Jadeveon Clowney didn't have the gaudiest stat sheet after Sunday night's win, but the Colts offense definitely felt his impact.
"I think he's very disruptive," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "I really think that he's coming into his own."
The third-year pro notched his ninth tackle for loss of the season in the first quarter, and finished with four tackles on the evening. He also registered a pair of quarterback hits, but he was constantly in the Colts' backfield causing trouble.
He did all that while constantly facing double teams, and sometimes even a triple team.
"Other guys are making plays," Clowney said. "That's why we depend on all the guys – not just me. On this team, we've got a lot of playmakers, a lot of guys that are good players that came out here and played a good game today and finished."
Listed as a defensive end in 2016, after being primarily an outside linebacker the previous two seasons, O'Brien said the former South Carolina Gamecock has played in a variety of spots.
"He plays all over the front," O'Brien said. "If you really study the tape and you know what you're looking at then you can see him in about four or five different positions. I think he's a very active player. He loves to play the games. He wants to do well for his teammates. He's really come into his own this year. He's a very difficult guy to block."
Clowney relished the team victory, and said the Texans learned quite a bit about themselves.
"We don't quit," Clowney said. "You have to finish a game against us, no matter what. We're going to play till there's no time on the clock."
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