Found January 13, 2012 on
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
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The Texans defensive coordinator is apparently happy staying in Texas as he has informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to remove his name from the list of potential candidates for the team's head coaching vacancy.
Wade Phillips doesn't want to be a distraction, so he is pulling his name out of consideration for the vacant head coaching position of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"I didn’t want to be a distraction, or a perceived distraction,” the Texans defensive coordinator told the Houston Chronicle. “Even though I would have been doing it (interview) on Friday night on my own...
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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...
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Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips informed the Bucs tonight that he would not go through with the interview for Tampa Bay's head coaching post originally scheduled for Friday afternoon.
By taking his name out of consideration, Phillips said he would be better positioned to focus on the Texans' weekend matchup with the Ravens in the AFC divisional playoffs, avoiding...
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We told you just a few hours ago that Wade Phillips sounded like he had mixed feelings about interviewing for the head coaching job with the Buccaneers. Those mixed feelings have turned more certain. Phillips informed the Bucs he won’t meet about the position, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. There are a lot of reasons…
BY ROY CUMMINGS The Tampa Tribune TAMPA – A day before he was scheduled to interview for the Buccaneers head coach’s job, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips pulled himself out of contention Thursday. Phillips, 64, was scheduled to interview for the…
With Wade Phillips out of the picture, the Bucs reached out to two hot assistants, Mike Zimmer of Cincinnati and Rob Chudzinski of Carolina.
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