The Houston Texans made the announcement on Friday morning that they would be firing head coach Gary Kubiak after the team suffered their eleventh straight loss of the season, which came as no real surprise.
Houston had an embarrassing first half performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars before Matt Schaub led a late charge that ultimately fell short due to an interception, and that was all it took to end the Kubiak era in Houston.
There has been silence on the Kubiak front since the media reported his firing, but now the former Texans coach has released a statement which you can read in it’s entirety below:
“I want to thank Bob McNair and his family for giving me my first head coaching opportunity in the National Football League. Bob has treated me with the utmost class and respect throughout my career with the Texans. I am appreciative of him for bringing me back to Houston to coach my hometown team.
I want to thank the players and coaches for all the work they have put in during my years with the Texans. Though we came up short this season, the work, effort and sacrifice they gave me and this organization over the last eight seasons is not to be taken for granted. I want to wish them all the best.
I want to thank the people in the organization for their support over all the years. We could not have achieved our goals without their tireless work and commitment to our team.
Lastly, my family and I want to thank the city of Houston for their support of the football team and our family. We had a great run here and we will never forget our back-to-back AFC South Championships. Coming back home was a dream come true for all of us. This will always be our home. Thank you.”