Head coach Gary Kubiak arrived towards the end of practice and was watching from the sideline.
“There goes Kubes!” Brown said.
According to Wade Phillips, the highlight of Thursday’s practice was seeing head coach Gary Kubiak pay the team a visit. Smith agreed.
“It was like a shot of energy,” Smith said. “It was good seeing him. He came and talked to us. It was good was back and doing well.”
Kubiak, 52, looked to be his normal self after experiencing what was diagnosed as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), often referred to as a “mini-stroke.” Center
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“You think I could be a poet?” Jones laughed. “I think he set me up for that one but I’m just glad he’s doing well and that we got to see his face out there.”
Kubiak thanked the players, who had been sending him well wishes and support via texts and messages. He also had a simple message for them.
“He just thanked everyone for our support and kind words and prayers,” Brown said. “He told us how much he missed being out there. He just told us the faith he had in us to get the job done on Sunday and that he would come back as soon as he would be able to.”
On Sunday the Texans travel to University of Phoenix stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals without Kubiak. Interim head coach Wade Phillips has assumed Kubiak’s responsibilities while he re-cooperates. The players want to win Sunday’s game for their coach who they feel has sacrificed so much for them.
“We’re going to lay it on the line,”