Houston Texans Roundup: Clowney and Watt show what defense can be


Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans defensive end

J.J. Watt

against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If there was just one good thing from the Houston Texans 32-0 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night it was the fact we got a sneak peek at what the duo of J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney can do if they are both pass rushing at the same time.

The result was a sack by Watt, and after that the defense pretty much fell apart. The offense then followed, leaving the Texans with more questions than answers.

Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com wrote on the duo in her preseason observations:

"“Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt lined up next to each other on the second play of the game and Watt blew by guard Jonathan Cooper, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2013 draft, for an 8-yard sack. That’s a combination that will be exciting to watch up front this season.”"

I can’t wait to see more of that when the games count. How do teams stop that? If teams do concentrate on both Watt and Clowney, if could be Brian Cushing who gains all the rewards (sack/tackles) for the Texans, because it would be tough to stop all three of those players on every single play.

If nothing else this season, the front seven of the Texans might be exciting to watch, but the rest of the team … not so much, at least after the first preseason game.

What are your thoughts not he Texans after preseason game No. 1?

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• The Ultimate Texans answered questions about training camp.

Arian Foster and Andre Johnson might play on Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons writes CSN Houston.

• House of Houston wrote about how the Texans need to reward Watt now.

• We broke down the first drive of the Texans’ offense against the Cardinals from Saturday.