Over the past week, momentum had been building toward the Texans keeping coach Gary Kubiak. There’s now a firm report that, indeed, Kubiak will be back.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Kubiak is safe, and that changes will be made to the defensive coaching staff. Despite indications that the Texans will be feasting from that which Rosenthall dubbed the Kubiak-Wade Phillips combo platter, Schefter says that the Texans “have other options.”
The biggest practical impediment to hiring Phillips is that the personnel has been compiled to run a 4-3 defense, not Wade’s 3-4. And so the Texans would have to tweak their defense on the fly in a season that very possibly will feature a reduced offseason program, little or no training camp, and a compressed free-agency period.