Two years ago Texans owner Bob McNair and general manager Rick Smith made a pragmatic decision to stay the course with the team’s head coach maintaining continuity and not succumbing to impatient public pressure to fire Gary Kubiak.

Now with the 2-4 Texans one of most shocking disappointments in the NFL McNair and Smith find themselves at a critical crossroads regarding what they should do (or not do) about Kubiak.

The Texans after a 2-0 start have been outscored 72-16 in their past two games including a 38-13 home loss last week to the Rams a 10-point underdog. After a Week 3 blowout loss to the Ravens they blew a 20-3 second-half lead to Seattle and lost 23-20 three weeks ago. Dating back to last season in the Texans’ last seven regular-season losses they have either blown leads or been blown out.

On Sunday the reeling team plays the 6-0 Chiefs in Kansas City. Good luck with that.

Franchise quarterback Matt Schaub has come unglued prompting a classless portion of the Houston fan base to harass him at his home and cheer when he injured an ankle last Sunday.

Somehow the Texans are one of the NFL’s biggest messes despite having the No. 1 ranked overall defense in the league one of its most dominant defensive players in J.J. Watt. Somehow they cannot get out of their own way on offense despite having the second-leading rusher in the NFL in Arian Foster (531 yards) and the league’s leading receiver in Andre Johnson (44 catches).

So what gives?

The Texans’ quarterback play has been horrible at the most critical times. Four of Schaub’s nine INTs have been returned for touchdowns and backup T.J. Yates also has one giving the Texans five pick-6s in five games — a dubious NFL record.

Is this all Kubiak’s fault? Certainly not but Kubiak a former NFL quarterback is supposed to be a quarterback guru. That makes this situation troubling.