Jadeveon Clowney Claims Tajh Boyd is Scared Every Time He Plays South Carolina. Does Boyd Look Scared in This Video? [UPDATE]

Never too early to stoke the rivalry fire. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney called out Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd at SEC Media Day Monday, claiming he is “scared every time” he plays the Gamecocks.

Clowney may have a point. Boyd did have his worst games, in both 2011 (11/29, 83 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) and 2012 (11/24, 183 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT), in losses to South Carolina. We can attribute much of that to the pass rush. The Gamecocks sacked him six times in 2012. Clowney was responsible for four and a half of them.

The film on Boyd from the 2012 game is above. Reviewing with amateur eyes, scared may not be the proper word. Perhaps, “cognizant of impending peril” might be more accurate. Clemson’s game-plan is to get the ball out quickly. Boyd, often out of necessity, was rushing those throws.

[UPDATE: Boyd responds! Well, like the veteran, smart QB, he refuses to engage in trash talk, which is the smart move.]

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