"We weren’t winning a lot of games, and a lot of people were pointing fingers," Disney aficionado Jadeveon Clowney said Wednesday following the first weekly practice of the Baltimore Ravens. "I ended up on the wrong side of the fence, I guess."
For context, Clowney was released by the Browns last March before joining the Ravens midway through training camp.
He had an impressive performance with the Browns in 2022, recording 65 tackles and 11 sacks during his two seasons in Cleveland.
"You’re all trying to get [Garrett] into the Hall of Fame instead of winning games," Clowney remarked three days before the final game of the 2022 regular season, as quoted by Jamison Hensley of ESPN.
"I don’t even think he notices. I ain’t trying to say it’s him. I try to get along with everybody I play with" Clowney explained. "Me and [Garrett] don’t have a problem. It ain’t his fault, and it’s B.S., and I don’t have time for it."
In response to his comments when still a member of Cleveland's franchise, the Browns sent Clowney home and made him inactive for the final game.
Clowney shared his perspective ahead of the Week 4 clash against his former team, saying, "I got a lot of respect for a lot of those guys over there that I still consider friends." He added, "If I had any bad blood, I don’t think I would have signed to go back there for two years in a row."
At the age of 30, Clowney has made an impressive start to his first season in Baltimore, securing 1.5 sacks and leading the Ravens with five quarterback hits.
Clowney has needed to step up to the plate of late following the injuries of fellow edge rushers Odafe Oweh and David Ojabo, and he will now be joined by another renowned veteran in Kyle Van Noy, who the Ravens signed on Tuesday.