The Texans are mired in the depths of a disappointing 4-9 season, one which started with high expectations.

Three straight 9-7 finishes and a roster brimming with premium talent has crashed to earth in coach Bill O’Brien’s fourth season. It will be his first losing season.

Many want to point the finger at the coach, but one of the few remaining healthy starters will have none of that. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney defended the only head coach he’s known in the NFL in his postgame press conference.

“Bill O’Brien is a good coach, man,” Clowney said following the game. “Don’t bring him into it. He’s a good coach. You’ve gotta look around the locker room. We ain’t got everybody. Not trying to hold that just because of that, but it is what it is and we got to go with what we got. It isn’t like we haven’t been in games this year with what we got. Because we’ve been in situations to win games, but we haven’t been making enough plays out there on the field.”

Clowney alluded to the injuries being the primary culprit in the losses, and it’s hard to argue. Losing J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus, Deshaun Watson, D’Onta Foreman and facing a constant shuffling of backups at wide receiver, cornerback and the offensive line are obstacles any coach would struggle to overcome.