The quest for self-improvement is real, and being achieved for Texans Pro Bowl pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney.

Clowney crushed Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams with a punishing hit to defeat a feeble attempt to block him.

"I saw it on tape," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "It was a great hit."

Clowney delivered several impactful blows during the loss, finishing with one sack, two tackles for losses and two quarterback hits. 

For the season, Clowney has already recorded a career-high nine sacks and 17 tackles for losses.

“I’m just trying to get better every year," Clowney said. "Every game I’m trying to better myself. The way I play is to help the other guys around me. I just comes out here with a competitive attitude, I just want to win. The competitive comes out of me when I’m out there on the field.”

A former top overall pick from South Carolina, Clowney experienced a myriad of injuries at the start of his NFL career. That included undergoing microfracture knee surgery. There were loud whispers about whether he was a bust. It turned out Clowney just needed to get healthy. Now that he is, he's dominating blockers. "I said don’t sleep on me," Clowney said. "I was going to wake up.”