It has been a nightmarish season so far for the Houston Texans and head coach Gary Kubiak is definitely feeling the blame. Is the stress getting to be too much for Kubiak? As the Associated Press reported on November 3, Kubiak collapsed Sunday night while leaving the field at halftime of Houston’s 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
The Texans, a team that entered the season with high expectations, have now lost six straight games, their starting quarterback and now have to worry about their head coach. According to reports, Kubiak hunched over and then dropped to his knees at the 24-yard line. After receiving immediate attention by medical personnel, Kubiak was taken off the field in a stretcher and taken by cart to the ambulance.
It is uncertain as to what caused the collapse, but the Texans head coach is in stable condition. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over for Kubiak and also took over a team that was obviously shaken and concerned about their coach.
“It’s on you’re mind when you’re out there playing,” receiver Andre Johnson said following the game. “But you try to focus on the game and just go out and do your job.”
Still, it had to be distracting for the team who lost a lead in the game and eventually ended up losing.
Houston general manager Rick Smith did address the situation in an interview with NBC.
“He had an episode; he was light-headed and dizzy. He was evaluated by a number of specialists…he is awake and coherent.”
The 52-year-old Kubiak had no known health issues before his collapse and it is unknown as to when the Texans will see their coach back on the sidelines.