Gary Kubiak staying put with Ravens

AP

While the Ravens were still alive in the playoffs, offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak had no interest in interviewing for head-coaching jobs.  Now that the Ravens have been eliminated, Kubiak has no interest in interviewing for head-coaching jobs.

“It is flattering and humbling to be invited to interview for a number of NFL head coaching positions, and I greatly appreciate these opportunities,” Kubiak said in a statement released by the Ravens.  “But I have decided to stay with the Ravens.

“This is a special organization and we, like Coach [John] Harbaugh says, are building something great.  I want to be a part of that and contribute in whatever ways I can.”

A cynic (I don’t know any . . . unless they’re all lying) would say that Kubiak already has determined that strong interest in his services does not presently exist among any of the teams with vacancies.  Either way, Kubiak will be back with Baltimore in 2015, which is very good news for a team that had to replace offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell a year ago, when he became head coach of the Lions.

Kubiak coached the Texans from 2006 through 2013, taking them to the playoffs in 2011 and 2012.

77 responses to “Gary Kubiak staying put with Ravens

  1. Didn’t he have some pretty significant health scares at Houston ? Nothing to be cynical about here…. he just doesn’t need that head coach stress. By the way, he called an awesome game last week.

  2. Great franchises retain talent. New England won’t be able to pull that garbage every time. We’ll re-up on talent in our secondary and come back for yet another deep run in the playoffs just like the ravens do every year. And we’re gonna do it without cheating.

  3. Maybe he knows his strengths and weaknesses and wants to stick to what he’s good at for now, and improve on the rest later?

    Or maybe he likes living where he does.

  4. That’s right ravensdontdominate, when New England does something within the rules people like you whine about cheating instead of acting like a man and admitting the fact that your crappy defense got beaten fair and square and let the Pats comeback big twice in one game.

    The Ravens and their fans, leading the league in whining since Harbaugh became head coach. At least they’re good at something.

  5. i can only guess that maybe he just doesn’t want a head coaching job now. maybe he feels that he should spend some time learning while just coaching up the offense and then come back when he’s better prepared.

  6. Bodymore is a cool city if you don’t live in the poor neighborhoods. If I had a cool gig there I wouldn’t wanna leave either. With love for B-town from Boston

  7. That was a close one. The names of a lot of retreads are floating around in the coach searches, for all teams. Rex Ryan was always the safest bet, and even Mike Shanahan to the Bears seems like it might work but the rest of the names; Kubiak, McDaniels, Singletary and especialy Del Rio all sound completely horrible.

  8. It’s a cushiony gig, can’t blame him for wanting to stay put for awhile. Less stress, established quarterback, good defense, and the pay isn’t half bad either.

  9. Harrisonhits, the ravens physically abuse the patriots time in and time out. We had 19 guys on IR, a huge scandal to deal with all season and you and your cry baby uggs wearing QB still had to pull out all the stops at home to barely inch by. You’re a joke. You survive in the AFC east and always get home field because of it. Play in the AFC north where three teams went to the playoffs. Enjoy your run to your fourth asterisks !!!

  10. He’s with a good stable organization and doesn’t have all the pressure on him. Less stress with more success. Can you blame him?

  11. harrisonhits2 says:J

    Jan 11, 2015 10:24 PM

    That’s right ravensdontdominate, when New England does something within the rules people like you whine about cheating instead of acting like a man and admitting the fact that your crappy defense got beaten fair and square and let the Pats comeback big twice in one game.The Ravens and their fans, leading the league in whining since Harbaugh became head coach. At least they’re good at something.

    You steeler ingrates should be thanking us for saving you from an embarassment at the hands of Brady.

    Only teams that are a serious threat to the Patriots are worthy of their conjuring of cheap tricks.

  12. Good to hear. One of my biggest fears of the offseason. Get and stay healthy in the secondary and this team will roll.

  13. This is good news for the Ravens. Every team takes our coaches and front office people (or try to) so some consistency is nice.

    With 20 people on IR once a few players are added they’ll be back and competitive. Jimmy Smith and some new defensive backs and they’re on again. Go Ravens! Go Colts!

  14. Or, he didn’t like what he sees with the teams that are vacant. Personally, I think this us a smart move on his part. One also has to factor in his ischemic attack, too.

  15. Maybe Kubiak is happy playing a major role in a really good organization. He’s been around the league long enough to see the difference. Most of the well run teams aren’t usually looking for a coach anyway. Plus you’ll probably live a lot longer without the stress. Eric DeCosta recently said he was turning down GM interviews to stay with the Ravens too.

  16. Bronco fans wish he’d come back to Denver.

    Is the offensive issues coaching, overall strategy, play calling, or Peyton? I believe it’s a bit of them all?

    I wish we had Gary in Detroit… straight up trade for Lombardi… plus a nice set of Belle Tires.

  17. ravensdominate says:
    Jan 11, 2015 10:15 PM

    Great franchises retain talent. New England won’t be able to pull that garbage every time. We’ll re-up on talent in our secondary and come back for yet another deep run in the playoffs just like the ravens do every year. And we’re gonna do it without cheating.
    ———————————————————-

    Two words …. OUT COACHED

    end of story

  18. ravensdominate, sounds like you should read the rule book , too. Right after Harbaugh is finished with it, of course.

  19. Its going to be great not hearing John crybaugh complain about something. Now he can do it within the comforts of his home watching the playoffs. Even then he’ll probably still find something to complain about.

  20. Shine 94, we dominate you. You’re a lee Evans drop and an unprecedented substitution scheme away from being 0-4 against us in the playoffs and it’s all been in foxboro cus you thrive in that joke of a division

  21. Good call. He had a stroke as HC in Houston. He doesn’t need the stress. He’s a very good coordinator. He should stick with it.

  22. Funny you guys keep clamoring about “knowing the rule book” cause I found it, and here you go;

    Article 2 A player who has reported a change in his eligibility status to the Referee is permitted to return to a position indicated by the eligibility status of his number after:

    (a) a team time out;

    (b) the end of a quarter;

    (c) the two-minute warning;

    (d) a foul;

    (e) a replay challenge;

    (f) a touchdown;

    (g) a completed kick from scrimmage;

    (h) a change of possession; or

    (i) if the player has been withdrawn for one legal snap. A player withdrawn for one legal snap may re-enter at a position indicated by the eligibility status of his number, unless he again reports to the Referee that he is assuming a position other than that designated by the eligibility status of his number

    A.R. 5.1 Offensive tackle A1 is legally shifted to the backfield and is then withdrawn. He returns before the next snap to a tackle position.

    Ruling: Illegal. He must stay out one play, unless there is a team time out.

    funny how whenever there’s an accusation of cheating in the league it’s always directed at the team from New England. Now you may say the Ravens whine (and fair enough) but I’d rather whine about being cheated than be the ones cheating.

  23. Translation: the job I wanted this offseaon is likely already to be taken by someone else, or, the one I want is likely to be available next offseaon.

  24. Hate to tell you ravensdominate, but the Pats record vs AFCE is .750, vs the rest of the league something like .740, statistically virtually the same give the sample period of all games since Brady took over the starting gig.

    Pats have owned the Steelers, Browns and Cincy for the entire Belichick-Brady era. Yes the Ravens always play the Pats tough. Good for them that they overachieve at least once a season. And yes, Flacco is an excellent QB who rises to the occasion in the playoffs.

    But this year it was the Pats who came out on top fair and square. Next year maybe it will be different maybe not. In the meantime Pats fans get at least one more weekend to watch our team play.

  25. Im a Seahawks fan. I don’t have a dog in this fight. But honestly, I respect Bill Bellichick. The guy is ALWAYS looking for a way to win. You can question some of his tactics, and the taping of opponents practices was way out of bounds, but for someone that has been on top as long as he has to still be looking for every possible advantage to continue to win speaks to his drive.

    That all being said, I hope to god he beats the Colts this week, because there is NOTHING i want more than to be able to say that my Hawks beat Manning and Brady back to back in Super Bowls. That’s a story I look forward to sharing with my grandkids one day!

  26. Wow, such sour grapes.

    The Pats are a welker dreop from four and an Asante Samuel drop from five superbowls but you don’t hear us whining about it.

    Stop whining about cheating, those were simply college plays that your team wasn’t ready to defend, like when Miami dropped the wildcat on the pats. You did see Belichick crying foul over that, did you?

    The Ravens lost to the bengals 2x, the colts, texans and steelers, all teams that were trounced the last time they played the pats, as were the ravens-at home. The reason you played on the road is that you couldn’t beat the same teams that the pats beat.

    Still, it was a great game, kudos the ravens players and Flacci who played great except for the two picks which cost him the game, and the 35 points your defense have up. They played better than i expected.

  27. Kubiak has done great work with Joe’s Jumpballs for sure…

    “Just heave it as high as you can vertically, and let the receiver try to run under it”

    $120k of embarrassment

  28. As a Bears fan, I’m glad he’s not heading to Chicago. Much rather see them take a chance on an intriguing defensive minded coach such as Bowles, Austin or Quinn.

    Even more so when you realize that Kubiak managed to squeeze 7 years out of the Houston job despite making the playoffs 28% of the time.

    Fresh blood at GM. Fresh blood at head coach. Quit playing around and rebuild from the ground up.

  29. Agreed with Kubiak. They stepped it up this year compared to last year on both sides of the ball. If they improve their dreadful secondary, they become that elite team they used to be again. It will be tough to find another prime ed reed though. Cj Mosley and darryl smith are the real deal.

  30. There was once a time when Kubiak was in Denver where for years he would refuse to interview for HC job. Perhaps he’s a guy that a.) Is more comfortable being an OC and b.) Realizes that the grass isn’t always greener.

  31. Torrey Smith catches the pass, Ravens win. You can’t ask for more than that: the game coming down to one play.

    Why do Steeler fans always post troll nonsense on everyone else’s posts? Maybe because there isn’t much to say about the Steelers other than they do pretty good for being so old and slow.

    Getting a new OC or DC every year is not good for a team. Maybe Kubiak is waiting on the Broncos but maybe he just doesn’t need all the grief. He had a pretty good team in Texas with future HOFs. Good running game, good receivers and awesome defense. If he couldn’t last there, maybe HC just isn’t for him.

  32. Translation: Dan “the loser” Snyder should have hired this guy, not Jay “I’m in over my head” Gruden to coach Washinhton and build on an offense the team already knew. (Shanahan’s)

  33. Perhaps his physical history plays a part in this as well. Baltimore is a pretty stable organization with leadership throughout. Why risk another heart attack on a crummy team if you’re comfortable where you are? He made some bank those years as HC in Hou. Maybe he’s making enough to get by these days?

  34. Good news for the Ravens. He is one of the best in business in Offensive play calling, offensive mind. I wish my jags hire one of his disciples as OC (Dennison).

  35. I’m glad he wants to finish what he started and doesn’t jump at the first opportunitys that come his way. I agree they are building something great and he wants to be a part of it. They fix that secondary and they will be a force to be reckoned with.

  36. LOVE that he is staying, but it certainly wouldn’t shock me if he was the head coach in Denver soon…….. or very soon.

    Harbs is the luckiest coach in the NFL if Kubs does in fact stay.
    As a raven fan i still feel Harbs’ time in BMore has been carried by all the talent Ozzie has given him.

    Now if we could just land a DC!!!

  37. funny how whenever there’s an accusation of cheating in the league it’s always directed at the team from New England. Now you may say the Ravens whine (and fair enough) but I’d rather whine about being cheated than be the ones cheating.

    Now that is a very funny post. Whining and cheating are what identifies it’s the Ravens to most people.

    I am disappointed in Kubiak as I thought he was a class guy and would be disgusted with the lying front office and whiny head coach. Hope you realize by staying you will be forever stained by that classless organization.

  38. This Ravens fan saw nothing wrong with the substitution play. We lost, and it’s time to move on. Dean Pees called an awful game, but there wasn;t much you could so with our secondary. Oh well, we will be back next year. Hopefully, we can finally get some home games in the playoffs instead of playing on the road.

  39. i have no issue with the play as long as the ref gets on the mic and says the player is NOT eligible like they always do when a player reports as eligible

    i didnt see that happen on TV, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen Live, which it sounds like it was.

  40. I’m not sure what to think about dean pees. I think working with what he had (not much) and still managing to deal with all the injuries and patch that secondary together , overall I’d say it wasn’t a bad job. The defense showed flashes of greatness and then the exact opposite. Atleast we shut the run down completely all year long. But hard to judge his performance based on the circumstances.

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