video much longer with far more detail if I thought that the NFL copyright would allow it. You should see his lack of play in the Buffalo game. He took the whole game off.

  19. Buccaknight Says:

    You could have told me that was Steven Means and I would have believed you. AJCLAY is looking more like a 3-4 linebacker than a 4-3 DE.

  20. Destinjohnny Says:

    Is bowers with him? Strong work 94 prove the doubters wrong bro

  21. Wombat Says:

    Who says he is not? That is just one move in the video. smh

    That’s the only move you showed…. SMH

  22. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Clayborn is what he is. But, I truly do like seeing people who work hard at their craft, even when it’s not mandatory.

    It’s better than seeing him rolling up a $20 for youknowwhat. Amirite, Joe?? nod nod wink wink.

  23. Jaydid Says:

    Are you kidding me! AC did not take the buffalo game off! Seriously, what are you seeing that says he took the game off…not one play in the game did he loaf or just lay on the ground or stop hustling. AC was the best hustler (Gerald might be better) on the line last year. AC is not a top tier player but stop acting like he is a bust. He is just not an elite pro bowl player/pass rusher but he is a solid lineman.

  24. Yeah It's me! Says:

    Don’t forget AC was coming off of an ACL injury last year. That can easily take a season to really heal and get strength back. I believe that effected his ability big time last year.He had 7 Sacks his rookie season, that’s pretty good.
    Now that his ACL is two years old and with a better D line, Lovie’s knowledge and coaching staff I think he will be productive for us. We will definitely get his all this season. I think he ends up earning a new contract. But not premium money.

  25. Joe Says:

    That was his third video. The first one he got pancaked. The second was held up with no pressure. The video was his third try were he ran a stunt.


  26. BoJim Says:

    Yeah It’s me! Right on bro.

  27. DB55 Says:

    He looks fast. Fast enough to cover Sporles. Lmao

  28. Kevin Says:

    He looks like he has lost a lot of weight and burned it into muscle. I know it’s a short video but he looks like he is in shape

  29. Jim Walker Says:

    The Buffalo game he had 2 tackles and 1 assist. Don’t make me show every play.

  30. Jaydid Says:

    Jim – I have watched every play in that game many times. He played alright, not his best or worst. He should have had a sack on E.J Manuel that do to rules (no slamming QBs and no sacks below QBs legs) Claybourne didn’t get him down (though he did wrap the QB) and he miraculously (Manuel is big and strong for a QB) got away without his knee touching. Claybourne almost had a pick off a deflection too. Please show me one play he “took off”. I think we can be reasonable, AC is not great but he also is not a horrible slacker.

  31. Buc in the Atl Says:

    While I appreciate the effort, I don’t like his technique. There is no explosion upfield. When he comes out of his stance he stutter steps. Also, when he comes out of his stance his arms are low and not in position to make contact with the O lineman. He looks quick but I don’t know how effective that is going to be.

  32. Jim Walker Says:

    I see a man just going through the motions.

  33. PRBucFan Says:

    lol at the mini position coaches on the comment section.

    The beast is back and will thrive in Lovie’s system.

    Bet on it.

    He’s one of my 2014 break out Bucs.

    Seen it will my crustal ball 😉

  34. PRBucFan Says:

    and that’s the newest release of the “crystal ball” 😉 ahahaha

  35. 1gr8buc Says:

    Wombat, do you think that video was his entire work out? Come on dude you can’t really be that dense.

  36. owlykat Says:

    Clayborn is a high motor DE and very disruptive even when he does not get sacks. I like his ability to stop the run. I do believe Gholston has more explosion than Clayborn and if given a starting position this year he will be a double digit sacker as good as Johnson! Clayborn needs to rotate from both sides to keep our starters fresh.