The former University of South Carolina defensive end is quite an enigma to most fans and coaches, even now.
But one of the aspects of Clowney's demeanour is that it's known that he has a tendency to take plays off, with many commentators attributing that to a poor attitude and lack of discipline.
Sapp is the latest to question Clowney on this, with the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers end suggesting that the draft prospect is lazy.
“My grandfather taught me something a long time ago. He said ‘You will never get more money by doing less work,’” the seven-time Pro Bowler said, via the Houston Chronicle. “I look at Jadeveon Clowney’s [game] tape and I don’t see a guy that is playing the game with his hair on fire, making plays, running up and down the field sideline to sideline, doing all of the things."
Despite having an excellent college football career during his time with South Carolina, Clowney couldn't escape the constant criticisms of his work ethic.
To this day he still struggles with commentators questioning his attitude issues, and Sapp wasn't prepared to hold back regarding his forthright views.
“That’s the real issue with me: What else is he doing not waking up? The next job you have is rushing the quarterback, young man, getting ready for the NFL. If you wake up every morning and you’re not ready, prepared to go out and do the things you have to be to be a [defensive] end, outside linebacker – a pass-rushing specialist – what else is there?”