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Texans Organization Ranked 18th By FOX Sports

In non-SLIDSHOW news, FOXSports.com's Adam Schein has created a list of the best organizations in the NFL. The criteria given are owner, quarterback, coach, front office, staff, and "intangibles." How are you going to give a 1-10 grade on something that, by definition, isn't quantifiable?

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Well, either way, the Texans came in 18th on the list. Fairly consistent with their standing as an average team. Here's the breakdown:

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18. HOUSTON TEXANS: 35.5
Owner: 8
Quarterback: 7
Coach: 2
Front office: 5.5
Coaching staff: 6
Intangibles: 7

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Bob McNair is a good owner who badly wants to win and puts a lot of money into the team. Gary Kubiak got the lowest grade of any head coach. His underachievement and goofy in-game decisions cost him. And you wonder aloud if McNair regrets the contract extension he gave Kubiak after the 2009 season. The Houston public relations staff is superb.

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Look, Gary Kubiak isn't a good coach. Nobody here is arguing that, and very few people think he should still be employed given the track record of the team. But a 2? That would be a worthy grade if he were calling reverses every other play, or coming up with horrendous game plans, but he doesn't really do that. He certainly isn't a good head coach with challenges or time management, but who is? Andy Reid was given a nine, and he is routinely critiqued for his awful in-game adjustments. Kubiak is somewhere in the 4-6 range--he won't take a team anywhere on his own, but he's not holding them back either.

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