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Texandiver
01-22-2006, 06:55 PM
I think I just heard Channel 11 report that the Texans Bob McNair is having a news conference in a hour? Can anyone confirm what I heard? I guess it could only have to do with Kubiak.

A Texan
01-22-2006, 06:56 PM
They did say that.

Wharton
01-22-2006, 06:57 PM
Ol' Bob's justa chompin at the bit to make an announcement!

:rofl:

Tulip
01-22-2006, 07:01 PM
We were just taking bets over here over whether the Texans would wait until tomorrow.

I wish we'd have finalized terms - I would've won. :D

aj.
01-22-2006, 07:02 PM
Damm, they're not even waiting until the body is cold...

Texans Pride
01-22-2006, 07:04 PM
Would he really make the announcment this early? Seems like a slap in the face to do it only a couple hours after the game. I figured they would at least wait till Tuesday.

Maybe it is an announcment regarding Bates and or Pariani?

texanmojo
01-22-2006, 07:05 PM
Anybody know what time and what channel? It does seem a bit quick.

Texans Pride
01-22-2006, 07:07 PM
Will this be aired over the net anywhere?

Tulip
01-22-2006, 07:08 PM
I would guess that KHOU.com would do it like they did with the VY press conference, but I don't see anything on the site yet.

HoustonFan
01-22-2006, 07:09 PM
We were just taking bets over here over whether the Texans would wait until tomorrow.

I wish we'd have finalized terms - I would've won. :D

Damn. I would have lost. Seems like Bob is just antsy.

aj.
01-22-2006, 07:16 PM
I'm monitoring SportsRadio610. They are at halftime on the Rockets now but I expect they would cut away or mention something in a sports flash update if it's something big. ESPN 790 is airing the Seahawks game. Fox TV is airing the game as well so Berman can't scoop anyone.

OzzO
01-22-2006, 07:22 PM
This was noted on the 610 website as of 5:30
Steelers over the Broncos, 34-17 in the AFC Championship game Sunday afternoon which means Pittsburgh's heading to the Super Bowl while Broncos offensive coordinator, Gary Kubiaks' coming back home to Houston, where he'll take over as head coach of the Texans. Texans owner Bib McNair will address the media at 6:30 this evening.

ArlingtonTexan
01-22-2006, 07:26 PM
I'm monitoring SportsRadio610. They are at halftime on the Rockets now but I expect they would cut away or mention something in a sports flash update if it's something big. ESPN 790 is airing the Seahawks game. Fox TV is airing the game as well so Berman can't scoop anyone.

Seems like the NFL would prefer if the Texans waited until there was not a playoff game going on.

Texandiver
01-22-2006, 07:26 PM
Well 740AM could air it as all they have on the air right now is Tom Martino reruns.

aj.
01-22-2006, 07:28 PM
No mention of anything on 610. I'm sure there's a licensing thing that requires them to broadcast the entire Rockets game even if they do suck.

790 is pure national feed. There won't be anything on there...

Texandiver
01-22-2006, 07:32 PM
740Am just announced it will be carrying the press conference live.

aj.
01-22-2006, 07:33 PM
ESPN 790 just said they are carrying the news conference live.... not sure if you can get it on the stream but the out of towners might try espn790.com

Looks like everyone is picking it up....

aj.
01-22-2006, 07:35 PM
Dave Dalotti comments:

Public declaration of Kubiak as head coach forthcoming in a few minutes.

Kubiak has yet to sign a contract but will be here by mid-week to meet the local media.

Nighthawk
01-22-2006, 07:36 PM
I think I just heard Channel 11 report that the Texans Bob McNair is having a news conference in a hour? Can anyone confirm what I heard? I guess it could only have to do with Kubiak.

That's a classy deal. Why didn't he call a press conference for halftime? He's a fool. Should wait until Monday like anybody else with an ounce of class would do.

EDIT: OK, somehow the bad Nighthawk took over and wrote that he's a fool/ounce of class stuff. I totally reject myself. McNair has several ounces of class, but he still shouldn't have called a press conference today, and not in the middle of the NFC playoff game.

aj.
01-22-2006, 07:38 PM
Maybe it will allow them to act on Bates tonight before the Rams get him.


What's funny is the radio feed on 790 is at least 2 or 3 seconds ahead of TV..... heard about that sack before I saw it...

Jack Bauer
01-22-2006, 07:38 PM
That's a classy deal. Why didn't he call a press conference for halftime? He's a fool. Should wait until Monday like anybody else with an ounce of class would do.

If it weren't already the worst kept secret around, I could see your point. As it is, I don't.

Jack Bauer
01-22-2006, 07:39 PM
Maybe it will allow them to act on Bates tonight before the Rams get him.

Exactly. This is a business.

Speedy
01-22-2006, 07:40 PM
That's a classy deal. Why didn't he call a press conference for halftime? He's a fool. Should wait until Monday like anybody else with an ounce of class would do.
That may be the dumbest post I've ever seen on here.

texansfan88
01-22-2006, 07:40 PM
isn't it 6:40? and the press conference was 6:30? and no one is covering it yet? maybe its a hoax haha

Jack Bauer
01-22-2006, 07:40 PM
Is any TV station going to carry it?

OzzO
01-22-2006, 07:41 PM
67 people viewing this thread. Ha!!

aj.
01-22-2006, 07:44 PM
Where's the Jeopardy theme when you need it?

Texans Pride
01-22-2006, 07:44 PM
Thanks everyone for letting us out-of-towners know. Do we have an exact time that it is going to start?

Nighthawk
01-22-2006, 07:44 PM
If it weren't already the worst kept secret around, I could see your point. As it is, I don't.

OK. You can get remarried while the wife is still in the church. Me, I'm waiting a day.

Jack Bauer
01-22-2006, 07:47 PM
OK. You can get remarried while the wife is still in the church. Me, I'm waiting a day.

As already mentioned, there are other things to consider like getting the DC in the fold. THIS IS A BUSINESS. Your analogy is bad. I don't think the wife that is still in the church(Broncos) are upset about this at all. They are happy about the husband (Kubiak) remarrying. Get it?

Kimmy
01-22-2006, 07:48 PM
KHOU has it as "breaking news" on their website

TEXANRED
01-22-2006, 07:50 PM
That's a classy deal. Why didn't he call a press conference for halftime? He's a fool. Should wait until Monday like anybody else with an ounce of class would do.
I'm sorry, maybe I am missreading your thread. Are you calling McNair Classless? Really? I've seen alot of badgering and comments on this board that has made me go hmm, and have had to practice great restraint in not caling some posters a fool or being foolish. But to call McNair, of all people classless...........

Texans Pride
01-22-2006, 07:50 PM
The Texans main website has a picture of Kubiak and a title that reads "Kubiak is the man"

Says details will follow soon.

texansfan88
01-22-2006, 07:50 PM
if that is accurate, mcnair has already made the announcement (says McNair says) which means press conference is either over or in progress. good job by the media to cover it

Jack Bauer
01-22-2006, 07:52 PM
if that is accurate, mcnair has already made the announcement (says McNair says) which means press conference is either over or in progress. good job by the media to cover it

Yep. Media proves what they are worth in Houston, Texas...

RTP2110
01-22-2006, 07:53 PM
ESPN Reports...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2302213

Wharton
01-22-2006, 07:54 PM
*sniff, cry, sniff*

I'm sooooo happy!

*sniff, shiff*

:crying:

tiger06
01-22-2006, 07:57 PM
Alright! I think Kubes will do well here.

Wolf
01-22-2006, 07:57 PM
makes you wonder where this franchise would be if Kubiak would have been hired the 1st time he was interviewed:stirpot:

aj.
01-22-2006, 07:58 PM
Yep. Media proves what they are worth in Houston, Texas...

That press release has been prepared for a while. The Texans are just now allowed to share it with the media members who have made it to the auditorium. They have probably been passing out the copy for the past few minutes and what you are seeing on ESPN and the websites reflects what's stated in the copy. The report was that the news conference will be carried live so I'm guessing it hasn't happened yet. This post is at 6:58 local.

Wolf
01-22-2006, 07:59 PM
ESPN Reports...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2302213


A Broncos source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen last week that the Texans told USC that Reggie Bush would be selected with the No. 1 pick, despite a rise in public sentiment after the Rose Bowl that Houston select Texas quarterback Vince Young.

That assurance was given because it was in line with Kubiak's philosophy.

A Broncos source told Mortensen that Kubiak believes current Houston quarterback David Carr can flourish with a new offense headlined by Bush and wide receiver Andre Johnson.



wonder what source that is :rolleyes:

Jack Bauer
01-22-2006, 08:01 PM
That press release has been prepared for a while. The Texans are just now allowed to share it with the media members who have made it to the auditorium. They have probably been passing out the copy for the past few minutes and what you are seeing on ESPN and the websites reflects what's stated in the copy. The report was that the news conference will be carried live so I'm guessing it hasn't happened yet. This post is at 6:58 local.

Thanks aj!

aj.
01-22-2006, 08:02 PM
Robert Hensley is reporting now on 740....


here we go...

aj.
01-22-2006, 08:03 PM
It happened.....

So much for live coverage.

Very brief. All he said was "I look forward to getting Gary down here" so we can get on with things......yaddda yadda

I can understand why there was no live coverage. The statements were very brief and I doubt there were many media members there...

Texans Pride
01-22-2006, 08:07 PM
Nice job AJ getting the information out to us!

We appriciate it bud.

Jack Bauer
01-22-2006, 08:08 PM
I want to hear from Gary anyway and I know that won't happen until probably Wednesday!

Edited based on aj's info!

Jack Bauer
01-22-2006, 08:18 PM
Nice job AJ getting the information out to us!

We appriciate it bud.

Yes, thanks aj!

aj.
01-22-2006, 08:23 PM
I just traded emails with one of my 'sources' and it appears that Kubiak's introduction to the Houston media hasn't been scheduled. I'm sure more details will come out tomorrow. I'm guessing Wednesday for the local press conf. based on what I've heard...

Double Barrel
01-22-2006, 08:38 PM
It happened.....

So much for live coverage.

Very brief. All he said was "I look forward to getting Gary down here" so we can get on with things......yaddda yadda

I can understand why there was no live coverage. The statements were very brief and I doubt there were many media members there...

Sweet! :thumbup Thanks for the update.

Onward and upward! :texflag:

bdiddy
01-22-2006, 08:50 PM
Video up on houstontexans.com of Mr. McNair.

Texas
01-22-2006, 09:07 PM
On NFL.com they just announced that Kubiak has been chosen and will be down during the middle of the week...

Wolf
01-22-2006, 09:59 PM
Gary Kubiak named new Texans head coach

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP SPORTS WRITER

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans will hire Denver offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to take over the worst team in the league and help decide what to do with the first pick in the draft.

Texans owner Bob McNair said during a news conference Sunday that the hiring won't be completed until later in the week. The Texans couldn't negotiate a contract with Kubiak until the Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs.

McNair's announcement came about an hour after Denver lost to Pittsburgh in the AFC championship game.

"Hopefully we'll have him down here by the middle of the week and he will then be assembling a staff," McNair said.

McNair said he planned to speak with Kubiak later Sunday.

There's been speculation for weeks that Kubiak would become the Texans' second coach, replacing Dom Capers.

Capers was fired a day after Houston finished its season 2-14. He had led the team since its inception four seasons ago.

Houston won four games in its first season, five in 2003 and seven last season before its 2005 meltdown.

Kubiak has been a highly regarded coaching prospect for several years, but this will be his first head coaching job at any level. He spent the last 11 years with Mike Shanahan in Denver, helping the team to back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 1998 and 1999.

"To lose him is going to be tough," Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer said. "He really helped me step up in my career. We'll miss him but at the same time you're excited for him. He deserves it and he's a great football coach."

McNair said the improvements Plummer made under Kubiak's tutelage were a big draw.

"They've made great strides in improving the performance of Jake Plummer and I think Gary's responsible for that," he said.

The Texans formally interviewed four offensive coordinators and six total candidates, but Kubiak was the front-runner from the beginning. It certainly didn't hurt that he played in Denver for Dan Reeves, who is working for Houston as a consultant to McNair.

McNair said he chose Kubiak because he wants to revive Houston's sagging offense, which was ranked 30th in the league and managed just 253.3 yards per game in 2005.

"I think that the biggest challenge that we have is from the standpoint of putting together an effective offense," McNair said. "We've had difficulty with that process in the past."

What direction the offense is heading will hinge, at least in part, on what the Texans do with the No. 1 pick in April's draft.

Will they select running back Reggie Bush, the Heisman Trophy winner from Southern California, or Houston's favorite son, quarterback Vince Young, who led Texas to the national championship?

The Texans already have David Carr, a former first overall pick, at quarterback and seem reluctant to give up on him.

A third option is that the Texans will decide they have too many holes to fill and trade down.

Kubiak, a Houston native and former Texas A&M quarterback, played for Reeves and backed up John Elway from 1983-91. He had a 4-1 record as a starter.

He returned briefly to coach at his alma mater - in College Station, about 90 miles from Houston - then joined Shanahan on George Seifert's staff in San Francisco in 1994. With Shanahan as the offensive coordinator and Kubiak as the quarterbacks coach, the 49ers won the Super Bowl and Steve Young was named the MVP.

Shanahan became the Broncos' coach the following season and took Kubiak with him. Since then, the Broncos have had one of the league's top 10 offenses in 10 of 11 seasons. The Broncos ranked fifth in total offense in 2005.

Kubiak was a candidate for the job the first time around and was interviewed in 2001 before the Texans picked Capers.

McNair said Kubiak was much more prepared for the interview this time and that he was "very impressive." He said he told Kubiak after the 2001 interview that he thought he needed "a little more experience" before he became a head coach.

McNair said Kubiak recently told him: "'You were right back then, but I can just tell you I'm ready now.'"

"And I thought he was," McNair said

http://dwb.newsobserver.com/24hour/sports/nfl/story/3094750p-11798291c.html

Wolf
01-22-2006, 10:11 PM
Once Kubiak takes over as the Texans head coach, he then can focus on the task of assembling an offensive staff. It's not going to be easy. Kubiak is going to need an offensive coordinator, someone to help deploy the same successful run-blocking schemes the Broncos have used for years. Problem is, Kubiak's good friend, Rick Dennison, the Broncos offensive line coach, is still under contract in Denver.

It's doubtful that Broncos coach Mike Shanahan will allow Dennison to leave, especially since Denver does not have a suitable replacement to coach its offensive line.

Should Kubiak be prohibited from bringing Dennison with him to Denver, he always could turn to another close old friend -- former Broncos and Falcons offensive line coach Alex Gibbs, a Hall of Fame quality offensive line coach.

The Falcons recently have explored the possibility of bringing back Gibbs, but they could have competition for his services


http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/9181616

texman8
01-22-2006, 10:11 PM
I'm hoping he can announce who the OC/DC will be for Texans. Also, I hope Kubiak will get a contract comparable to what Saunders and G. Williams receive from Skins. This is a great start for the Texans' franchise. Hopefully, we will make smart moves to better our team. ( Attn: CC )

gwallaia
01-22-2006, 10:12 PM
Since Denver lost the AFC Championship, will the entire Bronco's coaching staff coach the AFC Pro Bowl team?

texman8
01-22-2006, 10:14 PM
Wow! Possibility of getting Gibbs will be a positive step for Texans.

ensign_lee
01-22-2006, 10:29 PM
Wow! Possibility of getting Gibbs will be a positive step for Texans.

???

TexansAllTheWayBaby
01-22-2006, 10:29 PM
Just wanted to make it official. Mr. McNair held a press brefing this evening to inform the media that Gary Kubiak will be the next head coach of the Houston Texans.

Negotiations will take place around mid week, he will then selected his coaching staff, and then evaluate personell and prepare for the draft.

run-david-run
01-22-2006, 10:32 PM
where did that come from? who said anything about Gibbs?

Wolf
01-22-2006, 10:36 PM
where did that come from? who said anything about Gibbs?


http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/9181616

alex gibbs.. is a friend of Gary's (yeah we are on first name basis LOL) and they are saying the OL coach for denver is still under contract so possibility that he won't be coming here (Dennison).

David's Busted Carr
01-22-2006, 10:42 PM
I just finished reading Bob McNair's press briefing about the hiring of Gary Kubiak! EXCELLENT hiring too, I'm very excited about that! Anyway, McNair repeatedly says that Kubiak's hometown roots were one of the MAJOR factors in the ultimate decision to offer Kubiak the job. He must say that at least 5 or 6 times.

Hmmmm, makes you think a little bit about how McNair would think about drafting hometown product Vince Young. I know Kubiak will have major pull with this pick, but McNair will ultimately have to sign off on the pick and if Houston roots are that important to him Vince might be his guy. Especially for a QB which is the face of your franchise! Plus you get Kubiak (Aggie) and VY (Longhorn) and you're covered! :)

And a side note. I'm thinking Denver getting waxed and Plummer having a horrible game might have Kubiak view Carr a little differently. Carr and Plummer have extremely similar styles and maybe Kubiak will now look at his last game with Plummer and realize he needs better than an average "game manager" QB!

bakerooskie
01-22-2006, 10:51 PM
Well, if hometown roots is better basis for taking the number 1 draft pick, I wanna know when talent went out of the door... Vince Young is a great athlete, but Reggie Bush is too good a player to pass up... This guy has proven that everytime he puts on a uniform, he makes big things happen... We have a quarterback, we just need to use him better, give him a little more protection, we have great hands to throw it too with Andre Johnson and Corey Bradford, Jabar Gaffney too... We need to focus on our pass protection, and David Carr will put out tremendous numbers... With Reggie Bush, it's a double threat offense... Think it over...

Mario Williams
01-22-2006, 10:58 PM
(on why he chose Kubiak) “I think the biggest challenge we have is from the standpoint of putting together an effective offense. We’ve had difficulty with that process in the past. Gary Kubiak is a person who played quarterback in the NFL. He has coached quarterbacks, he’s been an offensive coordinator. He has worked with young quarterbacks and been very successful. He worked with John Elway and of course, he’s a Hall of Famer. Then of course, they acquired Jake Plummer and they’ve made great strides in improving the performance of Jake Plummer and I think Gary’s responsible for that. I think that will fit in quite well with our team and allow us to make the most progress.”

Spells Carr

LoneStarState
01-23-2006, 12:22 AM
Spells Carr
Yeah - the talk about developing Plummer makes me think they'll keep Carr, too.

AustinJB
01-23-2006, 12:51 AM
Spells Carr

Yeah...or the fact that he could develop a new YOUNG QB that they acquire through the draft.

Wake up people....you're reading too much into their words. Their speaking this way intentially....so that you can take what they mean and use it anyway you want to. It's called "Coach-speak".

If you're a proponent of Carr, you can take it to mean that they're going to groom Carr. If you're a proponent of VY, you can take it to mean that they're going to be better equipped to groom VY. They are not going to reveal their cards yet.:ok:

aj.
01-23-2006, 07:22 AM
The full transcript of McNair's press conference:

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/news_detail.php?PRKey=2358

I'm hearing Thursday for the local meet the media.



Since Denver lost the AFC Championship, will the entire Bronco's coaching staff coach the AFC Pro Bowl team?
No

O.G.
01-23-2006, 08:30 AM
Yeah...or the fact that he could develop a new YOUNG QB that they acquire through the draft.

Wake up people....you're reading too much into their words. Their speaking this way intentially....so that you can take what they mean and use it anyway you want to. It's called "Coach-speak".

If you're a proponent of Carr, you can take it to mean that they're going to groom Carr. If you're a proponent of VY, you can take it to mean that they're going to be better equipped to groom VY. They are not going to reveal their cards yet.:ok:

We'll know soon, when is that they (the Texans) have to pick up Carr's option? I am a supporter of all the above via Keeping Carr and getting Young, trading car and Getting Young or keeping Carr and getting Bush. The face of the franchise will do fine regardless which person we select. Atlanta is still doing well Marketing wise with Vick last time I checked and San Diego is doing great with LT. Side note, you already know who Reggie Bush is working out with in his hometown of San Diego.

ccdude730
01-25-2006, 10:21 AM
heres some more praises from the broncos about kubiak.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_3434624

"What was so great is Kubiak knew how to communicate. He was always the buffer. You knew he was in your corner," former Denver tight end Shannon Sharpe said. "Mike Shanahan doesn't do a whole lot of talking to players outside the big meeting room. Kubiak did all the installation of the game plan. Kubiak did all the correction when you messed up. The Broncos? They're going to miss him."
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Shanahan expects to lose more Broncos assistants as Kubiak fills his staff in Houston. For center Tom Nalen, who has bled orange to make the Denver offense a long-running smash hit, to even consider joining the Texans in free agency should be a clue as to the respect Kubiak commands.

even for those who are carr bashers should be a little excited. i know i am :redtowel:

AustinJB
01-25-2006, 02:22 PM
even for those who are carr bashers should be a little excited. i know i am :redtowel:

While I don't consider myself a "Carr basher," I am a proponent of getting a better QB while we have the opportunity. With that said, even if we keep Carr, I am VERY happy to get Kubes!:)

Bellthebest
01-25-2006, 06:19 PM
Im a Bronco fan here telling you that you guys will enjoy Kubiak as your coach. Just think that when you guys get Reggie Bush and Incorporate the Broncos running scheme with Reggie! Shanahan has already admitted that Kubiak called the plays most of the time so i think that you guys will have a great running game this year.. But can you tell me, what is going to happen with Dominack Davis??

jacquescas
01-25-2006, 06:22 PM
i think they are going to split time. instead of thunder and lightning we will have lightning and lightning, the electrical storm. forget thunder thats too slow. light speed baby.

edo783
01-25-2006, 07:34 PM
i think they are going to split time. instead of thunder and lightning we will have lightning and lightning, the electrical storm. forget thunder thats too slow. light speed baby.

More like distant thunder and close lightning IMO. I doubt very many would put DD in the lightning class, but he isn't heavy thunder either.