Found January 08, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
On Saturday, the Houston Texans not only hosted their first home playoff game, but also won their first playoff game in Franchise history. The Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 on Saturday and now advance to Baltimore next Sunday to play the Baltimore Ravens. While the Texans are celebrating their first playoff win and game planning for the Ravens, there maybe some questions on where the loyalty of Wade Phillips are. It has come out that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have called the Texans to receive permission to interview Wade Phillips for their Head Coaching vacancy. Now while I find it odd that the Texans would allow Wade Phillips to interview with the Buccaneers, the thing that makes it even more odder is the interview is Friday, two days before the game against the Ravens. Of course you can blame the Texans for allowing Phillips to do the interview in the first place, but that is where I question Phillips’ loyalty to the Texans team. Why is Phillips going on an interview in the middle of a playoff run? Two days before a game and you’re interviewing down in Tampa while your team is trying to prepare for a big road game. [...]

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Kubiak says Phillips interview won’t be distraction

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Kubiak says Phillips' interview with Bucs won't distract Texans

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