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Gary Kubiak isn't interviewing for jobs until the Ravens season is over

Kubiak is staying focused on his offensive coordinator duties for now.

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With how the Ravens offense has rebounded this season, it's natural for Gary Kubiak's name to pop up for a head coaching job.

The Jets and Bears both have had their names in the mix as interested parties for Kubiak. Chicago, for instance, has been linked to wanting an Eric DeCosta-Gary Kubiak GM/coach combo. But as it stands now, Kubiak doesn't want any outside distraction.

When asked if he's agreed to meet with any teams at this time, Kubiak told reporters on Wednesday that he won't talk to anyone until the Ravens are done.

"I talked to John [Harbaugh] Monday morning, and I told John, I said, ‘John, if anybody wants to talk to me, just tell them no. I'm a busy man right now," Kubiak said. "I have a lot to do. I think it's always flattering as a coach if you're mentioned by any organization in football. But no, my total focus is on our football game, what we're doing, trying to enjoy what I'm doing right now."

If a team does come calling, you'd have to think Kubiak would at least be interested. Kubiak got great experience in Houston and you have to think he'd love another crack at it. Of course, he also has a responsibility to defeat Pittsburgh this Saturday in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

"I want to enjoy what's right now, and that's this organization, this football team and these playoffs. I haven't been there in a couple of years," Kubiak said. "I'm really enjoying what I'm doing, and I just want to stay focused on that. That's been my message to John and my message to myself since I came here, so I'm going to stick with that."

Kubiak helped lead the Ravens to franchise records in points (409) and total yards (5,838). You can bet the Ravens will want to keep him around for at least one more year.

The best way to do that is to keep winning. If Kubiak stays true to his word, he won't interview during the postseason even when he's eligible to. And if the Ravens keep winning, the coaching vacancies have a greater chance of being filled before Kubiak can even get a chance.