Gary Kubiak: Defining Insanity

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Oct 27, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak watches a game between the Rice Owls and Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in the fourth quarter at Rice Stadium. Rice defeated Southern Mississippi 44-17. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

“The definition of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.” -Albert Einstein

Greetings Texans Fans!

Before the season began, discussions were held, hopes were high and expectations bursting. The Houston Texans had a rough end to an otherwise successful season.

But the storm clouds were brewing, doubts were raised and fears lingered on the edge thought. When Green Bay stomped the Texans, they came roaring back. When New England did, the team seemed broken.

Fast forward to the preseason.

We saw a few flashes of hope, but madness was ever growing, Gary Kubiak wasn’t doing anything really spectacular with the team. Sure, there was a fake punt at one point, a few flashes of brilliance however the madness was there if you looked for it.

Start with Kubiak’s basic mentality: “This is who we are, what we are going to do, come beat us.”

This has served him and the Texans fairly well, until now, specifically until that first game against New England. Bill Belichick cracked the Kubiak Code. Now every team sees how easy it is to beat them.

It’s not rocket science.

The worse the Texans perform, the more Kubiak shuts it down. Of course, hope gleamed for a brief two games as Houston came from behind and beat the San Diego Charges and the Tennessee Titans, but then the wheels just done come off the Texans train.  This has not just rattled Schaub, it’s sent him into madness.

How frustrating can it be to fail so badly when you try so hard? He sees the interceptions coming. He knows the play is bad but he’s a trooper following orders. This has broken Matt Schaub, one has to wonder if he can ever be fixed again.