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Kubiak wants Holliday to prove “he knows what the hell he’s doing”

Trindon Holliday is one of the fastest football players ever, a sprinter who ran the 100-meter dash in 10.02 seconds at the NCAA track and field championships while competing for LSU.

Holliday was able to get by on pure speed in college, but now that the Houston Texans have drafted him, Texans coach Gary Kubiak wants him to know that he’s going to have to learn the nuances of being a wide receiver.

“He is what we thought he was as far as his talent and all that,” Kubiak said at today’s organized team activities. “But in this league he’s going to have to play wide receiver.”

And how does Kubiak think Holliday looks running routes, catching passes and doing everything else a wide receiver has to do? Not so good.

“He’s got a long, long way to go,” Kubiak said. “He’s way behind. He’s got a long way to got to prove to this team he knows what the hell he’s doing. So it’s probably not a good day to ask me that question.”

Maybe Holliday will prove himself in training camp and the regular season, and that will be a better time to ask Kubiak that question. But the way Kubiak sounded today, Holliday might be looking for work at the start of September.