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#pounditWednesday, January 20, 2021

Gary Kubiak collapse reportedly led to ‘chaos’ in Texans locker room at halftime

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The Houston Texans won’t be looking to make excuses for blowing a 21-3 halftime lead against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, though we all know they don’t need to. Not to take anything away from Andrew Luck and Indy’s 18 unanswered points over the game’s final 15:05, but the Texans had to have been distracted after head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed at the end of the first half.

Fortunately, Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack and is in stable condition. The Texans official website reported on Monday that he remains in the hospital undergoing tests. As you might expect, his episode led to a hectic environment at halftime for Houston.

James Palmer of CSN Houston told PFT Live on Monday that Kubiak’s collapse led to “12 minutes of chaos” during halftime. Coaches typically adjust their play-calling at halftime based on what they saw in the first half, but the Texans players and coaches were worried about much more than winning a football game. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison also had to take over play-calling duties in the second half, which is usually Kubiak’s job.

Again, we’re not trying to take anything away from the Colts. They won a hard-fought football game after it looked like they would be laughed out of the stadium. Having said that, there are more important things in life than football. The Texans were likely focused on those more important things during the second half on Sunday.

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