08:34 AM ET 12.27 | Gary Kubiak and the Texans gave up a 17-point lead to a team with a quarterback making his second start, which makes things hard on the head coach's job security. To Kubiak's credit, he didn't even try to mount a defense. He seems to know where this is heading, and he's handling it with grace. These Texans are his Texans. They are his players and his coaches. General manager Rick Smith is his guy, too. In five seasons, Kubiak and Smith are 36-43. They've had one winning season and zero playoff appearances. There???s no way to argue either of them should keep their jobs. Why wait? Why not change the conversation? McNair should cut the cord with Kubiak and Smith this morning, then spend the rest of his day tracking down Bill Cowher. Let???s not make this thing complicated. Cowher is an easy answer. He brings instant credibility to a franchise that could use some.