Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak probably would have been better off calling-in sick Sunday. After fainting on the field two weeks ago against the Indianapolis Colts, Kubiak returned to the sidelines on Sunday, but he didn’t appear to be in his right mind based on a number of highly questionable decision he made.
The first one he made was benching rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was pulled from a narrow 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium due to making multiple mental errors.
“Bottom line, DeAndre made a lot of mistakes early in the game, so we gave another guy a chance to play,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said.
Devier Posey played in his place in a game the Texans had a shot to win in the end. But his oddest decision was to bench Case Keenum in favor of Matt Schaub. Keenum—who replaced Matt Schaub in Week 7—was benched for Schaub in the third quarter of Houston’s loss.
The struggles of the Texans this year was portrayed beautifully by Mike Northside with the aid of Photoshop:
— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) November 18, 2013
And it’s not like Keenum was doing that bad, but Schaub clearly wasn’t any mire effective:
Matt Schaub: 8 TD & 9 INT; Case Keenum: 8 TD & 1 INT. Which one has a problem scoring in the red zone Coach Kubiak? #GoTexans
— Ben (@WyattBEarp) November 18, 2013
At the end of Sunday’s loss, wide receiver Andre Johnson and quarterback Matt Schaub had to be separated in a fit of anger after a failed fourth-down conversion: