Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak (left) on the sidelines against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans thankful to have Gary Kubiak back

The Houston Texans got a scare when head coach Gary Kubiak went down with a mini-stroke on his way into the locker room at halftime. In his absence defensive coordinator Wade Phillips filled in for him. Kubiak has returned to work on a limited basis and is expected to coach this weekend.

“His comments (to the players) were really overall, looking at the (Arizona) game from afar and how much he missed it,” Phillips said about Kubiak. “How much he missed being with the players and how much he missed being around the team.

“He was telling them that you guys don’t realize how much you miss it until you’re out of it, even one week. He looked fine. Again, he talked to the team about those things with conviction.”

The Texans players were thrilled to have him back.

“It was good to see him,” receiver Andre Johnson said. “It’s just good to have him back.”

“It’s going to be great to have him back,” running back Ben Tate said. “He’s a great offensive mind. Maybe he can help us solve this problem.”

“It was odd not seeing him on a day-to-day basis,” Brown said. “Seeing him up and about and locked into everything we’ve got going on was a great sight.”

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