Gary Kubiak will not be the Texans head coach next year. He’s going to get fired, and nothing that happens the last five weeks of the season is going to change that. With that being said, Kubiak should be allowed to finish the season.
He’s given them eight seasons, and even if you think he’s done a poor job, you can’t argue with the fact that he has worked his tail off and handled himself with class and dignity. The Texans should spare him the indignity and embarrassment of getting fired before the end of the season.
It is bad enough to get fired, but its even worse when it happens in the middle of the season. First of all, you are probably the only coach on that day that lost his job, which puts the focus all on you. Then to add to the insult, every game that your former team plays the rest of the season you get brought up, and it isn’t in a positive way. At least if you get fired after the season, you are one of more than a handful, which spreads the focus around.
I know this sounds weak, and I know this sounds lame, but honestly, what good does it do to fire Kubiak before the season ends? To make the fans feel better? Even if you fire him now, will anything actually change? Of course not. The rest of the coaching staff will still be the same, and the players will still be the same.
This isn’t the time to fire a coach midseason. You go that route when you have a cancerous locker room, and guys stop competing, That isn’t an issue right now. The Texans locker room isn’t the happiest place to be right now, but that happens you haven’t won since the summer, and you can’t say this team has stopped competing either.
I know they’ve just lost back-to-back home games to Oakland and Jacksonville, but they played hard in both, they just aren’t good enough right now. Would they have won those games if Wade Phillips or Rick Dennison were the head coach? Doubtful.
I know fans want change and they’re out for blood after a miserable season, and they’ll get their wish, but show a little respect to the guy who’ll take the fall and let Gary Kubiak finish his eighth season as head coach.
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