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New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:15 PM
 

 
Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

Deshaun Watson insists he isn't Superman, even though his superhero style of play has thrilled college football fans over the last two seasons. Superman has been absent through the season's first two weeks, however, but Monday's honest appraisal might be a step in the right direction if Superman is to get his cape back.
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So next time y'all call him out, remember he is a kid with

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:21 PM
 

a TON of pressure on him. Not just from teammates and coaches, but from himself. He wants to be able to take care of the mother who has done so much for him and reach his goal of playing at the next level. So, next time you call for him to be bench or say he is not worthy of the Heisman Trophy, think about what he is going through and think about all he has done for Clemson University. And before I get flamed, I know it is not everyone and the minority is often the loudest. Go Tigers!

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Re: So next time y'all call him out, remember he is a kid with

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:47 PM
 

You think he has pressure now? Wait till he enters the NFL.....


DW aside, I don't call individuals out. "we need to find out

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:28 PM
 

what everybody is comfortable doing". Isn't that what spring and fall camp is for?


How much do you really think you can learn in camp?

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:24 PM
 

You have to get those guys out on the field in a real game before you really know.


Re: How much do you really think you can learn in camp?


Posted: Sep 13, 2016 2:44 PM
 

You are exactly right. There's only so much you can learn going against the same guys over and over again.

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Re: So next time y'all call him out, remember he is a kid with

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:44 PM
 

He's not in the NFL, so why should he rush that pressure on top of himself as a college player. Your statement is asinine and has no place whatsoever in a thread on a college sports board. Let him grow up and face the adversities of his college career before you throw him in an NFL lineup with the horrific pressure as an NFL QB will experience. If you listen to or heard a word of what he has had to say, the pressure of being an all that college QB star, you would have heard that he has had more on his plate than he enjoys eating. I love what this kid has done at Clemson, he had a 14-1 record in his first full season as our starter. The last thing I want for him to hear coming from the fans in DV is someone booing, or someone saying bench him. Is he not allowed 1 bad game in DV, as far as I'm concerned he is, as bad as I hate to see it, I say we never take the ball from his hand even if we lose a game bc we don't have anyone near as good as DW4 really is... If we as fans will only expect what he can give us as long as it's the best he has to give, let that be enough. I'm mad and upset over what we have seen these past two weeks. There has to be a reason, and it isn't all on DW4. Now let's move forward and not worry about what will be in the pressures in DW4's life at the next level of his life in the NFL, FK the NFL as far as I'm concerned, bc I'm a Collegiate sports fan FIRST,where young adults play for pride and trophies!!!

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As usual, AOATT nailed it

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:54 PM
 

wish I had his outlook on life

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Re: So next time y'all call him out, remember he is a kid with

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:55 PM
 

Opening week on the road against an SEC team...WE WON. 1st home game...WE WON. Back off! They may not have been pretty but WE WON. Seriously they're not all going to be 58-0! He's a great player & person he deserves NOTHING but our support! As does this whole team! There are a lot of newbies mixed in & they need a little time to get things ironed out so just calm down & give them some space to adjust.


Re: So next time y'all call him out, remember he is a kid with

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 4:36 PM
 

Exactly... I think you're also seeing a lot of NEW fans too... jumping on the train that our program has put into motion - they don't know how to react, or how we fans of the yesterday teams, can stand and cheer for our tigers no matter what, for the whole game. That's Clemson... these new people or disgruntled people need to remember that. These kids feed off of that, give 'em plenty of food to grow.

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Unfortunately, I heard both of these in the stands, Saturday

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 3:31 PM
 

"coming from the fans in DV is someone booing, or someone saying bench him."
allorangeallthetime, some of our "fans" are ignorant.

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Re: Unfortunately, I heard both of these in the stands, Saturday


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 8:13 PM
 

They maybe, but booing the kid that took us to our 1st NCG in 34 long long years ago is beyond ignorant. I'm 64 old, and 34 years is more than half the life of this older man. But what is really atrocious, he didn't lose a game, he just didn't have 2 of his best game. I guess a win to some don't count unless it's a boring freaking blow out!!! They are not suited to be a sports fan bc, no team will ever blow out every team they play!!!

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Re: So next time y'all call him out, remember he is a kid with

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:02 PM
 

But the NFL comes with a paycheck. BIG DIFFERENCE....

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Well Clemson isn't the NFL. For the team to have to hear


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 6:24 PM
 

boos over a 2-0 record from the bandwagon fans that were celebrating last year is crazy. Coaches and team need to concentrate on things they can control and tune out the perfection seeking fans that can't produce the same in their own lives.

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Re: So next time y'all call him out, remember he is a kid with

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:23 PM
 

I don't usually say anything negative on this website, but I want to tell those who is criticizing Deshaun they are the same ones yelling his praises. Let opposing teams, or whoever say negative things, but as a real fan of Clemson you will support him and the coaches...you had your expectations so high you never considered this is another year. I thank this man for telling you like it is. I will support the Tigers because they are my team...I have been there for them through the bad and good years. Deshaun is not the only player on this team...he is just the most recognizable member because of the position he plays. Tigers Fans if you are truly a Tiger fan stay true through the good and bad...Deshaun is right he is not superman and he also is the first to tell you it takes ever team member to win those games. Tigers! refocus...stay cool and remember you are the Tigers!!!! Forget what was said in the heat of disappointments and emotions and focus on each game like I know you will. That goes to the coaches also...when we lost the natty we put a lot of pressure on this team!So fans get out there and support and don't criticize...Go Tigers... BE the Team Believe and Execute. FOCUS!!!


FANS!!!! This is just two games ... help them to be the team we think they can be!!


Re: So next time y'all call him out, remember he is a kid with

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 8:55 PM
 

Some wasn't around in the Tommy West days when we went 3-8 in 1998. Some of today's fans wouldn't have ever admitted being a Clemson fan that year!!! But I wore my Clemson caps everyday in 98, just like I do today....

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Listen to the Fans who see the Problems!


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 10:22 PM
 

Step Down from the soapbox please... Fans have a right to expect good ball play within reason. What has encouraged me is that NOW, he has realized that the fans did see something missing in the first game that he brushed aside. The fact that he noticed his body language in the 2nd game showed a heaviness that did effect in the team... Smart of him to notice and to plan on correcting it.


Re: Listen to the Fans who see the Problems!


Posted: Sep 13, 2016 6:58 PM
 

I'm just saying that it don't matter what any of them felt that day or the week before, they are our guys playing on our team. And we're not going to always get their A, B, or C game. There will be a time or 2 that we see an on the border of a F- game or even less. We can't and the team can't explain it bc at times it just happens. I'm just glad and proud that it was Clemson that they chose over every team in the country....

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Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:22 PM
 

one day you will take them pads off for the last time

...enjoy it while you can DW4

comes and goes in the blink of an eye

have fun playing the greatest game

-I understand the pressure and the media crap getting old

-Find joy in the game and ignore all that mess (don't let it get to ya)

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Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:22 PM
 

That interview show the character of DW. He's a class act all the way

They'll get on track as team...and only as a team . DW can't carry the weight of the world on his shoulders .

When he gets it clicking against Ga. Tech they will watch in awe at his prowess !


That, my friends, is a leader

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:23 PM
 

Good job Deshaun. I already thought highly of you as a football player and a leader, but you've gained even more of my respect as a man.

It's a good thing to recognize your failures, own up to them, and work to correct them.

You go be you Deshaun and have fun playing the game. Thanks for being a Tiger and letting us watch you represent Clemson so well.

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Good to hear this.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:26 PM
 

Excellent appraisal and self awareness. It's a game. Manage the distractions, build a wall against them...remember WHY you play in the first place. Have fun, DW. Go kick some ### with a smile!??


Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:26 PM
 

So basically MacLain, Gore & Peake had all the "swag" in last year's offense? I mean... We returned 8 starters and added depth. We got Mike and Choice back. I don't understand why everyone is so "uncomfortable" now. Did we burn last year's 500 yards & 38 PPG playbook or something? I know he's human but these excuses give me the confuse.


Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:58 PM
 

I think what you're seeing is how mindset can either augment or interfere with talent. My guess is DW4 has tried to be too accommodating, to the point where his mind isn't clear and focused at any point - including practice, but especially in games. These are young men, and DW4 is clearly feeling pressure far beyond a given play or game. It has been clear to me that he hasn't been having fun all this camp/season. He's had a subtly different demeanor - but it was clear to me that fun was out of the picture. I'm so happy to hear him say all this.

A TON of respect for DW4 for recognizing, acknowledging, and owning this. This feels to me like a real turning point - for DW4 and for the team.

GO TIGERS!


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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:06 PM
 

Senior leadership, and Eric Mac Lain provided excellent leadership for our offenses line. And he did an awesome job of helping the younger guys and being a great vocal leader for all the guys along the front 4/7 offensive line. Nobody may not believe that he left a void there (but myself), and I will be glad to hear what others believe is missing on a OL that is loaded with talent and a decent level of experience.

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Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:27 PM
 

I demand more..not going to settle...this is not acceptable and I won't tolerate it.


Re: Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:11 PM
 

> I demand more..not going to settle...this is not
> acceptable and I won't tolerate it.

You sound like a spoiled child. Get over yourself and enjoy watching DW4's growth as a leader.


But I buy tshirts....where else am I supose to rant


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:16 PM
 

And rave and otherwise whine when I don't get my way?

I buy tshirts....I'm a fan...


Re: But I buy tshirts....where else am I supose to rant


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 9:57 PM
 

I response to these ridiculous comments:
"And rave and otherwise whine when I don't get my way?
I buy tshirts....I'm a fan..."

You are not the kind of 'fan' any team needs. The negativity is not a sign of support because TRUE fans are most supportive during tough times when they need support the most!


WOOSH!


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:35 PM
 

Geeville coming in over yer head!

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Re: Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 3:27 PM
 

It was a joke, hince the "i buy t-shirts" bit.


Re: Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 3:27 PM
 

It was a joke, hince the "i buy t-shirts" bit.


Re: Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:38 PM
 

Well, we clearly see DeShaun growing and maturing. Fans(like you)--if you think you deserve that title--should try to do the same. But then again, that's why he's leading the football team. And I'll bet you've never played.


Deer Scout, I see you only have 6 posts...


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:53 PM
 

This here is TigerNet, and we can be a sarcastic bunch around these parts. One word of advice, watch out for the Germans.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:26 PM
 




I've played multiple undefeated seasons of tecmo superbowl

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:37 PM
 

And I buy tshirts
And I have tnet user name
And I say I'm a fan
And if that wasn't enough, I have tiger in my user name...


They should all answer to me.


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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:50 PM
 



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Cant..my whole life is Clemson. I got nothing


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:54 PM
 

Else to do bUT whine and complain.

When clemson dosent do what I want, the whole world ends.


I see you haven't lost your sense of humor. :-)***


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 3:06 PM
 



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Re: Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 3:26 PM
 

This is an attempt at humor...correct? Please say it is! If not this might be about the dumbest post in the history of Tigernet!


Re: Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 9:45 PM
 

Deshaun, along with the rest of the team, has no obligation to meeting your expectations or demands. He is an incredible athlete and deserving of support from so called Tiger fans. He represents CU and Clemson Football with class so I'm thankful such an amazing individual is the face of our program!


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Posted: Sep 13, 2016 12:54 PM
 




Glad I just changed the batteries in my sarcasm meter!


Posted: Sep 13, 2016 9:01 AM
 

Otherwise, I would have thought you were serious.

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Re: Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts


Posted: Sep 13, 2016 11:50 AM
 

LOL I hope that was sarcasm,,,, if not :-Pssst


Re: Not good enough for me. I'm a fan and I buy tshirts


Posted: Sep 13, 2016 2:54 PM
 

My sarcasm meter is bouncing all over the place!
I hope it isn't broken and you aren't serious.

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Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:31 PM
 

I saw some of DW4's light come back in this interview. His interviews had been bugging me for weeks because he seemed so flat.

It's enough for me to believe he is on the right track. He will lead this team to excellence!

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I'd like to see CJ Spiller talk with him

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:32 PM
 

Not many players love Clemson as much as CJ. If anyone knows about handling media attention and appreciating the opportunity, it's him.


the media attention

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:46 PM
 

Is a reward for DW AND his team. Play badly and the attention will go away! Hopefully he will go back to his role as leader of this quality team and let the small things take care of themselves. No interviews or media love is a real bad thing for Clemson right now. We may even start hearing that awful "word" again.
Find the leadership coach


Re: the media attention

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:13 PM
 

It's not the media love, it's the fact that he personally has to answer the same questions over and over and gets paraded around like a puppet.

The media can fawn all over us without it being a distraction to the player on a personal level.


Agreed. These players don't have to answer to any1

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:23 PM
 

But the head coach. The coaches to the ad.

I wouldn't make any of my players do interviews unless they wanted to.

These students have enough to do .


Don't think Watson cares about what the media thinks.


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:43 PM
 

. He cares what the teammates and the coaches think which he should.

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dang this kids already got perspective

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:43 PM
 

without the me-first attitude

Good for him and clemson


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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 12:51 PM
 

Forget about Heisman talk, it's not worth it. Early season rankings are bogus. The offensive line was ineffective on run plays. You can't be wide receiver "U" when you drop passes. There is a difference between being explosive in the news articles and being explosive in real. I know there are highly paid individuals to make game plans but I don't see playing a lot of guys early in the game just to get a feel for pressure. I thinks this impedes any consistency and groove you want. Special teams? More work. Just because people say you're good doesn't mean anything. Proof is in the play. Bottom line, play loose, play smart, have fun. Don't get caught up in expectations, no one can do better than their best.


Re: There are several factors to understand

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:47 PM
 

Imagine for a moment if:

The receivers don't drop 7-8 passes.
The offensive line opens some holes.
Ray Ray doesn't go stupid.
Ben doesn't get hurt.
The defense doesn't let up at the end.....

Clemson wins the game by 20 and all of this is nonsense.

Granted, DeShaun missed a few passes, but the rest of the team stunk IMO.


I am pulling for you Deshaun! Hang in there with all this

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:12 PM
 

media hype stuff and I hope you can find again the fun you have just playing the game.


GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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He's still superman to me!***

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Me too!***


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:56 PM
 



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Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:19 PM
 

I was watching on TV. Glad I was because any fans booing would have gotten an earful from me. Are you freaking kidding me? The team struggles (not enough to actually lose a game mind you) and what do these fans do? Support? Nahhhh, we'd rather complain and moan that we didn't win by enough. Despite this being our 41st straight victory over an unranked opponent. Despite Troy actually being pretty good. Despite these guys busting it day in and day out. Those don't sound like fans to me. They sound like angry haters that will always find something to gripe about.


I don't think this statement was made because of boos but


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:23 PM
 

because of how unhappy he looked in post game interviews. Many were just concerned about the kid and voiced that concern by asking if anything was wrong.

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What u talking bout willis? Only booing I heard

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:24 PM
 

Was the standard ref booing.


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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:37 PM
 

Good to know! It was hard to tell here at home if Clemson fans were booing or not. And not always clear why they were booing.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:38 PM
 




I heard only a few boos - any is too much but


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:57 PM
 

It was so light and met with STF looks from real fans.
Until you suit up and practice like them you should never ever boo college kids.


Re: I heard only a few boos - any is too much but


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 4:22 PM
 

> It was so light and met with STF looks from real
> fans.
> Until you suit up and practice like them you should
> never ever boo college kids.

Yeah.... agreed. ... but they booed the s#!t out of Cole Stoudt.


I don't recall anyone booing at any point during the game.

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 4:11 PM
 

The fans were great, most of the stadium stayed the entire game and you rarely see that on family day with families wanting to get kids out of there.

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Its not Deshaun - only 2 plays so far this year upset me


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:25 PM
 

DW4 tries his best, tries to be a good student and a good football player, and no doubt tries to be the best person he can be. If his numbers are not as good this year I am not bothered, coaches (and rest of us) know he gives us the best chance, he plays unless hurt, not even a question.

2 plays that bother me the most, Wayne going out of bounds at Auburn and RayRay dropping the sure TD. These are self inflicted wounds that can undo entire teams year long effort. We pride on getting most out of ourselves, so let us learn from these and play. May be we go 9-3, may be 10-2, but heck 12-0 is still doable, we got game.

Go Tigers.


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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:41 PM
 



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Re: I'm more worried about our oc's and our ol***

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:44 PM
 

Why be worried ? The feature of every great team or player is that they know they must work harder and the improvement will come .
Sounds lile they all know what it is that needs to be done , and FOR CERTAIN this team can beat every single team left on the schedule ...it is simply a matter of doing so .

I believe they will .
No worries , mate .

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Love Deshaun. Clemson is blessed to have him!

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:29 PM
 

This kid has more pressure on him than most of us adults could ever handle!! I will support him NO MATTER what happens this season!! He and the whole team gave us an amazing season last year and I pray we have another special season but if it doesn't happen I will not turn my back on him, this team or the coaches!!


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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:41 PM
 

Complete respect for DW4 . He has it under control .

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He better not kneel for the national anthem


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:45 PM
 

I know he wants to but I'm sick of this nonsense. if he wants to be a bad NFL QB THEN he can join them in the NFL which is bad and not entertaining

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I sure hope someone's told the team those boos were

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:23 PM
 

directed at the incompetence of the officiating crew and not at the players themselves. Any fan is going to get frustrated when reviews are taking 30 years and batted punts aren't getting the ball placed in the proper spot after the penalty. That crew seemed lost that entire game and the fans got tired of it. They seemed to have to huddle and discuss just about every single flag that was thrown. The booing was because of the refs and continued to occur plays later because it was frustrating. The players were not the ones being targeted on Saturday at all.


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AGREE!!! Watching that group of officials was like watching


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 4:09 PM
 

the three stooges!

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Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:27 PM
 

I don't know about y'all,but was very excited the last couple of years about trevion Thompson but now not sure if he can even catch a cold much less a direct pass...is it just me or does he drop 95 percent of every pass thrown to him?


Martavis had the same issue at Clemson...maybe it's the #***


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Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 2:57 PM
 

Are we good again?


Charlie Whitehurst sure never apologized for a thing

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 3:10 PM
 

He just blamed everybody else even on the field with his gestures towards the receivers or whoever he thought needed the blame. Sometimes it's needed for teammates to get on each other but not the way he chose. Charlie needed a slice of humble pie. Deshaun has had his slice and could have easily taken the Charlie Whitehurst route and pointed the finger at everybody else. This is awesome. This guy is awesome. He is mature beyond his years and I love it. He just got everybody behind him 100% by saying this. We will be tighter because of this. We will be rollin' real soon folks.

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Back then Charlie usually had a point. ;-)***

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Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 4:41 PM
 

I don't think any true fan of Clemson football thinks DeShaun is Superman.I for one don't,and I don't blame this past Saturday's "team" performance all on him.
The whole team looks flat.The"O" line is not passing blocking(thank goodness for Gallman vs Auburn for picking up some linebacker blitzes),and the only decent gains I have seen in the running have occurred with the jumbo package.
WR's don't seem to be getting much separation,and have dropped a few passes.Granted # 4 has not exactly been pin point with his accuracy but he seems to be running for his life at times.
Defense has been key in both games,but late scoring drives by both Auburn,and Troy have made these games more uncomfortable than necessary.
A few personal foul penalties haven't helped either.
But if anything I think our play calling on offense has really gone vanilla.At times on Saturday,it looked as if Rob Spence was calling the offensive plays again.Come on guys.Open it up.
Finally one thing that no one seems to want to mention is why we can't seem to get"UP" for games like Troy.
One thing I want to see ,even more than getting the offense back on track is a "KILLER INSTINCT"
Just once,I want to see a game's outcome determined by Half.


Never thought I would be glad to have an FCS team on the


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 5:07 PM
 

schedule.

We need an easy game to get into a rhythm and build confidence.

Once we get that offense rolling we will have that momentum to build on.

We have yet to get the hot rod on the highway.

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The lesson here is that if you do the Superman thing,


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 5:54 PM
 

you are taking that responsibility. Now he has to say he has not him. He's not the first chest thumper who had to come down off it.

He gets a total pass from me. He was a kid having fun. All been there. But it is a lesson learned. Go do your job, have fun doing it, leave the grandstanding alone.


He's just putting on the Clark Kent glasses so they won't


Posted: Sep 13, 2016 2:37 PM
 

recognize him as he flys by.

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I Hope DW can get the passion Back for Football. Remember


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 6:01 PM
 

"the fun is in the winning". Losing is quite the opposite. College and the Pros. Although the money makes is a bit easier in the Pros. Still if you don't have the passion for the game you will be miserable in the Pros


Bring back the Dabo Dance


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 6:31 PM
 

Missing those sweet post-game Dabo dance moves - bringing the fun back starts with Dancing Dabo - Come on Man!


Deshaun, it all starts and ends with Cam Newton...Have you


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 6:41 PM
 

changed? Yes, because you are trying to a Cam Newton..Bad influence on you! Also, start running the ball more and it will open up the offense for everyone.


A lot of people felt something was wrong with the O. It


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 7:44 PM
 

comes as no surprise that Deshaun took it on himself as a leader to step out and say something about how he is feeling. My bet is the guys rally around him and that NFL scouts notice his continued growth as a leader as well. Speaks volumes about what we already knew.

Interesting that the pressure mounts as the goals are sky high, even someone as talented and level headed as Deshaun is vulnerable to it. Fans are vulnerable as well. Media too. I think his approach to just get back to keeping it simple and fun will make a big difference. It is certainly a different angle when you are on top of the hill and everybody is coming for you vs. climbing and experiencing it all the first time.


The Elephants in the Room

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 7:38 PM
 

When is anyone going to talk about the elephants in the room? Last Saturday there were 7 passes dropped. Look at what those catches would have done to the team's total yardage, not to mention DeShaun's completion statistics. Then there were two pass interference calls that were not made, one on the goal line. Again, that goes against total yardage and completion statistics, and probably points scored. Plus, we actually had one more touchdown than the record shows, had Cain not made his mistake. Finally, and I know people get tired of hearing this, but the refs called two pass interference calls in one Troy drive that led to a TD for them. That's 7 points they did not earn. Take all of that into account and the spread would have been what we all thought it would be. So why is Deshaun getting so much attention? Sure, he had some bad throws. So did the pro QBs that I watched yesterday. Perhaps he could have played better, but so could the offensive line. At least things didn't get as bad for us they did for Oklahoma State. Go Tigers

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HE's still the best I've ever seen play at Clemson


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 7:45 PM
 

He had me two years ago when Dabo put him in the Georgia game and all he did was take it from his own 10 yard line and score a TD.


Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."


Posted: Sep 12, 2016 8:25 PM
 

DW is correct,he does make mistakes and he is the best collegiate QB i have seen.
All that being said,he did wear a superman shirt so he may want to take that off.

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Re: New Story: Deshaun Watson: "I'm not Superman. I'm human. I make mistakes."

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 9:03 PM
 

These are 18-20 yr old kids with classes, moms/dads, girlfriends, and all types of other distractions on top of football which I'm sure is a full time job! Give them a break!

Go Tigers!!!!


Body language...he hit the nail on the head. And he owned

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Posted: Sep 12, 2016 10:30 PM
 

up to his responsibilities of what that body language can do to the rest of the team. Yes, the WRs and OL and TE have to be responsible for their own performance...and DW4 did not make any excuses for them...but he did say that his own attitude/disposition/emotion/etc. is not without impact. That is exactly how important the QB is! I wouldn't have any other QB than him.

I honestly recognized that something was wrong with the offense when they were jogging onto the field for their first offensive series against Auburn. And it was indeed the body language.

So sorry that the joy has been missing. DW4 and the rest of the team have my cheers...and prayers for recapturing the joy.


Re: No Apologies Necessary!


Posted: Sep 13, 2016 10:44 AM
 

Deshaun owes no apologies. The pressure on him is immense, and he has always been up to the task, and will continue to be. This man is special, and has helped catapult our program to new heights. I respect everything that he stands for, as well as the performance he puts on every Saturday. What his critics fail to realize is that every opponent we face has been spending the last 9 months trying to do one thing and one thing only: Stop Deshaun. However, they still fail to do so and will continue to fail as long as he is healthy and fighting. Some have been dissatisfied with the performance of the offense, but as a fan that sees more than the box score, I can assure you that we will be alright. All I see is an undefeated team composed of young men that we can all be proud of. Go Tigers!

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Here's hoping this really was DW4's "Tebow moment." That


Posted: Sep 14, 2016 10:50 AM
 

plaque will look good at the entrance to the Football Operations Facility, just before you see the second Natty Trophy in the display case inside.

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