His first opportunity to show off his skill set is Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. "I got my feet wet a little bit".
The Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals game is available to live stream on the NFL Mobile App. The Bengals' tailback depth, with Mixon supporting accomplished veterans Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, amassed only 75 yards on 21 carries, or 3.6 per rush.
"If you watch the film and you say 'I see something wrong that deserves to be benched, ' I wouldn't be on the phone with you now", Schwartz said.
Cincinnati were shut-out 20-0 by Baltimore as quarterback Andy Dalton turned the ball over five times - twice on intended touchdown passes in the end zone - to earn an anaemic passer rating of just 28.4, the second worst of his career. "He did a lot of different things, he blitzed off the edge, got a sack, caused a fumble, had several tackles. My receivers and everyone that was downfield did a good job of blocking for me".More news: Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton
While Ross was active for the first time, Tyler Boyd, last year's second-round pick, was inactive for the first time.
Stick with our game tracker here for all the highlights and updates of the Thursday Night Football showdown. The Texans won the Wild Card Game 27-14 versus the Raiders, but lost in the Divisional Round to the eventual champion Patriots 34-16. Additionally, each of the three tight ends was out against Cincinnati with an injury. "I have to put this one behind us", acknowledged Dalton.
The real shocker though is how the supposed quarterback guru doesn't see what's so plain about the guys he is choosing - they just stink. "The way he was acting like he was open, I don't think he knew he stepped out".
It's also the first time in franchise history the Bengals have failed to score a touchdown in back-to-back home games.More news: United States urges Iraqi Kurdish leader to call off statehood referendum
One of the few upsides of the Thursday night game is that teams who played poorly the week before get a quick chance to redeem themselves.
The ball floated straight into Clowney's hands, and he was off to the races.
Texans vs. Bengals news:"While we can all be optimistic that Houston can continue to coast based on the strength of our defense, lack of solid divisional opponents, and scoring three points at a time, that model simply isn't realistically sustainable".More news: Steve Mnuchin might want to stop talking for a little while