Is coach Gary Kubiak’s job safe? It is a question that many who follow the Texans have asked over the last 24 hours. After all, the Texans looked as bad as a team could look Sunday afternoon during its 41-13 drubbing at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens.
This is Kubiak’s third year at the wheel and off season expectations were high. The Texans were 8-8 last year and many confidently pronounced the Texans would have their first winning season during the 2008 campaign. The Texans would have to go 6-1 over the final 7 games, which isn’t going to happen.
Kubiak isn’t worried about his job safety. Say what you want about the former Texas A&M quarterback, Gary Kubiak is a stand up guy. Kubiak told a gaggle of reporters during this afternoon’s news conference that he isn’t worried about his job safety. Any thought of his own job safety, Kubiak felt would be selfish.
Beneath his laid back exterior is a fierce competitor. Kubiak wants to be the one to turn the franchise into a winner. But he is not someone that is looking after his own interests. Kubiak believes that you win as a team and you lose as a team. I can see why players would want to play for this guy. He could have thrown any number of players and coaches under the bus, instead he put the loss on his shoulders. He didn’t mention the 4 interceptions or the penalties or the injuries to key defensive players. Nope. Kubiak would have none of it.
The Texans are going to have a losing season this year. Getting rid of Kubiak is not the answer. He has 6 Super Bowl appearances as a player and coach. He is a winner and needs more time to get the Texans moving in the championship direction.