Jets Hope to Fly High With David Clowney

Anthony TripicchioContributor IMay 26, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - 2008:  David Clowney of the New York Jets poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Getty Images)

Interview Questions for Jets Wide Receiver David Clowney

1. Last year you opened eyes with your stellar preseason performance. How disappointing was it to suffer your collar bone injury, which derailed your regular season?

2. You have been taking reps with the first-team offense in OTAs thus far. How would you handicap the battle for the No. 2 receiver, behind Jerricho Cotchery?

3. Your exceptional speed could provide another dimension to the Jets' offense and a much needed complement to Cotchery. Do you feel this separates you from your competition for the spot?

4. With this being your third year in the league, do you feel added pressure to establish yourself? What have you done to ensure that this becomes your breakout season? 

5. Going into the season, what are your expectations for yourself?

6. Raising your younger brother is obviously a huge responsibility for you, off the field, and displays a maturity level atypical of someone your age. How are you able to balance playing football and attending to your brother's needs at the same time?

7. Your position battle is not the only one on the offense. What are your early impressions about the starting quarterback job?

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8. The Jets made a courageous draft day move to select Mark Sanchez, and it seems he has really embraced his responsibility as a the future of the franchise, even scheduling workouts with receivers outside of team activities. How good is he capable of being, and what have you observed about his leadership ability?

9. Every time Kellen Clemens has a window of opportunity to be the starting quarterback, it slams shut on him. Last year, the Brett Favre pickup sent him to the bench, and this year the Sanchez pick could do the same. How would you deal with the situation if you were him, and how do you think he has handled it so far?

10. Compare and contrast Eric Mangini and Rex Ryan. Do you notice a different vibe in the locker room as a result of the coaching change? 

11. We have heard a lot about the ferocity of the defense this year, with Ryan's mentality and several new acquisitions in place. How has the unit looked to this point?

12. The secondary is improved with the additions of former Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard and safety Jim Leonhard. How can you utilize the intense competition they will provide you in practice to ultimately better yourself as a player?