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December 18, 2015

Houston Texans Transcripts (12/18): Bill O'Brien and Jadeveon Clowney

Houston Texans Transcripts

Friday, December 18, 2015

(Transcribed by Omar Majzoub and Ellie Pardee)


Head Coach Bill O’Brien

OLB Jadeveon Clowney




When you watch Colts WR Andre Johnson on film, how do you evaluate him?

“Good football player, yeah, he’s a good route runner, strong player, tough player. So yeah, he’s a good player.”


What are your thoughts on Colts CB Vontae Davis?

“He’s got really good playing strength. He’s got very good instincts. He’s tough. He’s a good tackler, very, very good player.”


How was practice today?

“Yeah, we had a good practice today and everybody was out there except for obviously (Brian) Hoyer, so they had a good day today.”





What did it mean for you to get voted the 2015 Ed Block Courage Award winner by your teammates?

“It meant a lot. I got respect for my teammates. This is big. I worked hard in the offseason. They’ve seen me. They noticed that. Everybody around here noticed that, so it’s pretty big.”


How special is it that they took notice of your hard work?

“It’s very special. Me and that training staff, we put a lot of work in. It paid off at the end. Guys around here watched me work all offseason. The trainers watched me work and the coaches. To know that’s paid off and they noticed is very, very special to me.”


Will you be able to make the Ed Block Banquet in Baltimore in March?

“Oh yeah, I’ll be there.”


Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Geoff Kaplan had a lot of nice things to say about you. What’s that mean after you had to spend a lot of time with him and his staff this offseason?

“Yeah, those guys pushed me. Sometimes I hated him. Him, (Rehabilitation Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer) Roland (Ramirez), and (Assistant Athletic Trainer) A.J. (Van Valkenburgh), they pushed me so much. I can’t thank them enough though for what they did. They helped me out to get to this point and get back. I thought, after hearing about the injury, I was like ‘I don’t know how it’s going to go.’ They told me to stay focused and stay positive. They helped me push through it and I’m back out here on the field playing.”


How do you feel 12 months after microfracture surgery?

“I’m feeling pretty good. I haven’t had any real big problems with it since I’ve came back. It’s doing good. I’m out here playing with my teammates, having fun, and playing football.”


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