Gary Kubiak Deserves Bulk Of Credit For Case Keenum's Emergence

The Houston Texans rode a wave of emotion on Sunday night.

At first, hometown hero Case Keenum appeared to have won the Texans their third game of the season with three huge touchdowns to fellow Houston legend Andre Johnson. And then, halftime came and all the sudden the wheels fell off of the Texans’ train. Houston took a 21-3 lead into the half, but it’s was what happened during the intermission that changed the entire pace of the game.

Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field while retreating back to the locker room and was taken to a nearby hospital in a move that many are calling “precautionary.” The 52-year-old head coach has no history of health issues, but appeared to be in considerable pain and was stopped in his tracks. Thankfully, reports say that Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack and did not lose consciousness during the episode.

Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts came out with a head of steam in the second half as three touchdowns from T.Y. Hilton and three missed field goals from Texans’ kicker Randy Bullock allowed the Colts to steal a 27-24 win. However, this was a total coming-out party for second-year quarterback Keenum, who was actually given the starting role from Kubiak.

While we all hope for the best in terms of Kubiak; good NFL fans should thank him for having the cuts to give the Houston native an opportunity of a lifetime.

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