Texans assistant coach uses “Hall of Famer” when talking about Jadeveon Clowney

AP

The sky — or Hall of Fame — is the limit for Jadeveon Clowney, his Texans’ position coach maintains.

Clowney made his first Pro Bowl last season after switching from outside linebacker to defensive end. That has Texans defensive line coach Anthony Weaver, a former NFL defensive end, excited about Clowney’s future. So much so that Weaver used the “HOF” words when describing the former No. 1 overall pick.

“I told him he can be a Hall of Famer,” Weaver said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “Now, there’s a number of things that have to happen. You’ve got to stay healthy; you have to be consistent and persistent. But he has all the qualities and athletic attributes in order to do that.”

Clowney made 52 tackles, six sacks, 16 tackles for loss and 17 quarterback hits last season. He missed the Pro Bowl after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee following the season. Staying healthy has proved the hardest part so far with Clowney, as he has played in only 31 of 48 career games. He missed two games last season with wrist and elbow injuries.

“We’re still just scratching the tip of the iceberg,” Weaver said. “He has put in the work. He’s dedicated to his teammates, and I’m just excited to see where he goes from here.”

6 responses to “Texans assistant coach uses “Hall of Famer” when talking about Jadeveon Clowney

  1. I wish this kid would become jj watts shadow and do everything he does. He has all the talent in the world but last year wasn’t that impressive for a number 1 overall pick. He only had 52 tackles and 6 sacks. I hope he continues to improve and work hard.

  2. Is Clowney playing OLB or DE this year? I read he started at DE last year and had 3 sacks in the first 12 games but around week 11 he moved back to OLB and was far more effective having 3 sacks in 3 games along with a FF and Pdef.

  3. he moved to DE when Watt went on IR…. he is lost as an outside LB just like Mario Williams was back when the Texans tried to make him an OLB

  4. Yeah umm being an olb or de doesnt change your ability to rush the passer. The only difference is one drops back in to coverage more.

    When you hear a guy is playing out of position and would be better off at olb is bc hes good in coverage and not a great pass rusher. The same thing goes for olb’s who are great pass rusher but not so great in coverage.

    A great pass rushing olb will always be a successful 4-3 DE.

    Also it seems like your confusing a 4-3 DE and a 3-4 DE. They are totally different positions. With the 3-4 de being closer in role to a DT.

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