Houston Texans owner Bob McNair announced that the team has relieved Gary Kubiak of his duties as head coach. Wade Phillips will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season in addition to maintaining his responsibilities as defensive coordinator. The news came on the heels of the Texans losing their 11th straight game to the Jacksonville Jaguars during a nationally televised prime time game Thursday night.
McNair started by calling this a very disappointing year for the Texans organization. “We started out with such high hopes. We felt like that we had the best roster that we’ve ever started the year with and we really, really anticipated a very favorable outcome. To have this string of losses that we sustained is just totally unacceptable and it’s not what this organization is about. We’re about winning and accountability. Even though we normally would wait until the end of the year to evaluate our coaching staff and our players, under these extreme circumstances, we decided it was in the best interest of the organization to go ahead and start that evaluation process now.”
McNair thanked Kubiak for what he’s done for the organization. He went to say this 11-game losing streak has been horrible, “like a nightmare…”