It was a great sign this week to see Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak return to work, albeit in a limited fashion, less than two weeks after collapsing on the field going into halftime of Sunday night football.
Sunday, when the Texans take on the Oakland Raiders, Kubiak will be coaching in his first game since the incident, but he’ll be doing it from up in the press box, as opposed to the sidelines. Given the circumstances, that seems to be the best course of action at the moment.
We’ve also learned that Kubiak will not just be overseeing the operation, he’ll resume the play-calling duties as he’s always done. With this move, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison will go from the box to the field. Defensive coordinator–and the man that took over in Kubiak’s absence–Wade Phillips will be in charge of things on the sidelines and also carry the red challenge flag.
Ultimately, though, Kubiak is back to being in charge of everything:
Kubiak will call plays. OC Rick Dennison will leave pressbox for sideline. DC Wade Phillips will have red flag. Kubiak makes all decisions.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) November 15, 2013