Houston coaches had a simple message for Clowney after those two plays.
“Keep doing what you’re doing,” Clowney said he was told. “Keep rushing the quarterback, making plays and helping the team win.”
Clowney was slowed early in training camp after having sports hernia surgery. He was glad that he made an impact in his home NFL debut.
“I just tried to get back there,” Clowney said. “I just had my eyes on him at first and then once I flew off, kept my eyes on that quarterback, tried to get a strip sack.”