Found January 08, 2012 on
State of the Texans:
After the biggest win in the franchise history the Houston Texans nation was hit with a big buzz kill finding out that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached out to the Texans and is seeking permission to talk to defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for their head coaching vacancy.
Phillips has been the biggest factor for the Texans defensive turn around and this was on display in the Texans first playoff game when they accounted for 4 sacks and 3 interceptions to spark a convincing win against the Cincinnati Bengals.
He has led the Texans defense to a shade of what they were in 2010:
2011 Ranks 2010 Ranks
4th in Points against (17.4) 30th in points against (26.7)
2nd in yards per game (285.7) 30th in yards per game (376.9)
3rd in passing ypg (189.7) 32nd in passing ypg (267.5)
4th in rushing ypg (96.0) 13th in passing ypg (10...
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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...
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...
Barely a month removed from gallbladder surgery, Wade Phillips will be on hand this weekend to make the defensive calls in Houston’s first playoff game.
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...
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...
The Houston Chronicle reports today that DC Wade Phillips is not going to distract the team as they get set for the Ravens this Sunday in the divisional round.
Coach Gary Kubiak said today that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ interview with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Houston on Friday will not be a distraction to the team the day before the Texans leave for Baltimore to play...
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is interviewing for the Bucs head coaching position on Friday, which strikes a lot of Texans fans as odd timing. It’s two days before the team’s biggest game in franchise history. Isn’t Phillips busy? “It will not be a distraction,” coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. “Nothing will change about our…
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