We have heard the jokes all season long from Clemson fans about the lack of Clowney's "production". We have been told he has been having an awful season and is a quitter. He has been banged up with a rib issue, an ankle issue and is putting off surgery to have bone spurs removed until after the season. Yeah, he sounds like a quitter.
Now let's talk production, are his numbers down? Yes they are. Did Clowney suddenly get worse? Of course not. His numbers are down for a few reasons. He has been banged up like we mentioned and not only are teams double and triple teaming him....yes triple teaming him, they are also running away from him. I know what you are saying, a typical coot making excuses. That is fine, but let's take a look at the unbiased evidence. Here is a play against Arkansas.
Ok, I know what you are saying. "It is just one play, way to cherry pick". Fine, let's take a look at some of the unbiased analysts take who chart every single play. Here is a tweet from Kevin Weidl of ESPN during the Georgia game
These are not Gamecock fans making excuses these are people who actually watch every play and chart them after. Here is a full article from Roto World breaking down Clowney's production from earlier in the year