Report: Buccaneers ‘considering’ Gary Kubiak


Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak talks to head linesman Mark Hittner (28) against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak to fill the vacant head coaching position of their team.

The Buccaneers started Monday by firing former head coach Greg Schiano after two seasons.

Schefter tweeted the following Monday evening:

Good for Kubiak. He is a good football coach (though it couldn’t hurt to update some of his offense), but his time in Houston was over. Both he and the Texans needed a change as things became stale and predictable.

Kubiak didn’t win two AFC South championships and two playoff games by not knowing what he was doing. The Buccaneers need a coach who is offensive-minded and is able to work with a young quarterback like Mike Glennon and running backs Doug Martin and Bobby Rainey.

Why not give Kubiak an interview, because he’ll eventually gain a job in the NFL again at some point.

Though as I’ve written before, Schiano deserved at least a third season (all head coaches should get three years to put a team together), Kubiak can’t do any worse than what the Buccaneers have done lately.

Kubiak in Houston went 61-64 in his eight seasons as Texans head coach and 2-2 in the postseason. He totaled three winning seasons, two .500 seasons and three losing seasons.