There are no bright spots in a 31-3 loss, but the Texans got a chance to see a little more on Sunday from second-year DL Jonathan Greenard, and what they saw was positive.
Houston fell to the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium yesterday, but Greenard sacked Indianapolis QB Carson Wentz a pair of times in the defeat. The first came with no score in the matchup on the Colts' second play from scrimmage. Greenard dropped Wentz on 1st-and-10 for a loss of six yards. Indianapolis punted three plays later.
The second sack came on the third play from scrimmage in the third quarter. The Colts were up 10-3, facing a 3rd-and-7 at their own 35-yard line. Wentz ran into Greenard, who wrapped him up for a loss of two yards. They punted to the Texans on the next play.
"Every week, he's starting to do that," Head Coach David Culley said. "He's starting to be one of those guys that, every week, he has to be accounted for. When he's in a one-on-one type situation and a passing type situation, he's getting home, and we need more of that from our other guys."
The pair of sacks brought Greenard's season total to a team-best four in 2021. It was also the first multi-sack game of his career, but with a fifth straight loss, Greenard and the rest of the squad pointed to a need for improvement across the team.
"We just have to play better, all around," Greenard said. "Everywhere, we've just got to play better."
Greenard was second on the team in tackles with six at Indianapolis.
He and the Texans have Tuesday off and will practice Wednesday through Friday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. They'll fly to Arizona on Saturday, where they'll face the Cardinals on Sunday at 3 p.m. CT.
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