After a 45-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was asked if Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is improving.
"He's trash," Clowney told reporters.
Bortles completed 21 of 29 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Texans as the Jaguars clinched their first playoff berth since 2007. Clowney finished with four tackles and three quarterback hits in the loss, which he described to reporters as "embarrassing."
"They were that much better than us today," Clowney said, according to a local FOX affiliate. "Nobody wants to get beat like that. It's embarrassing to the whole organization, everybody on the team."
There's been some ill will between Bortles and Clowney going all the way back to their college days, when they were at UCF and South Carolina, respectively. In the weeks before a 2013 meeting between the two schools, Bortles was asked about facing Clowney at the Gamecocks' defense.
"I'm not scared," Bortles told Florida Today at the time. "And you can tell him that."
South Carolina won 28-25, handing UCF its lone loss of the season.
Clowney and Bortles were later selected No. 1 and No. 3 overall, respectively, in the 2014 NFL draft.
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