Originally Posted by gary
Why not hire a better coach if he were to become available by another team and keep Wade rather than just giving Gary an extension?
McNair believes in maintaining harmony. He wants a known commodity.
A lot of factors, fair or not, will ensure that he stays our HC. The chiefest reason is that we've had crazy injuries to our best QB and our best WR. This was a lockout year, and the team still won the division. A fifth-round rookie QB won the Bengals game and ensured a playoff appearance for us. Gary kept his hands off the defense and Wade turned that ship around from worst to first.
All these things point toward McNair seeking as low of a risk on the future as he can, which means retaining Kubiak as HC. This thing has a very Tom Landry Early Years feel to it, btw. Great football mind, very stoic and had a poker face on the sideline, was obsessed about the details to the point that he felt the players would succeed if they JUST carried out his plans and strategies and the way he designed plays and called plays. Staubach is on record as saying that he knows Landry didn't value players much because Landry vehemently maintained that it was "the system" and not the players that mattered most. Sounds a lot like Plug-n-Play tactics of Shanahan and Kubiak to me, right?
Not saying he becomes LIKE Landry completely, but I think McNair feels he is on the verge of creating a dynasty if he just keeps things the way they are.