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Report: Texans to keep Kubiak, hire Wade as DC

Posted on: December 31, 2010 9:29 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Because of the late-season swoon suffered by the Texans and their current 5-10 record, it's been commonly presumed that Gary Kubiak is on the hot seat in Houston. In fact, some fans have even been protesting his presence.    

Now, however, reports are coming out of Texas that indicate Kubiak may get another year with the organization and may get the help of an old Houstonian, Wade Phillips. Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network said earlier in the week he was hearing "rumblings" of a Phillips-Kubiak pairing.

Now, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Texans owner Bob McNair wants Kubiak to hire a big-name defensive coordinator with a proven track record." Although, for what it's worth, McClain does caveat Kubiak's job safety by pointing out that the Texans need only to avoid a "blowout loss in Jacksonville" to keep McNair from having an "11th hour change of heart" and firing Kubiak.

Whether or not you think Wade's a good head coach, it's difficult to argue with his success as a defensive coordinator -- as McClain notes, the last four times Phillips' took a job as a DC, it was with a team that had a losing record and they were in the playoffs the next year.

McNair reportedly believes that the Texans offense is "in good hands" with Kubiak, but the defense, which was abysmal in 2010, needs an overhaul and a veteran playcaller.

Phillips, presumably, would provide that, and considering the season he had with Dallas in 2010 (a 1-7 start), it stands to reason he'd be more than willing to return to Houston (where he played in college, coached as a graduate assistant and began his pro coaching career) to try and wipe away the bad memories that people have of his latest head coaching stint.

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Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2011 2:09 am
 

EXCELLENT NEWS!

As a Colts fans and a fellow member of the AFC South, I can't thank Bob McNair enough for continuing the ineptitude! I don't know what the Colts would do if they actually brought in a real coach to get the most out of that massive reservoir of talent they have down there in Houston. 
The only other thing I would do if I was McNair, since he's clearly not interested in winning, is trade Andre Johnson to a team that has a chance. No one player in the league deserves a shot at the playoffs more than him, and it's clearly obvious now that he'll never get that chance in Houston.
Happy New Year Mr. McNair!



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Great move

Kubiak is an underrated coach in my opinion. He clearly has a great offensive mind and the personnel to put up big points. He needs a competent DC in there to focus and organize the considerable talent the Texans have on D. This is a great move.



Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2011 5:15 pm
 

Report: Texans to keep Kubiak, hire Wade as DC

McNair is clueless! Kubiak has proven time and again that he just can't coach at this level and for a team with lots of recognizable talent, the Texans are HUGE underachievers thanks to Kubiak. I feel bad for the Houston fans.



Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Report: Texans to keep Kubiak, hire Wade as DC

McNair is clueless! Kubiak can't coach and he's proven it time and again. For a team with lots of recognizable talent, they are a disgrace to the NFL and the Houston fans. Get rid of him!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Report: Texans to keep Kubiak, hire Wade as DC

And sorry, fellow Texans fans. This offense is not good. Good does not mean to do absolutely nothing for a half or three quarters, then try to win all of a sudden by throwing the ball all over the place for 12 minutes. This team is wasting offensive talent because Kubiak is an awful coach.


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