On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating

    The Houston Texans are Back to Football, so it’s time for you to get Back To Tailgating at the Academy Sports and Outdoors in Village Plaza at Bunker Hill on Saturday, August 29 from 2-4pm.

    Join the Houston Texans Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, TORO, and the Deep Steel Thunder for this free event that includes live music and fun games.  Learn from the best of the best as the H-E-B Tailgaters of the Game show you exactly how to prepare for the 2015 season.

    Info - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/back-to-tailgating.html

  • Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

  • Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 30, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (2351 Earl Rudder Fwy, College Station, TX 77845) from 1-2 PM and Wings 'N More (1511 University Dr. E., College Station, TX  77840) from 3-4 PM on Sunday, August 30, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    FORMER SAFETY, #38 DANIEAL MANNING
    FORMER GUARD, #74 WADE SMITH

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sun., Aug. 30, 2015 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

  • Tue., Sep. 01, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon pres. by Amegy Bank of Texas

    The Houston Texans Team Luncheon is set for Tuesday, September 1 from noon – 2pm with the entire Texans team.  Hear from Head Coach Bill O’Brien and top Texans players as they prepare for the 2015 season!

    Info - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/team-luncheon.html

  • Sat., Sep. 05, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

  • Sat., Sep. 05, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Sep. 06, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk

    Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Sept. 6 from 1-3 PM.

    Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!

    Info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/kickoffatkemah.html

  • Sun., Sep. 06, 2015 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

News

Print
RSS

Players react to Gary Kubiak's surprise visit

Posted Nov 7, 2013

Players react to seeing head coach Gary Kubiak who made surprise visit during Thursday's practice.

As offensive linemen Duane Brown and Wade Smith walked up to the line of scrimmage during Thursday’s practice, they saw an unexpected guest.

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 Chris Myers felt the best part of seeing Kubiak was the reassurance that he was doing better. The team had not seen or spoken with the head coach since his collapse during halftime of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to Indianapolis.

“Yeah, that was a nice little surprise to be able to see Coach Kub out there,” Myers said. “After this past game and everything that went down, you’re obviously just wondering if he’s OK. After the game, you kind of get the assurance and, throughout the next couple of days, you find out exactly what’s going on. But you didn’t know when you were going to see him next. With that kind of a situation, it’s a day-to-day thing. For him to come out and surprise us right in the middle of practice was pretty cool. You’re going through your team sessions and you just see him standing him in the corner, it’s like seeing a buddy. It’s pretty cool to be able to have him out there.”

Kubiak , described by linebacker Brooks Reed as “upbeat,” even managed to create some confusion with a practical joke he pulled on Ben Jones, thanking him for the poem he wrote.
 
“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,” Johnathan Joseph said. “We do it each and every Sunday, but I’m sure we’re going to have an extra little pump in our step, just for Coach Kub. Because we know what it means to him and, to not have him with us on the road, it’s going to get us even more motivated.”

Twitter.com/DeepSlant

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News