According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport, the sympathy over head coach Gary Kubiak’s health situation appears to have been only so far. According to Rappaport’s report (found here), the Texans front office is ‘a bit frustrated’ with Kubiak and his staff in their performance. Among their complaints are their impact on the NFL Draft along with the opinion that the starting defense is being hung out to dry and wearing down by the end of the game as illustrated in their loss to the Detroit Lions.
This news is hardly surprising as Kubiak has not really established himself as a great head coach in Houston and they have suffered a nightmare season this year, falling far below expectations. In a year where they were expected to compete for the division title and potentially a Super Bowl, they find themselves racked with injuries, hoping that Case Keenum can be their quarterback of the future atop a 2-7 team, just one game ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Given the overwhelming trouble this team has suffered this year and the always less than enthusiastic embrace of Kubiak and his staff, it is no surprise at all that reports would surface trying to paint him in a bad light, so he can be the fall guy for their poor season.