RTC: Checking in on Gary Kubiak's future

January, 9, 2014
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Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

Gary Kubiak's name has surfaced for a few openings this offseason. He interviewed to be the Detroit Lions head coach on Tuesday, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. And he is on the Miami Dolphins' radar, along with Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, to be their offensive coordinator, reports ESPN Insider Adam Schefter. There's no question in my mind that Kubiak will have a coaching job next year as a head coach or coordinator if he wants one.

After a mass exodus on Saturday that was announced Tuesday, the Texans fired one more coach -- offensive line coach John Benton. They also interviewed Romeo Crennel to be defensive coordinator, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

CSNHouston.com's Dave Zangaro finds stats to back up his recollection that Case Keenum spent a lot of last season running in the wrong direction. Keenum's stats so shocked him that he used an exclamation point: "Among the 37 other quarterback who threw 200-plus passes in 2013, the average loss per sack was 6.58 yards. Keenum lost four yards more than that per sack! The next closest player on that list of 38 quarterbacks was Matt McGloin, who lost 8.83 yards per sack, but he was sacked only six times. After that, Cam Newton comes in at 7.81." It's a smart number to parse. His inability to recognize where pressure would come from, and his inability to make the right decision once it came were two things at the root of Keenum's biggest issues.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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