Gary Kubiak has left the #Texans facility. Source said he has informed others he is no longer the team’s coach.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2013
The Houston Texans were expected to contend for a Super Bowl Championship this year, but at worst, a winning record and remaining in contention for a playoff berth through Week 17 was seemingly guaranteed. But bad play at the quarterback position and a lack of defense has led them to losing a franchise-worst 11 straight contests.
Any losing streak that extends to double-digits typically means the head coach is going to get fired, and according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, he expects Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak to be fired today, after his team endured an 11th straight loss last night to the Jacksonville Jaguars:
I expect Gary Kubiak will be fired today as the coach of the Texans. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) December 6, 2013
There is also a report from CBS Sports that Kubiak wants to keep starting the enigmatic Matt Schaub if he stays with Houston for the rest of the year:
“Yeah, we’ve got a lot of time,” Kubiak said when asked if Schaub could start vs. the Colts in Week 15. “We’ve got a lot of time between now and the next time we play. We’ll take a look at a lot of things … “To me, he’s been coming out every day with something to prove. Ever since we made the decision to play Case, Matt’s been an unbelievable pro.
The Texans are now the favorites to finish with the NFL’s worst record and have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
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