Evidently, Dee Ford polished his smack talking skills under the watchful eye of Brian VanGorder.
At least he got something out of that season.
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Dee Ford is certainly much better at getting away with blind head shots on opposing QBs than Clowney ever was. So, there’s that.
Ford is probably right. Clowney is a once in 20 year talent who has yet to develop that talent. I read an analysis of him that basically said his fundamentals are well “fundamental.” A simple review of his film suggests he basically stopped adding new technique in pee wee ball. That says two things to me. First, Clowney is NOT a student of his the game or his craft. Think about all we have read about Aaron Murray, who is one of the biggest football nerds in history, and compare that to Clowney. Ford does not have anything close to Clowney’s freakish talent is someone who has had to “hone his craft” to be effective.
There was a discussion around Clowney on PV yesterday with someone posing the question for everyone as to what they thought he would be. Personally, my position was freakish talent, and impossible to know if the “desire” button will turn on to make him push for Super Bowl rings and All-Pro production EVERY YEAR. He has been so much more talented than anyone he has played against that he has not had to work ridiculously hard to be effective. That will change in the NFL. He will be faced with a choice. He can work hard to obtain greatness and fulfill his potential as a once a generation talent OR he can merely cash some checks, make a few Pro Bowls, and have a few endorsements.
The choice is his…..
He can work hard to obtain greatness and fulfill his potential as a once a generation talent OR he can merely cash some checks, make a few Pro Bowls, and have a few endorsements.
That’s it. The reference article is dead on. Sapp is right. And so were VanGorder and Ford. The film doesn’t lie.
Ford’s not even that good. He needs to STFU.
“Evidently, Dee Ford polished his smack talking skills under the watchful eye of Brian VanGorder”
Dirk was always good at polishing turds.
All I’ll say is “blind dog in a meat market” is a pretty good expression. I know I’m gonna use it, maybe in my next trial. There’s a visual that comes with that which sticks with you.
Agree. Here’s my visual
Ford impacted the UGA game in 2013 more than Clowney did in 2013. Infinitesimally small sample size but one that was plainly obvious to UGA fans.
I’d take the DL guy from Pittsburgh over both of them.
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