Texans Links: More on Kubiak; kicker problems


Nov 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips coaches against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Colts won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

This week will be unlike any the for the Houston Texans as they have already began the week without head coach Gary Kubiak who was still hospitalized after collapsing on the field at halftime, Sunday night. Since then defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has taken over head coaching duties.

At the Houston Chronicle, their article titled, “Kubiak tested for ‘mini-stroke’ after collapsing,” said:

"“Kubiak underwent a series of tests to determine what caused his sudden fall to the turf, after which he displayed stroke-like symptoms.”"

The article by Brian T. Smith also wrote:

"“The Texans said Sunday that Kubiak, 52, didn’t suffer a heart attack. The exact cause of his collapse has yet to be announced.”"

Mike Wells of ESPN.com wrote an article titled, “Pagano addresses Fox, Kubiak health issues” with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano saying:

"“Hopefully they get things taken care of and get their health back,” Pagano said. “We’re lucky. We’re playing a kid’s game. Our players are playing a kid’s game, but real life is real life. If you don’t have your health, you really don’t have nothing.”"

In an article by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, property titled, “Bullock needs to straighten up, or he’ll get the boot,” he wrote:

"“In his first season as the Texans’ kicker, Randy Bullock is on a pace to miss 16 field goals.”"

Speaking of kickers, McClain wrote in another article with the headline, “Texans look to old faces for help at kicker,” he wrote:

"“Neil Rackers, Shayne Graham and Justin Medlock are coming to Methodist Training Center to kick for the Texans during this tryout.”"

This kicker situation is a very interesting process and I’m very interested in seeing if the Texans have had enough of Bullock’s missed chanced time after time this season. If he does lose his kicking spot, he can only blame himself for the fact, because he’s had many chances this season.