Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak reacts after having to call timeout in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. The Patriots beat the Texans 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Former Texans coach Gary Kubiak interviews with Detroit Lions


NFL.com reported Tuesday evening that Gary Kubiak has interviewed with the Detroit Lions for their vacant head coaching job.

Kubuak was fired from the Houston Texans in early December, as Houston had just two wins this season.

NFL.com reported:

“Detroit has spread a wide net in an attempt to find a replacement for Jim Schwartz, but the beeline through the team’s flock of serious candidates is clear: Proven experience working with the quarterback position.”

Well, the Lions are looking for an offensive-minded head coach, and I guess Kubiak fits the bill there. He had three winning seasons with the Texans in eight years and two AFC South championships, but none of that was enough to save his job in Houston.

Will Kubiak get the head coaching job in Detroit? I doubt it, but I don’t blame him one bit for trying as the Lions job is built for a winning coach now, they just need the right guy to lead the team on the sideline.

Is Kubiak that guy?

The NFL.com article stated why Kubiak was ultimately fired by the Texans:

“Kubiak’s demise in Houston was linked to a Texans brain trust that tired of a coaching staff that lacked creativity and struggled to make halftime adjustments during a 2-14 campaign.”

It will be interesting to see what the Lions think.

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  • Chris Wyman

    Go for it. He didn’t have the guys we do.