A Rough Season For MeWritten by David Clowney Wednesday January 26 2011
It was a very rough season for me. To be with the Jets for the last three years, and then have one not-so-good preseason and I’m not on a team the first game of the season? It hurt. I felt nervous that I didn’t get picked up by a team. I really thought that I would get picked up right away, but I didn’t.
After the game against the Ravens the Jets signed me right back. I was told I would get the ball and be ready to be a big part of the offense. I guess in a special sort of way we had two different meanings of what was said. The next three games really went well, had a few tackles, a fumble recovery against the Bills on special teams and a big-time 3rd down catch against the Dolphins to keep our 2-minute drive alive.
But Monday of Week 5 I was no longer a Jet AGAIN and was claimed by the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers are a great organization. Started off my first game as a Panther as the third wide receiver and finished the game with two 3rd down catches. We have a great team but didn’t quite put everything together the way we needed to week in and week out. I feel like this up and coming year is going to be a great year for me. We have a new coaching staff. I had the chance to meet the QBs coach a couple days ago. Seems like a really good guy. And I’m excited about having the offensive coordinator from San Diego. With the passing attack he used with Phillip Rivers, I feel like it could be even better here in Carolina with the wide receivers we have with myself, Lafell, and Gettis.
Even though I’m not with the Jets anymore I was still rooting for those guys to make it, being that I still have a lot of friends that play for the team.
This offseason I will be in Florida training, getting ready for the season. Training with Santonio Holmes, Ike Taylor, Bryant McFadden and a lot of other guys.
I still will be having the 3rd Annual David Clowney Foundation Celebrity Weekend. It will consist of a youth football camp, celebrity basketball game, celebrity bowling, and a lot other events for the weekend. I still haven’t gotten the date locked in yet but it will either be the first or second weekend of June.
David Clowney is a wide receiver with the Carolina Panthers. His blog for www.playerpress.com runs at www.davidclowney87.com.