The Cleveland Browns wanted to add some versatility to their defensive line when they signed Jadeveon Clowney during the offseason — and the three-time Pro Bowler says he’s more than ready for the challenge.
Clowney, 28, signed in April a one-year contract with the Browns back where he’ll be paired up with Myles Garrett, occasionally being used as interior pass-rushers. He raised some eyebrows on Thursday when he talked about facing off with offensive guards.
“We love that matchup,” he said, via USA Today. “We feel like they’re the unathletic guys. That guard position, they’re not real athletes down there. So they’re just physical and maulers. But we try to get in there and create those matchups for certain guys, and hopefully we get some wins.”
“You’ve got to think different [on the interior]. Everything happens very, very fast down there. Those guys are much bigger down there. So, yes, your whole mindset has got to change in how you attack the quarterback, how you attack the guys down there.”