Originally Posted by houstonspartan
Generally, I like Steph Stradley's blog. But, when it comes to Gary Kubiak, I can't read her. She loves the guy, will defend him through ANYTHING, and is not necessarily impartial. Other than that, she's great. But when it comes to Kubiak, she has a massive blind spot.
As a friend messaged me last night: "Kubiak should write Wade checks, because if it wasn't for him, Kubiak would have been fired two years ago."
Eh. All coaches and players have strengths and weaknesses. When everybody was talking just about Kubiak's weaknesses, nobody was talking about his strengths. So it might seem like I'm being partial, but really I'm trying to bring balance to the discussion.
When everybody was talking about firing Kubiak two seasons ago, he had the 2nd most efficient offense in the league. It's actually hard to win 6 games/be competitive in more when you have the worst defense in the league.
Was it Kubiak's desire to go into the 2010 season with an entirely inexperienced secondary? Don't know. But it is pretty easy to say that the Texans would have a much better team if they got better coaching on the defensive side of the ball.
Ultimately, if I thought the Texans would have had a better shot at winning faster if Kubiak was fired in 2010, I would have advocated for it. I've advocated for various firings in the past. But for me, at the time, I didn't think that was worth doing, especially when the rumor was that Rick Smith was going to stay and Kubiak was going to get fired. That rumor made not one lick of sense to me.
In any event, I was right, you were wrong. Neener neener. You can call that a blind spot, but I call it scoreboard.
(But thanks for the kind words on non-Kubiak topics.