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Delhomme will be No. 2 for the Texans on Sunday

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The Texans have emphasized that quarterback Jake Delhomme wasn’t brought to town to take the job of starter T.J. Yates.  But Delhomme already has taken the job of Yates’ backup for last week, Kellen Clemens.

Delhomme will be the No. 2 behind Yates when the Texans host the Falcons on Sunday.

Jake’s done it before,” coach Gary Kubiak said Friday, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.  “He’s played a lot of football, and he can handle himself.  I can trust what he’s telling me he can do right now if we get in that situation.

“It’s just a comfort zone from a leadership standpoint and the amount of rodeos he’s been in, so we’ll go with him.”

That same reasoning applies if Yates struggles.  Understandably, the Texans have tried not to make Yates look over his shoulder by explaining that Delhomme wasn’t signed to supplant the rookie.  But, surely, even Yates knows that, if he can’t get it done, Delhomme will be called upon to save the Texans’ season and, ultimately, Kubiak’s job.

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18 Responses to “Delhomme will be No. 2 for the Texans on Sunday”
  1. bennprince says: Dec 3, 2011 9:13 PM

    I realize you’re just looking fishing for page hits here but Kubiak isn’t going anywhere even if they lose out. After all of the devestating injuries Kubiak has definitely done his best coaching job to date and obviously done a good job of building up the roster. He should have been fired after last year, but he’s likely safe for 2012.

  2. sterilizecromartie says: Dec 3, 2011 9:16 PM

    You are saying Kubiaks’ job is on the line?? Really? You can’t blame the guy for injuries. First Foster, then Mario Williams, then Andre Johnson, then Schaub, and now Lienart. The fact that Kubiak has kept them in it this long is incredible. If this team stayed healthy they would be a legit favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

    Kubiak has earned himself another year at least.

  3. trbowman says: Dec 3, 2011 9:47 PM

    I’m hoping Yatws struggles, to be honest, because it’d be cool if Delhomme took over and led them to the playoffs. Classy individual.

  4. commandercornpone says: Dec 3, 2011 10:00 PM

    atlanta doesnt impress me. houston and the titans could both win, or both lose this week. while it is possible tennessee picks up a game on the texans, i think they will fall another game behind houston.

    that would likely doom the titans cause i see hou/ten both losing in week 14, both winning in weeks 15/16, then they play in week 17.

  5. zonedogz says: Dec 3, 2011 10:10 PM

    Kubiak = Norv Turner. He will get yet another pass after this year but will be replaced eventually by Wade Phillips who is the next HC in waiting…

  6. waldoampere says: Dec 3, 2011 10:50 PM

    First Kellen Clemens couldn’t beat out Sanchez and now he can’t beat out Jake Delhomme. I’m assuming he’s renting in Houston.

  7. dalucks says: Dec 3, 2011 10:58 PM

    I hope TJ Yates plays well and the Texans win out because I could see him being the quarterback of the Texans future. I am sure Jack Delhomme is a classy, nice, humble guy but living in Carolina I know his is colorblind and makes some throws he cannot even explain. Having him on the team scares me because he somehow talks himself into playing and costing the team he is playing for wins.

  8. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 3, 2011 11:05 PM

    Kubiak’s job? Get real.

  9. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 3, 2011 11:15 PM

    Jake will still throw 3 interceptions as the #2 qb from the bench

  10. dixon29 says: Dec 3, 2011 11:20 PM

    If you give Delhomme time he will hurt you… I am talking to the Falcons as well as the Texans. The more he throws, the more both team is likely to score. Falcons CB’s are licking their chops if Dehomie comes in!

  11. dixon29 says: Dec 3, 2011 11:21 PM

    Damn it! “Are” likely to…

  12. rogerbrad says: Dec 4, 2011 12:18 AM

    Hey Mike. Give it a rest.

    Kubiak isn’t going anywhere after this season. He didn’t injure his quarterbacks. Injuries happen to every team every year.

  13. buffalodiehard says: Dec 4, 2011 1:07 AM

    zonedogz says:
    Dec 3, 2011 10:10 PM
    Kubiak = Norv Turner. He will get yet another pass after this year but will be replaced eventually by Wade Phillips who is the next HC in waiting…
    Cuz that worked out great last year!

  14. patpatriotagain says: Dec 4, 2011 2:45 AM

    In other news, Gary kubiak issued a correction he meant to say,

    “Jake’s done INT before”

  15. rugolin says: Dec 4, 2011 4:42 AM

    Delhomme leading the Texans deep into the playoffs.Please.The guy is horrible and an interception machine.If the Texans back into the playoffs and he starts it is called one and done when he has four or five turnovers.The Texans would have been much better served to have picked up McNabb who is in game shape and has played during the season and who’s recent stats though bad are miles better than Delhomme’s.Delhomme is a warm body they are throwing out there in the wild hope that he can convert the odd third down and get them even field goals to squeak by.

  16. bearsstillsuck says: Dec 4, 2011 5:15 AM

    and soon delhomme will be no 1.

  17. magicfalcon says: Dec 4, 2011 8:08 AM

    Doesn’t matter who is starting QB out of the 2…..Falcons still win this one! Falcons have experience against Dellhome when he was with Panthers!

  18. northshorejag says: Dec 4, 2011 9:57 AM

    Kubiak is as safe as Mike McCarthy

    He did it. He got them to the playoffs thru coaching, luck and catastrophe.

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