Pewter Report debuted a new season-long weekend feature last season called Fifth Down that showcased some of the Bucs players each week to reveal what they are like off of the football field. We decided to bring it back for 2017 and this week in The Fifth Down we spoke with with defensive tackle Clinton McDonald .

Bucs RB Adrian Peterson - Photo by: Getty Images

Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson – Photo by: Getty Images

Question: Who has been the toughest player you’ve faced in the NFL or college?

Answer: “I would say between Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning. Adrian Peterson because in his prime around 2012 they played us in Seattle and the first three runs he broke off for 80 something yards. The first one was a stretch and one was down the hill for about 80 yards. It was crazy to see a guy with the breakaway ability to get out of the way of defenders and not shy away from physicality. Peyton Manning because he is the GOAT and he knows it. He knows it and he runs it like he knows it. Those were two tough competitors.”

Question: If stranded on a deserted island with a teammate, who would it be?

Bucs DE Will Gholston – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Answer: “That’s hard. Shoot, who would I want to be with? I might just say Will (Gholston) because I’ve known will for a long time.”


Question: What is the worst song that you could possibly get stuck in your head?
“There are a lot of bad songs. The worst one to get stuck in my head—there are a lot of songs that are explicit with a lot of curse words in them. Those are the songs I hate to get stuck in my head. Any song that has a negative message. We’re all energy based beings and if you get negative energy in you in messed up your whole day.”

Question: Who is your celebrity crush?

Answer: “I don’t really watch TV that much now. When I was younger I would think like a Jennifer Lopez or a Tyra Banks. When I was in my teens it was somebody like that.”

Question: Which deceased person would you like to bring back to have dinner with?

Answer: “King David. He was a man of God’s own heart. He has instructions. He was a valiant man, he fought hard, and he was a man of war. He also had compassion for his people and loved his people too.”

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Ford’s Garage is growing in Florida with 2 restaurants currently in Brandon and Wesley Chapel. The WestChase/Citrus Park area location opened in August and Countryside is scheduled to open in November. Lakeland is projected to open the 1st of January and St.Pete in February of 2018.


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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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