Sorry. I know the visual that title created in your head.
But it’s true, Wade Phillips has removed himself from consideration for the Bucs’ head coaching job.
Phillips, 64, was scheduled to interview following the Texans practice in Houston on Friday, but sources with knowledge of the Bucs’ coaching search said he called general manager Mark Dominik early Thursday evening and told him he was pulling out.
The notification from Phillips came shortly after Phillips said during an afternoon news conference that he preferred to stay in Houston.
“My first priority is to be here, “Phillips said. “I like it here. I love it here. We’ve had such a magical year and we’re going to keep it going so that’s my first choice.’’
Phillips seems like a guy who really wants a head coaching position, so either he didn’t think he had a shot or the Texans promised him a pretty sizable raise to drop out of the race. Either way, everyone who was saying that the Bucs’ roster would choke on the 3-4 can all re