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Houston (CBS Houston)– It’s bleak in Houston.

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak met with the media Monday afternoon and after starting 2-4, having a quarterback situation and consistently hearing that the opposition knows which plays will be drawn-up, is it time for this franchise to move on from this Texans era?

Coach Kubiak said Monday that he doesn’t concern himself with that.

“No, I don’t worry about myself,” Kubiak said. “I think I’ve probably been asked that a few times in my eight years. I’ve got a lot of people to worry about, a lot of players, and a lot of coaches. I think it would be very selfish if I worried about myself, so no I do not.”

It’s no secret that quarterback Matt Schaub has been playing poorly this 2013 season with pick-sixes in four consecutive games and nine interceptions overall.

But, at some point you have to look at who put Schaub in this position. At some point you have to think who’s calling these plays (Schaub has admitted that he doesn’t change the plays that Kubiak calls) that keep getting blown-up by the Ravens, 49ers, Seahawks and now the Rams, at some point when this talented team starts 2-4 and is now playing like a 2-4 team you have to look at the head coach.

True, Kubiak did inherit a poor Texans’ team. But taking his career before the 2013 season, he’s coached the Texans for seven years and has taken them to the playoffs just twice. He’s been better than .500 for 3 seasons and has a 61-57 record as of Monday.

“I think I can do more,” Kubiak said Monday. “We’ve got to do more. That’s my job. All I do, like I told you guys, I start with myself and everything we do. I’m not doing a good enough of a job right now with them for us to go out there and play the way we’re playing. I’m searching. That’s my job. I’ve got to get up there and figure it out, how we play better, how we play cleaner, how we give ourselves a better chance to win. I appreciate the players’ responsibility. I understand that we have responsibility—coaches, players, everybody—but I always begin with myself.”

The Texans head into Arrowhead Stadium to play the undefeated Chiefs with a four-game losing streak and a 2-4 record.

Follow Julie Takahashi on Twitter: @Julie_Takahashi

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