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Gary Kubiak unhappy at Texans’ minicamp

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When a coach talks about his team’s performance at a June practice, there’s a good chance his comments are designed more to motivate his team than to offer a candid assessment of his team.

At least, that’s what Texans fans will have to hope after hearing the way Gary Kubiak assessed his team at today’s minicamp practice: Asked how the Texans looked, Kubiak answered, “Not very good.”

“I’m trying to push them a little bit and they look like they are saving a little bit for the last day, tomorrow, and you can’t have that,” Kubiak said, in comments distributed by the Texans’ PR staff. “We didn’t have a very good day. We’ve got to come back tomorrow. That’s football, but we wouldn’t have won today, that’s for sure.”

Asked another question about today’s practice, Kubiak offered a similar answer.

“Not good today,” Kubiak said. “We would’ve got beat today. We went a little longer today. We just weren’t very sharp on both sides of the ball and I tried to let them know what is going to be expected of them a month from now. We have to send a message and get it sent here quick. Today wasn’t good enough.”

A bad practice in June is easily forgotten. Kubiak wants to let the players fighting to make his roster know that if they don’t practice hard, he won’t be quick to forget.

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6 Responses to “Gary Kubiak unhappy at Texans’ minicamp”
  1. flsnupe says: Jun 13, 2012 2:55 PM

    Coach is setting the tone for the young players. Vets really not participating. Love that he is getting in their behinds instead of sugar coating what he sees and says.

  2. myeaglescantwin says: Jun 13, 2012 3:10 PM

    seems like they maybe missing a leader or two on defense.

    thanx fellas.

    HEY, we will throw you a 2013 3rd rounder for Cushings.

  3. whitemike55 says: Jun 13, 2012 3:41 PM

    @myeaglescantwin

    If you knew anything about the Texans, you would know they succeeded and had the #2 defense without Mario Williams who missed 11 games and DeMeco’s slow return who was off the field 1/3 of the time.

    Enjoy your 9-7 season this year and watching the playoffs come January while the Texans finish 11-5 or better and make a run for the Superbowl.

  4. 757ravensfan says: Jun 13, 2012 4:01 PM

    Lets see, he lost Mario Williams, Vonte Leach, and Bernard Pollard….yeah I would be mad too!

  5. kspells12345 says: Jun 13, 2012 4:51 PM

    @ whitemike

    be careful making predictions homie. The Eagles learned the hard way last year. Make the playoffs a couple times before you puff your chest out.

  6. jskill3 says: Jun 14, 2012 9:55 AM

    What?? Kubes isn’t saying its on him? I’m confused. Or is he becoming a head coach?

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