Texans' Phillips no longer interested in Bucs

Wade Phillips has pulled his name from consideration to be head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, because he didn't want to be a distraction, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“I didn’t want to be a distraction, or a perceived distraction,” Phillips said. “Even though I would have been doing it (interview) on Friday night on my own time, I know some would have blamed me if we didn’t do well and I had interviewed for the job. At some point, you have to decide what you want to do, and I just decided that it’s important for me to be here right now.”

Phillips said he is happy as defensive coordinator for the Texans and his help in turning around the defense has been a big part of why the franchise is enjoying its first playoff berth in its 10-year history.

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