In front of millions of people watching across the country, Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed just prior to halftime of the Texans’ Sunday night showdown against the Indianapolis Colts.
It was a terrifying moment. Kubiak was immediately descended upon by a team of medical professionals, and removed from the field on a stretcher. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over in Kubiak’s absence, but obviously football was far from the minds of most at that time.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, ever the classy individual, took to Twitter to share his prayers for Kubiak.
Prayers up for Coach Gary Kubiak
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 4, 2013
Instead of chatting idly about the game, fans followed RGIII’s lead, taking to Twitter to express their well-wishes to the coach.
Thoughts and prayers with Texans head coach Gary Kubiak who collapsed.
— Morgan (@__prettyflvcko) November 4, 2013
Prayers going out for Gary Kubiak. Long time Bronco and current HC for Houston.
— Rick Krahn (@ROBOKRON) November 4, 2013
Thought and prayers go out to @Nukdabomb coach Gary Kubiak
— Keagan Vaughn (@keaganvaughn) November 4, 2013
Gary Kubiak will always have a place in Denver’s heart. My prayers are for you and your family, coach.
— Drew Cahill (@drew_cahill) November 4, 2013
— Jennifer Gaby (@jen_gaby627) November 4, 2013
— Danielle Bellini (@DanielleBellini) November 4, 2013
My prayers go out to Gary Kubiak
— SeahawksArmy (@PanatC_) November 4, 2013
My prayers go out to Gary Kubiak, his family and the Houston Texans on this time, hope he has a speedy recovery
— Dan Colucci (@coluccid2) November 4, 2013
My prayers are with Gary Kubiak, hope everything will be okay.
— Sporty Sweetheart (@SportySwtheart) November 4, 2013
Scary situations for John Fox and Gary Kubiak. Hope they both recover soon!
— Farzin Vousoughian (@Farzin21) November 4, 2013
Prayers go out to Texans head coach Gary Kubiak hope he’s all right
— Ryan McGinley (@RM26official) November 4, 2013
So scary! Hope Gary Kubiak recovers quickly! Also, I forgot that Wade Phillips still coaches in the NFL…wut
— Pearl (@pa_shields) November 4, 2013
Prayers for Gary Kubiak and a fast recovery from whatever has caused him to collapse.
— Michelle Celeste (@MimiBASED) November 4, 2013
Man, missed the end of the half…Hope Gary Kubiak is okay.
— Mike (@mig106) November 4, 2013
Prayers for Texans Coach Gary Kubiak. No matter who you root for, you don’t wish for that on your worst enemy.
— Geof Ferrer (@Geof_FerrerJr) November 4, 2013
Of course, there were a few out there who treated the situation like it was a joke.
Gary Kubiak might have been moonlighting as the Nuggets mascot #JustAGuess
— Andrew Cramer (@Mavmath) November 4, 2013
Matt Schaub put something in Gary Kubiak gatorade for putting him on the bench lol
— IG: _MarvalesMarv (@_Marvo5300) November 4, 2013
Gary Kubiak. Great actor.
— Aaron Wight (@Awight54) November 4, 2013
I dont think gary kubiak could handle how badly the texans were beating the colts
— Luke Munoz (@Im_Not_Luke) November 4, 2013
@HumbleSportsGuy “I’ll coach a NFL game again one day.” – Wade Philips “Over my dead body!” – Gary Kubiak
— Jared (@OhMehGerdJared) November 4, 2013
Gary Kubiak so shocked his Texans are winning we had a heart attack Damn
— SAVVY (@LP_Guru) November 4, 2013
— Brandon Barnes (@barnyard_barnes) November 4, 2013