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Wade Phillips doesn't want to be a distraction, so he is pulling his name out of consideration for the vacant head coaching position of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"I didn’t want to be a distraction, or a perceived distraction,” the Texans defensive coordinator told the Houston Chronicle. “Even though I would have been doing it (interview) on Friday night on my own time, I know some would have blamed me if we didn’t do well and I had interviewed for the job.
"At some point, you have to decide what you want to do, and I just decided that it’s important for me to be here right now."
The Texans will visit the Baltimore Ravens this weekend with a berth in the AFC Championship Game on the line.
The Buccaneers lost their last 10 games this season, leading to the firing of former coach Raheem Morris.
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The Texans defensive coordinator is apparently happy staying in Texas as he has informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to remove his name from the list of potential candidates for the team's head coaching vacancy.
In the City of Houston, there's a general sense of accomplishment for the Texans. They have already achieved more than anyone would have predicted coming into the season.
Not only have they made the playoffs, not only have they won the division, but they won their first playoff game in franchise history.
Because of the success that they have already experienced some people...
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Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips informed the Bucs tonight that he would not go through with the interview for Tampa Bay's head coaching post originally scheduled for Friday afternoon.
By taking his name out of consideration, Phillips said he would be better positioned to focus on the Texans' weekend matchup with the Ravens in the AFC divisional playoffs, avoiding...
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Sorry. I know the visual that title created in your head.
But it’s true, Wade Phillips has removed himself from consideration for the Bucs’ head coaching job.
Phillips, 64, was scheduled to interview following the Texans practice in Houston on Friday, but sources with knowledge of the Bucs’ coaching search said he called general manager Mark Dominik early Thursday evening...
BY ROY CUMMINGS The Tampa Tribune TAMPA – A day before he was scheduled to interview for the Buccaneers head coach’s job, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips pulled himself out of contention Thursday. Phillips, 64, was scheduled to interview for the…
We told you just a few hours ago that Wade Phillips sounded like he had mixed feelings about interviewing for the head coaching job with the Buccaneers. Those mixed feelings have turned more certain. Phillips informed the Bucs he won’t meet about the position, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. There are a lot of reasons…
With Wade Phillips out of the picture, the Bucs reached out to two hot assistants, Mike Zimmer of Cincinnati and Rob Chudzinski of Carolina.
---When Mike Mularkey officially became the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, he joined scarce group of ex-Bills coaches.
Mularkey became only the fourth coach to land a head coaching job with another NFL team after leaving (resigning/fired) Buffalo, joining Lou Saban, Chuck Knox and Wade Phillips.
Saban was first the Bills coach from 1962-65 then coached Denver from 1967-71 before...