Two reports surfaced this week in the wake of Sunday’s loss to the Chargers that sparked so many “get ‘em outta here” remarks from Texans fans. From fans calling for their head coach Gary Kubiak’s firing to rookie cornerback Kareem Jackson’s benching, fans are infuriated with their team’s lackluster losses. But through all the outside havoc, the organization is sticking to its guns. This week Texans’ owner Bob McNair said he still supports Kubiak. On any chance of a coaching change, McNair responded:
“That’s not how we run this ship. Gary’s doing a good job. Replacing him doesn’t help you catch more balls.”
On the ongoing criticism of Kubiak and the Texans’ poor home record.
“You’re always going to be criticized if you don’t win every game. That’s just part of it. If you win, the criticism goes away. I think he’s doing fine. He’s not out there making the blocks and catching the ball, and that’s what hurt us. If you replace the coach, will it be easier for the guy who missed the block to make it? I don’t think so. If he was making bad decisions, if he wasn’t managing the team and if the players weren’t playing hard, that would be cause for concern. But our players are playing hard.”
For Gary Kubiak, he was watching his young rookie cornerback’s back. Kareem Jackson has been burnt, shook and just simply beat an awful lot this season. However, Kubiak still has confidence in the young man.
“He’s going through some tough times, especially (Sunday), but he has been doing some good things. We’ve got a lot of confidence in him. He just needs to keep working. He’s got to start making those plays. We expect him to do that. His teammates expect him to do that.”
For the sake of arguing, Kubiak’s right. The kid needs to keep working and he will develop. Absent superb athleticism, it is a rarity to find a impact rookie cornerback.