Houston, TX: As if losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday night wasn’t enough for Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak, injury was added to insult as Kubiak was fired today, seemingly before he even left Jacksonville.
Touted as Super Bowl contenders ever since Peyton Manning left the Indianapolis Colts and the AFC South, the Houston Texans have continued to aggravate and annoy their fan base for the past two seasons. If it wasn’t an issue with quarterback Matt Schaub, it was the mismanagement of the defense by Wade Phillips. If it wasn’t an injury to Arian Foster, it was a problem with muffed punts. Issues with players because so torturous that Gary Kubiak suffered a minor stroke this season. Yeah, that really happened. In-game, “This team is literally killing me” stroke, complete with hospitalization.
Now, with a 2-11 season all but destined to fetch them the 1st pick of the 2014 NFL draft, the Houston Texans cut ties with Gary Kubiak, who had been the coach for 8 seasons, the fourth longest-tenure behind Bill Belichick, Marvin Lewis and Tom Coughlin for active coaches.
Now the speculation as to where, if anywhere, Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher will go to fill in a vacant head coach position and bring that team to The Promised Land can include the Houston Texans. So, congratulations on something, Houston.