Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak talks with the referees in the fourth quarter before he challenged a play call against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. The Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Gary Kubiak: ‘I have every intention of being on the field’

Houston Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak wants to return to the sideline this week when his team takes on the New England Patriots.

From Dave Zangaro at CSN Houston:

“I have every intention of being on the field,” said Kubiak, who has been in the press box because of doctor’s orders.

“I hope so,” he said. “I think I have probably a better chance than I had last weekend. That’s the way I’d answer it right now.”

Kubiak has been coaching from the press box the last two weeks, relaying his offensive play calls to quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell on the field.

As has been reported, Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA) that forced him to be hospitalized for a few days.  He suffered the “mini-stroke” on the sideline on November 3rd against the Indianapolis Colts.

Houston is in the midst of a brutal 9 game losing streak that began after a promising 0-2 start.  Case Keenum has been tabbed as the starter for Kubiak’s hopeful return to the sideline, according to multiple reports and the coach himself.

Keenum — who was born in Texas and attended the University of Houston – has completed 88 out of 160 passes (55%) for 1.161 yards with 8 touchdowns and two interceptions.

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