Pete Carroll praises “breakout game” from Jadeveon Clowney

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says defensive end Jadeveon Clowney showed exactly why Seattle traded for him on Monday night.

Clowney picked up a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown and had a sack and hit 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo five times on Monday night. Carroll loved it.

“I think it’s a breakout game. I just thought he was so impressive all night long,” Carroll said. “They were tackling him. He was just penetrating so fast and so furiously, but what a fantastic game. Yeah, we would have liked to see him a little earlier, but if we got going now and this is where we kick into high gear, then that’s a really good defense and we looked pretty good tonight too.”

The Seahawks gave up a third-round draft pick and two backups, Jacob Martin and Barkevious Mingo, to get Clowney from Houston in a trade just before the start of the season. And the Texans even agreed to pay half of Clowney’s salary this season in the deal. That’s looking like a bargain for the Seahawks.

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