Podcast: Clayton talks to Cushing

Brian Cushing is ready to return from his torn ACL and help the Houston Texans get back to being one of the league’s top defenses.

“For it to work all of us have to be in place, and we finally are,” he told ESPN's John Clayton in this podcast.

Brooks Reed, Johnathan Joseph and J.J. Watt are also coming off seasons where they dealt with injuries. Cushing talks about the confidence Wade Phillips instills in a defense, applauds the rule change that might stop the next guy from getting hurt the way he did, and goes on about the incredible Watt.