Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/13/12

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 11: Head Coach Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during warm-up prior to the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadiumin on October 11, 2009 Kansas City, Missouri. The Cowboys defeated the Chiefs 26-20 in overtime. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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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