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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 this an odd match. Phillips' system, which has helped overhaul Houston's defense, is a 3-4 defense that relies on big outside (stand-up) linebackers rushing off the edges. It can work well in the right situations, but Tampa Bay does not seem the ideal place to run it.
The Bucs' acquired and drafted their defensive personnel to run a 4-3, Tampa 2-style system -- the same one the Bucs have run since the late 1990s under Tony Dungy and Monte Kiffin. Recently-fired head coach Raheem Morris added numerous elements and coverages to the defense after taking over in 2009, but the scheme still is based ...
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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.
HOUSTON The Texans are in the playoffs for the first time in large part because of Wade Phillips. And they might lose Phillips because they are in the playoffs.
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 a year. Phillips said Sunday the Bucs asked if he was...
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...
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