Texans fire Gary Kubiak

Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak (right) and tight end Jake Byrne (89) before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have made it official and fired head coach Gary Kubiak after a 2-11 start to this season.  The season has been a disaster after a 2-0 start, the team has gone on to lose 11 straight games.  The season has had a number of injuries, a problem at the quarterback position that had been building but came to a head this season with both Matt Schaub and Case Keenum struggling to make an impact.

On top of everything else, Kubiak suffered a so-called ‘mini-stroke’ during the season.  Kubiak’s record with the Texans was 63-66 with a 2-2 record in the playoffs.  They have been able to assemble a ton of talent on both sides of the ball, but not been able to get over the top and win a championship.  Much of the blame will go to the fact they never found the right quarterback to pull everything together.

The Texans get a jump on the head coaching search and likely have a roster full of talent and the #1 pick in the NFL Draft to offer an incoming head coach.  That makes the opening an attractive one as they will be able to hand pick the quarterback they want to lead the Texans starting next season and into the future.

Topics: Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans

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