The team said Monday the 52-year-old Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack at halftime of Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery, but there is no timetable for his return to the team.
Phillips said he has spoken to Kubiak, but they didn’t really talk football.
“He’s left it to me and he said: ‘Do what you think,”’ Phillips said.
Dennison said Kubiak told him he’d like to come by the stadium in the next few days, but he wasn’t sure if that would actually happen.
“I called him back and (Kubiak’s wife) Rhonda answered the phone and I was in a bit of trouble,” Dennison said. “So I’m going to try to stay away.”
Phillips mixed up some things at practice Wednesday in an attempt to help the team get back on track. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph said Wednesday’s practice was “energetic” and that it ran smoothly without Kubiak.
“We are changing a few things in practice that we think will help,” Phillips said. “We feel like we need to change something. It’s not going the way we want it to go, so we have to change some things.”
Case Keenum will make his third start Sunday after solid performances in the first two.
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