Houston Texans' Head Coach Gary Kubiak: An Imaginary Interview

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 07:  Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak looks on from the sideline during the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on December 7, 2008 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Texans defeated the Packers 24-21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Dustin RoederCorrespondent IMay 18, 2009

Rather than just post a list of questions I'd like to ask, I'm going to play the role of Gary Kubiak, as well.


Q: What did you learn most from Mike Shanahan?

Gary: I learned that finding an RB is easy in later rounds. It's best not to pay for one in Free Agency.

Q: Why did you spend all that money on Ahman Green, then?

Gary: We were desperate for an RB. We thought Ahman would be good for us. He's shown that he still has it; unfortunately, he's gotten banged up.

Q: What really went down in the 2006 draft? Was Reggie Bush whom you wanted?

Gary: I'm not going to say he was, or that he wasn't. We got Mario, who turned out to be one the best picks at the top of that draft.

Q: Speaking of Mario Williams, he is really starting to become an all-everything defensive end. What does he need to be one of the best ever?

Gary: He just needs to do what he's been doing—coming in, working hard every day, and keeping that desire to be the best. As long as he keeps doing it, he will achieve it.

Q: How good can the defensive line be with Mario and Okoye?

Gary: It can be great. We brought in Antonio Smith to take some pressure off of both those guys. Okoye's only 21. He's young and he's still learning. We're going to be a much better defense this year.

Q: Why is your defense so much better than the Broncos?

Gary: Mike's a good coach, contrary to what has been said. He cares about defense, too. I think what really sets us apart from the Broncos is our high draft choices. Mike never had the chance to take the best player in the draft, or even one of the top five. Denver will be alright on defense, now that they've got some players.

Q: What will the Texans' record be this year?

Gary: We'll be good—better than some people think. As long as we can score a few touchdowns and the defense holds up their end, we'll win a bunch of games.

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