At some point during Gary Kubiak's proper upbringing, his parents surely told him always to choose his friends wisely. Texans fans should hope he did. Some of the assistant coaches Kubiak is considering adding to his staff are not exactly widely acclaimed and proven NFL commodities. Some of Kubiak's hires would be a hard sell for most other head coaches. They make you go, "Who?" They are his buds. They are his trusted confidants and people with whom Kubiak has had long relationships, sharing coaching offices and coaching dreams all along Kubiak's 14-year climb to the top of his profession. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/lopez/3618858.html This is something that I know I and others have grumbled about, but Kubiak does deserve his leeway as he earned the job. However, that does not mean he gets a pass if individuals and units don't get better next year. That will reside on right on Kubiak's shoulders.