Former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak could wind up heading to his old stomping grounds for a playoff date with his former team
The Houston Texans (8-7) most likely will face the New York Jets (10-5) or the Kansas City Chiefs (10-5). But the Denver Broncos (11-4) could still find a way to end up on the road for the opening round of the AFC Playoffs.
If this were to happen, the Texans could very well play host to the team now coached by their former head guy, Gary Kubiak.
Kubiak went 61-64 in Houston during his eight years in Houston, but was released in 2013, at 2-11 with three games left to play. He spent a season coaching offense for the Baltimore Ravens before returning to the team he spent nine years on as a backup quarterback.
The coach now has the Broncos sitting at 11-4 in his first season there, despite having an odd quarterback controversy. Legendary passer Peyton Manning has been incredibly awful this season, and was replaced by youngster Brock Osweiler.
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Several people still view Manning with rose colored glasses, stating he should be the guy despite the fact that he can’t throw a ball past ten yards anymore (without it resembling a wobbly punt) and he was posting his worst numbers since his rookie season, whereas Osweiler has played well and fits Kubiaks system way better.
The good news for Houston, is if Denver fails to win the division, public pressure may force Kubiak to bench the young player for the over-the-hill Manning. This Houston defense would simply devour the player who is a sad shell of his former self.
If Brock were under center, this would be a much more imposing matchup. With Peyton, the team could play close to the lines and pin their ears back while embarrassing Manning all day.
The chances of Denver coming to Houston are slim, but the hopes of getting a crack at sending home of the legends of the game could be too fun not to root for.