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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Gary Kubiak fired by Texans

The Houston Texans have fired head coach Gary Kubiak, according to various media outlets and beat writers on Twitter.

Gary-Kubiak-TexansThe Texans embarrassed themselves on Thursday night by losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars for the second time this season. Actually, they have pretty much embarrassed themselves since Week 3. After reaching the playoffs in 2012 and coming into the 2013 as a contender in the AFC, the Texans are 2-11 and have — amazingly — lost 11 games in a row.

There have been questions about Kubiak’s inability to make halftime adjustments throughout the year. Some have also speculated that he lost the Texans’ locker room and was no longer able to get effort out of his players. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted, Texans owner Bob McNair said the search for a new head coach is underway and that some candidates are currently working for other NFL teams.

“We’ve got to turn this around,” McNair said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “We want a winning culture. Our goal is to win last three games. We’re going to do everything to win. We’re looking for a coach who’s bright, ethical, innovation and is able to make adjustments.”

Wade Phillips will stand in as the team’s interim head coach, and McNair said he will have an opportunity to interview for the head coaching position. We doubt he’ll get it.

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