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Bob McNair: Jadeveon Clowney doing what we thought he’d do

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13: Jadeveon Clowney #90 of the Houston Texans is introduced before playing against the New England Patriots on December 13, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) Getty Images

After he missed the Texans’ playoff loss to the Chiefs because of a foot injury, Jadeveon Clowney said that his goal was to return to health and dominate the league in 2016.

His performance in Sunday’s victory over the Bears might not have reached everyone’s definition of dominant, but it was certainly impactful. Clowney had a sack, three quarterback hits and two tackles for losses in the 23-14 win.

“He’s doing what we thought he would do when he’s healthy,” Texans owner Bob McNair said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He is healthy now, and you see the way he played. He’s having fun, he’s enjoying it. His teammates are pleased to have him out there on the field with them. He’s going to be fun to watch.”

Clowney played most of the game with his hand on the ground as a defensive end, something that may continue to be his lot given how well it worked out. The injury history remains a concern, but Sunday’s results showed why the Texans haven’t given up hope that the first overall pick from 2014 will work out for the best.

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15 Responses to “Bob McNair: Jadeveon Clowney doing what we thought he’d do”
  1. goattoday says: Sep 12, 2016 8:20 AM

    Seemed like “90” was in the mix on every play. Good to see him being productive, just needs to stay on the field.

  2. jjackwagon says: Sep 12, 2016 8:36 AM

    He is really good when he is healthy, but how long will he stay that way?

  3. goraidersgospurs says: Sep 12, 2016 8:38 AM

    Better game then Mack so respect from me!!!

  4. joetoronto says: Sep 12, 2016 8:49 AM

    “He is healthy now, right at this moment.”

    Tomorrow?

    That’s another day.

  5. amishninjas says: Sep 12, 2016 8:50 AM

    Let’s wait and see how he does against an offensive line that doesn’t employ turnstiles. I’m a Bears fan. The Bears are awful. I did enjoy Fox doing his best Andy Reid impression with the 4th quarter challenge.

  6. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 12, 2016 9:20 AM

    Have a lot of respect for O’Brien’s abilities, want Oz to succeed after the dissing he has taken and it’s hard to think of a more enjoyable player to watch than DeAndre Hopkins but McNair is the south end of a north bound horse and he doesn’t deserve any enjoyment.

  7. thelastwordyaheard says: Sep 12, 2016 9:42 AM

    cue the clueless trolls who’ll claim that aside from one huge hit against hapless Vimcent Smith, this guy never did anything to earn the hype ..the truth is that for the better part of his college career, he was one of the most dominant forces to come along in years in the best conference in the land ..if he can stay healthy, he will be a monster

  8. xavier179 says: Sep 12, 2016 9:53 AM

    You mean he finished the whole game?

  9. cheapseater says: Sep 12, 2016 9:57 AM

    ^Not a better game than Bortles, though, who would have them competing for a Super Bowl w/ that D.

  10. jvw1982 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:01 AM

    Lets see how he feels when he wakes up Monday morning…

  11. 6thsense10 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:19 AM

    Right now Khalil Mack has had by far the better career and even if healthy Clowney would be hard press to match his production. This reminds me of the Bryce Harper vs. Mike Trout debate before Harper’s MVP sewson. People kept trying to compare the two but just reviewing their production it really was no comparison. Trout has had by far the better career even if we include Harper’s MVP season. But Harper entered the league with way more hype than Trout just as Clowney entered with way more hype than Mack….and the people who hyped both don’t want to be wrong…….That’s why get insane rankings like the one from ESPN ranking Harper the 85th best player…not of his generation but…. (Doing my best Kanye imitation )….OF ALL TIME!

  12. joetoronto says: Sep 12, 2016 10:56 AM

    Cue the idiots that always say cue.

  13. nflgtcfl says: Sep 12, 2016 11:25 AM

    His physical gifts are off the charts. His attitude was not great but I think Watt can help with that.

    His injuries are the real problem at this point. If he can’t play more 12 or more games this year you have to wonder about his future.

  14. foz0606 says: Sep 12, 2016 4:24 PM

    Clowney was damn good and yes, he was lined up in odd and even fronts with his hand on the dirt. It’s just more natural for him and is versatile enough to pull it off with his physical gifts.

    Shame that Whitney Mercilus often goes overlooked(understandable with Watt), when he is the most natural speed/edge bend rusher on the team. Mike Vrabel has done wonders with him harnessing his talent and making him more violent of a player. If/when Watt gets back up to speed, teams will have to pick their poison.

  15. mostepicgnar says: Sep 14, 2016 10:18 PM

    When he is healthy and not lazy together, it’s hard to pair them together. The guy is a BUST.

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