McNair: Texans not long-term rebuilding

McNair: Texans not long-term rebuilding
December 6, 2013, 4:00 pm
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McNair on Texans not needing to rebuild

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The Texans are the worst team in the NFL but owner Bob McNair doesn’t think that will continue into next season.

And at his Friday press conference after firing head coach Gary Kubiak, McNair made it be known that when he looks at the Texans he doesn’t see a team far away from finding success again.

“This is not a long-term rebuilding process,” McNair said. “I want to make that clear. We’ve got core players who are outstanding players and we still need to fill a few holes. We had some injuries that hurt us in key positions, in terms of leadership on the field. We have some things that we need to do but we’ve still got a good core group of players that can make for an outstanding team.”

The Texans were 10-6 in 2011 and 12-4 in 2012, winning division titles in both seasons. But the 2013 version has lost 11 straight after starting the year with two wins.

The 2014 Texans will be led by a new head coach and the process for finding that person has already started. That new coach will have head coaching experience and NFL experience, according to McNair.

But that new coach will also have a team with plenty of talent, a team that McNair thinks can return to the playoffs next season.  

“We don’t have to do a lot to get us back on track,” McNair said. “We’re going to do everything we can to do that and we expect to be right back in playoff contention next year.”

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