New Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak had a light-hearted moment during his introductory news conference when asked about a serious topic.

The 52-year-old former Denver Broncos quarterback laughed when asked about the state of his health following his mini-stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack, during halftime of a Nov. 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

"How do I look?" Kubiak said. "Am I OK? No, I'm fine."

Kubiak wound up being hospitalized and took a few weeks off from work before returning on a limited-hour basis initially when he resumed his head-coaching duties.

He was fired in December with three games remaining in the Texans' 2-14 season.

Kubiak said he feels recharged now as he takes on a new job.

"I went through about a three-week process where I cut back my hours a little bit," Kubiak said. "I came out of it fine. I was my old self at the end of the season. But things didn’t work out, and that’s part of this game.

"I feel great. I’ve been working out. Looking forward to getting up very early in the morning and going to work again. My wife is tired of me being around the house.”

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