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  • LORK 88
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    Originally posted by WhoDeyBengals View Post
    I know it's a bit off topic, but congrats to the Texans on the season they had this year. Going 8-8 in THAT division is amazing. I expect big things down the road. :clap:
    Thanks man, it doesn't seem like a big deal to a lot of people, but it was a huge step for the team. We've still got a ways to go, but we're slowly getting there. Good luck to yall next year!!

    Originally posted by theshiverman
    Dude, that running game will be like nothing the texans have ever seen before, expect the pass protection to improve too.
    Thats what I've been hearing, I'm looking forward to what our offense will be with a running game. It hasn't been the same since Domanick Davis was injured, but I'm sure Gibbs will make his seasons look like nothing.

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  • theshiverman
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    Originally posted by LORK 88 View Post
    Great hire, definitely something to get excited about. Our running game hasn't been the same since Domanick Davis got hurt for his career, but I'm sure that Gibbs will be able to greatly help us in that area.
    Dude, that running game will be like nothing the texans have ever seen before, expect the pass protection to improve too.

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  • WhoDeyBengals
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    Originally posted by LORK 88 View Post
    Great hire, definitely something to get excited about. Our running game hasn't been the same since Domanick Davis got hurt for his career, but I'm sure that Gibbs will be able to greatly help us in that area.
    I know it's a bit off topic, but congrats to the Texans on the season they had this year. Going 8-8 in THAT division is amazing. I expect big things down the road. :clap:

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  • LORK 88
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    Great hire, definitely something to get excited about. Our running game hasn't been the same since Domanick Davis got hurt for his career, but I'm sure that Gibbs will be able to greatly help us in that area.

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  • VADER72
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    And Kyle is now the OC.

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  • Gurada
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    I read on the EPSN ticker than they hired him.

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  • Peerless
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    Good addition....

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  • theshiverman
    started a topic Kubiak wants Alex Gibbs in Houston

    Kubiak wants Alex Gibbs in Houston

    Texans pursuing Gibbs once again
    Kubiak wants to hire mentor as top assistant


    By JOHN MCCLAIN
    Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle


    For the second time since he became the Texans' coach in 2006, Gary Kubiak is pursuing Alex Gibbs.

    Kubiak is hoping to hire Gibbs, a longtime NFL offensive line coach, as assistant head coach in place of Mike Sherman, who left to become the head coach at Texas A&M.

    Gibbs would not serve as the offensive coordinator or offensive line coach.

    The offensive coordinator is expected to be quarterbacks coach Kyle Shanahan or another candidate. Kubiak has interviewed former UCLA coach Karl Dorrell.

    John Benton, who is highly respected by the players and coaches, is coming off his second season as the offensive line coach. The linemen made significant improvement during the 8-8 season.

    Gibbs, 66, who has retired at least two times and returned, is one of Kubiak's mentors.

    In 13 of his 20 years as a player and assistant coach with the Denver Broncos, Kubiak worked with Gibbs, who is regarded as one of the best line coaches in NFL history.

    When Mike Shanahan hired Kubiak as his offensive coordinator in 1995, Gibbs was hired as assistant head coach/offensive line.

    "Alex raised me as a coordinator," Kubiak said Tuesday. "When Mike hired me as offensive coordinator, I was young (32), and he knew I needed some tough love. So he threw me in the room with Alex. I learned how to be a coach from Alex Gibbs. He taught me the mindset of coaching."

    When Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith became interested in acquiring Atlanta quarterback Matt Schaub, one of the first coaches they contacted was Gibbs, who told Kubiak that Schaub would fit in well playing in his system.

    "Alex is one of the best coaches I've ever seen," Kubiak said. "I wouldn't be sitting here today if not for Alex. He taught me so much about the game, and I know what he can do for our team if we're fortunate enough to get him."

    Gibbs was supposed to retire after the 2003 season with the Broncos, but Atlanta coach Jim Mora Jr. convinced him to come out of retirement.

    He was going to retire after two seasons with the Falcons, but Mora convinced him to return for one more year.

    Gibbs, who was out of football last season, also has been the offensive line coach at Oakland, Kansas City, San Diego and Indianapolis.
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