There are lots of reasons why he shouldn't be extended, but most importantly, it is because he does not deserve to be extended. He has not done enough to show that he is the coach to lead this team to the championship level. Let me illustrate the reasons why: 1. Pathetic divisional record. If you can't win in the division, you can't make the playoffs. Even with multiple teams imploding at the end of the season, our 1-5 divisional record damned us to another year of irrelevance in the postseason. If you can't win in the division, you don't deserve to be extended. 2. Way too stubborn. Gary wasted 1/2 of our season trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. How stubborn do you have to be to bring back Chris Brown and be so myopic to think it would actually work out. Then when the guy costs you at least 2 football games, you still stick with him because you are too stubborn to admit you and Rick screwed up. He also insisted on trying to run the ball when it was painfully obvious that our passing game gave us the best chance to win. Gary also showed the epitome of stubborness by continuing to start Chris Myers even though he is one of the worst starting Centers in the history of the league....but he was a Bronco so he got Gary's vote. Head Coaches need to show accountability and flexibility. To keep trotting out guys that suck when there are other capable guys available, just shows how he tries to be everyone's friend too much and doesn't hold people accountable. 3. Pathetic game management and in-game adjustments. Kubiak got outcoached by rookie head coaches in every instance this year. His decisions on requesting replay reviews were some of the worst decisions ever. Him calling timeout after Moats fumble was ruled down by contact giving Caldwell a chance to look over it cost us the season. First and Goal at the 1 yard line is invaluable and you shouldn't risk that to run 15 seconds off the clock. Are you so afraid of Peyton having :30 seconds that you are willing to risk a golden scoring opportunity. Just a moronic call. Maybe he was too busy hiding his head because he was afraid to watch that he didn't realize what game situation he is in. As for ingame adjustments, the fact that the team can't put together 2 halves of football is an idictment of our coaching staff as much as anything. 4. The offensive coordinator is going to be changed anyways. What if Gary and the new OC can't get the job done like they did this year. Do we want to be liable for the rest of the contract if we aren't even sure of what we are going to get next year from the offense after Lil' Shanny is presumably gone? Gary is having a hard of enough time to be a decent head coach than to have to run/rewire the offense next year. 5. Horrible clock management. We all know this is true. It's been evident since the day he got here. 6. Plays scared and can't even watch plays happen because he is so afraid of failure he can't watch. Not exactly inspirational. 7. His teams come out flat too much to start games and/or after halftime. He must have a problem delivering speeches to players and inspiring them because they are often flat and uninspired. He gives a great speech and everyone makes a big deal and they win and he calls out some of our stars (Mario) and they play well. Why not give a great speech every week? Why wait until you are almost mathematically eliminated from playoffs till you actually start being proactive? You can't pick your spots to inspire the troops when your playing the Rams and Seahawks. You need to make it happen every week, especially in division. 8. He is a .500 coach who has never gotten us to the playoffs. I don't see any reason why he should be extended past next year. If he can get the team to play well next year and we are at the midpoint 5-3 or better and some of his aforementioned shortcomings show improvement or are eliminated, I am all for him getting an extension. But reaching .500 as a coach and underachieving for the balance of the season, is not a reason to reup the guy. I am willing to welcome Kubiak back but to give him a new contract extension reeks of the same scent of failure that giving Carr the maximum extension had. Just carebear attitude from a carebear organization that has created a lot of careless players. And if Gary has a problem with being .500 and not getting an extension, lets give ole Bill Cowher a call.