It was a scary night for Texans fans at Reliant Stadium last night. Not only did they see their team lose their sixth straight game, but they watched as their head coach collapsed on the sidelines at halftime.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak was stretchered off the field at halftime of their 27-24 loss to the Colts. Assistant Wade Phillips says Kubiak is doing OK.
“All his vital signs are good. He did not have a heart attack, but they are still checking on everything with him,” assistant coach Wade Phillips said after the game.
But Offensive lineman Duane Brown says it was a scary sight for the players to see their coach go down the way he did.
“You see your coach on the ground, that’s our family. It’s hard to focus on football when that happens. You’re not quite sure what’s going on. You’re confused,” Brown said.
The Texans built a 21-3 lead as new starting quarterback Case Keenum from the University of Houston threw three touchdown passes, but the Colts stormed back and took the lead for good on three Andrew Luck touchdown passes in the second half. Phillips said he liked what he saw from the young quarterback.
“We made the big plays in the first half. They made them in the second half. I thought Keenum played outstanding. I thought he played really well for us,” Phillips said.
And star wide receiver Andre Johnson said it was hard to keep his thoughts on the task at hand after Kubiak's went down.
“You try to block it out, but at the same time it’s something you’re still thinking about,” Johnson stated.
Randy Bullock missed a field goal attempt at the end of the game that would have tied the game and sent it to overtime. Keenum finished with 350 yards passing, but the Texans are now 2-6 and visit the Arizona Cardinals next Sunday.
We’ll have more on Kubiak’s health as more information comes out on KTRH and Sports Talk 790.