He was a physical freak, a once-in-a-generation defensive end coming out of college who went No. 1 overall in one of the deepest NFL drafts in recent memory. And while Jadeveon Clowney has yet to live up to that billing, the Houston Texans pass rusher quietly has put together a very good year leading into Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions (1 p.m., Fox). "He’s a powerful guy," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. "He’s exactly, I think, what everybody expected him to be (coming out of the draft). He’s tough, hard-nosed. He makes things happen. He’s disruptive. He can close and run and he can rush the passer and he can defend the run. He can set the edge. So he’s a pretty complete player." Clowney
Daddy-to-be Russell Wilson wasn’t thrilled to walk off the field after Sunday’s strange 6-6 tie with the Arizona Cardinals. You kick one field goal,” Wilson told reporters in Arizona. “You can’t do anything else but a field goal.
The Pitt Panthers sure do trust their offensive players when it comes to handling the ball… all of their offensive players. That was evident early in the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech Thursday night when they gave the ball to redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Brandon O’Neill on first and goal. Down eight and stationed at the Hokies’ 5-yard line, quarterback Nathan Peterman faked an inside handoff to running back James Conner and gave the ball to O’Neill, who pulled from the left, ran back to the 10-yard-line and turned the corner with a dive to the corner of the endzone for his second score of the year. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound O’Neill’s athleticism is no surprise to the Pitt coaching