I know I've been one of the biggest Kubiak detractors in the past, and I'd never shy away from that. But when it was announced that Wade Phillips would be hired to run the defense while Gary would stay on one more year, I was fine with the decision.
With what has seemed like a head coach duo more than anything, the coaching situation couldn't be any better. This is basically an elite offensive coordinator paired with one of the greatest defensive coordinators in the history of the game. It doesn't get better than that.
We all know what Wade Phillips has done this year, and I can't say enough about that. But it's time to give Gary some love, too. No way does Bob McNair let Kubiak head into next season on an expiring deal. He should get an extension before the end of the season solely based on still finding ways to win with your two best players out for the season and the third one missing most of the year.
With Phillips, you know he's going to get offers to be a head coach again, and it's terrifying. But I honestly think Wade has made his money, and he is happy to be back home doing what he is the best at.
This is the coaching duo I want to see leading this franchise for the next five or six years at least.
And I believe that is Bob McNair's plan, too.
Mike Kerns is a featured columnist for the Houston Texans at Bleacher Report. Feel free to follow him on Twitter and catch his latest Texans podcast at State of The Texans.