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Before today, I was saying that I thought that Gary Kubiak should get a vote or two for coach of the year. After today, I think he may have pulled into the lead for the acclaim.
No one out there would have been shocked or even disappointed if the Texans went on the road against a tough team and couldn't get the job done today. But to not only win, but win in such a fashion that no one can question this team's grit and determination speaks volumes.
Everyone wants to talk about Jim Harbaugh and what he's done with the 49ers, and I'm not taking anything away from that. But with all due respect, he hasn't done that missing his three best players like Gary Kubiak has.
Matt Schaub, Mario Williams and Andre Johnson have all missed significant time, and the former two are done for the season. What Harbaugh has accomplished with Alex Smith is impressive, no doubt. But he isn't a fifth-round rookie.
Also, to the people who want to give all the credit to Wade Phillips, you need to realize that a coach of the year award is in recognition of the entire coaching staff. If you're adding Wade into the conversation and consideration, then it's a slam dunk.
If the Texans win out, I think this is Gary's award to lose.