Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips confirms that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have expressed interest in interviewing him for their vacant head coaching job.
"Actually they asked last week for permission," said Phillips when contacted on Sunday. "The club gave them permission after I told them that, yes, I would be interested in talking to them."
The Bucs are looking for a replacement for the fired Raheem Morris.
Phillips has been open about his desire to become a head coach again and as recently as last week said that he believes his record as a head coach ranks with any of the candidates that interviewing for open jobs.
"Gary (Kubiak) and Mr. McNair know that I'm happy here and don't really want to leave here," Phillips said. "But if there's something special for me that I could work out, I'd be interested."
Phillips said he isn't yet familiar enough with the Bucs organization to determine if he would make a good fit.
"Not enough, no," said Phillips. "I think that's part...