No sidelines for Texans Coach Gary Kubiak this weekend

November 22, 2013 2:54:42 PM PST
Texans coach Gary Kubiak will spend another Sunday looking down on the Reliant Stadium field again.

He made the announcement Friday during a team press conference. He was in the press box last week against Oakland and he'll be back there Sunday when the team takes on Jacksonville. He's been kept off the sidelines since suffering a mini-stroke at halftime of the Texans game against Indianapolis.

"I lost the war," joked Kubiak about coaching from above for the second straight week. "I listen to (doctors) and talk to them. I just say I understand their decision. Just glad to get back and be out there and go to work. I'll just keep listening to them and we'll go week-to-week

As for the team, they're trying to get back on track against Jacksonville and part of that is figuring out what's going on in the second half of games.

"We just need to focus in the third quarter, focus and pay attention to details," said running back Ben Tate. "It's tough because most of these games at halftime, we're winning."

"Got to keep practicing, keep game planning, trying to get better every day and do what we do and the wins will come," said tight end Garrett Graham.

The Texans are 2-8, mired in the worst losing streak in franchise history, having lost 8 in a row. This Sunday, they take on the only team with fewer wins in Jacksonville. But to beat the Jags, Houston will have to do something they didn't do last time these two teams hooked up -- slow down Chad Henne.

"I think he's a dang good player," said Kubiak. "He's been through a lot of systems, bounced around a few team. I think, knowing what he did, came in here last year and how he played against us, so we understand that better than anybody."

Henne threw for 354 yards and 4 touchdowns in last year's meeting at Reliant. Houston won that game in overtime.

Sunday's game is at noon.

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