Found January 09, 2012 on
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
HOUSTON The Texans are in the playoffs for the first time ever in large part because of Wade Phillips. And they might lose Phillips because they are in the playoffs.
Such is the circular nature of the NFL, where Phillips could possibly go from fired as Dallas Cowboys head coach to hired as Houston Texans defensive coordinator to hired as Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach within the span of a year. Phillips said Sunday the Bucs asked if he was interested, and he told them he was.
Because the Texans are still in the playoffs they play at Baltimore this week this has irritated Texans fans, many of whom think the Bucs should have respected that Phillips still has work to do this season in Houston.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that was simply the nature of the job.
"I look at it as a compliment," Kubiak said. "We all know Wade's track record and the job he's done. That's not a surprise to me at all that somebody would want to visit with him abou...
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While one report says the Bucs are interested in hiring Mike Sherman, another says they are also going to interview Wade Phillips.
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...
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...
The Bucs are expected to discuss their open head-coaching post this week with former Cowboys coach and current Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
It's not shocking that Tampa Bay would take an interest in Phillips given his experience as a head coach -- something the Bucs are looking for -- and his expertise on defense.
But it's his defensive philosophy that makes...
Wade Phillips' scheme got him fired in Dallas, so how are the Texans at the top of the league in defense?
Former Dallas Cowboys head coach and current NFL Final Eight participant Wade Phillips, the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys' fiercest rival Houston Texans, used to love talkin' stats and how they measured the worth of his football teams.
Of course, the Texans rank near the top of the league in defense this year and it's yielded actual results when you think of...
---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...
Texans coach Gary Kubiak says
his players won't be distracted by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips'
upcoming job interview as they prepare for this weekend's playoff game in