Beasley stands by his statement on Clowney, looks to make an impact against FSU


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Beasley hopes to make an impact this weekend at Florida St.

CLEMSON – Senior defensive end Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
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raised more than a few eyebrows when he told Sports Illustrated that he thought he was a better player than former South Carolina and current Houston Texan defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Beasley told TigerNet earlier this week that he stands by his statement, and he hopes he can show the entire nation the kind of talent he possesses when the Tigers take on top-ranked Florida St. Saturday night in Tallahassee.

“I am pretty sure that Clowney has the same feeling, that he is better than me,” Beasley told TigerNet in the WestZone. “Whenever you step on the field, you have to have that mindset that you are the best player on that field. That is my mindset when I go out on the field - that I am the best player out there. Whenever I get a challenge that is how I approach it.”

Through two games this season, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Beasley has registered three tackles for loss and two sacks. Last season Beasley turned in an All-American campaign in which he racked up 44 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 13 sacks compared to 28 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three sacks from Clowney.

With 23 career sacks, Beasley is just one sack behind Clowney’s career total of 24. He could surpass Clowney this weekend in Tallahassee, and he told TigerNet he realizes the opportunity he has to shine.

In fact, he called it a statement game.

“It is definitely my opportunity. This is definitely a statement game for me,” Beasley said. “This is an opportunity to show the nation that I am one of the best players in the country.”

I asked Beasley if a certain number of sacks or tackles would make the statement he wants to make, and he said it’s all about making plays.

“Just being disruptive. The plays are going to be there for me,” he said. “I feel like there are going to be plays that I am going to have to make to help the team win. I have to do my job and come ready to play. Big-time players come ready to play in big-time games. If I do my job and come out there with that mindset, then that is my statement.

“I love competing against the best. You have a Heisman Trophy winner. You have a great offensive line and All-Americans all across the offensive line. What more could you ask for? This is the biggest opportunity and a big stage for Clemson. Winston is versatile. He can hurt you with his feet. But he has a great offensive line, and if you don’t get pressure on him he is going to tear you apart.”

Beasley said that in last year’s 51-14 Seminole win, Florida St. nullified his speed with quick throws and he expects to see more of the same this season.

“What they did was they kind of took me out of the game by running, and then they would throw some quick passes,” he said. “That really slows a pass rusher down. That is what they did. Then they got ahead and didn’t have to really throw the ball deep or anything. They know we have a good defensive line just like they have a good offensive line. They will definitely be getting the ball out quick – I am sure that will be their thoughts.”

He then added that it’s not only a redemption game for him personally – this one is personal for the entire defense.

"Definitely, going against the number one team in the country. We didn’t play as well as we should have against Georgia,” he said. “Here we are again on the big stage with another opportunity. This is our chance.”


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New Story: Beasley stands by his statement on Clowney, looks to make an impact against FSU
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Re: New Story: Beasley stands by his statement on Clowney, looks to make an impact against FSU
Blizzake1979®
FSU doesn't care what Jameis did.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Our players need to shut up and excel
bengaline
agree 100%***
tigrrfan
Re: Our players need to shut up and excel
slumdog
No question, not our best de***
tigrrfan
Re: No question, not our best de***
slumdog
I wish he hadn't said that.***
CDef
Re: I wish he hadn't said that.***
1992cufreshman
Tell 'em capon
clemson80tiger
Re: I wish he hadn't said that.***
Tigerluvr
Re: I wish he hadn't said that.***
The Revelation
You forgot to note starts vs non starts, coot.
CUAllTheWay®
Re: You forgot to note starts vs non starts, coot.
Dugatiger®
Re: I wish he hadn't said that.***
TigerXJ
Re: I wish he hadn't said that.***
Dugatiger®
Re: I wish he hadn't said that.***
Dugatiger®
Re: I wish he hadn't said that.***
Streaking Tiger
Re: I wish he hadn't said that.***
Tiger8096
Who is their third string qb? Hope we see him early in the
Chuckston T-Man
Watch for Grady effing up the middle....
29803_Tig
Re: Who is their third string qb? Hope we see him early in the
Dugatiger®
well, he's definitely a better player NOW***
vlastimil_hort
Bring that Dominant attitude tomorrow and we win.***
ColaTownTiger
well, he gets a chance to prove it
dashibbit
This is what we have needed
jmw_clemson
Re: New Story: Beasley stands by his statement on Clowney, looks to make an impact against FSU
Spartan78
Bring it, don't sing it***
Bonz
Agree. I like Beasley, but don't like TALKERS.
Tiger_Fan_007®
Re: Bring it, don't sing it***
slumdog
is this a prank? Put up or SHUT UP!***
W3Clem1
A coot calling out a 1st team All-American. Ironic.***
Tiger5
Re: A coot calling out a 1st team All-American. Ironic.***
slumdog
Sorry, it isn't the thought police, just the "smell police".
Tiger5
I wish this message board would Put up or SHUT UP....
TigerCC
Whatever the down and situation...
silvavocati
Re: Whatever the down and situation...
slumdog
Re: Whatever the down and situation...
silvavocati
Who Cares
CBusTiger
Re: Who Cares
agcflash
Re: Who Cares
T1G3R 4 L1F3
Re: Who Cares
slumdog
prove it on the field, guys.
freakgeek
Dear Vic, guess who owns the sac record in your home stadium
justbrowsin
Re: Dear Vic, and justbrowsin
GatorBowl
Guess who is going to make it 6 in november..***
justbrowsin
Re: Guess who is going to make it 6 in november..***
GreenvilleSCtiger
guess who cant even read the record book??
tgrfan42069
Yawn. same ol loser rhetoric.***
justbrowsin
Re: New Story: Beasley stands by his statement on Clowney, looks to make an impact against FSU
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lamb
Re: New Story: Beasley stands by his statement on Clowney, looks to make an impact against FSU
tigerbart
This is plastered all over FSU's and SCar's locker rooms.***
CDef
Re: This is plastered all over FSU's and SCar's locker rooms.***
slumdog
Re: This is plastered all over FSU's and SCar's locker rooms.***
deleted
Time to put up big man. ***
Louis_Cypher

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