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This man is responsible for the Texans' failures.
Never before have I realized just how big of a difference a terrific coach can make.
Gary Kubiak has always been the emotionally stable, cool-headed, professional coach that can consistently churn out regular-season wins for any football team.
Bill Belichick, however, illustrates the necessity for a talented football team to have a coach that knows how to utilize its talents.
Kubiak was conservative, unwilling to take shots downfield to his superstar receiver Andre Johnson and his breaking-out receiver DeVier Posey.
Instead, he had Schaub constantly look for passes around the first-down marker. That strategy is good if you want to pick up a few first downs and maybe get in field goal position.
The other strategy can completely swing around the momentum of any games, create huge touchdowns and keep an offense on pace with one of the best in the league.
Belichick can plug any player into his system and utilize his talents to the max. Shane Vereen is a perfect example. So is Danny Woodhead. Neither of them are great NFL players, but Belichick knows how to set them up for success.
Meanwhile, Kubiak does not know how to, or is unwilling to, give chances to talented receivers such as Posey, Lestar Jean and Keshawn Martin, who could actually get open and create plays. And Kubiak chooses not to plug them in, as he believes that Kevin Walter is more dependable.
Whenever a coach decides to start a player who might haul in one catch a game for a short gain instead of athletes who can make something happen, you know there is a problem.
Kubiak has to change his offensive philosophy or he will have to go. The Texans will not win a Super Bowl under the current offense.