Phillips, former Cowboys head coach, was supposed to interview Friday night in Houston with a contingent from the Buccaneers. He was a long shot to get the job, anyway, and by withdrawing as a candidate, he's guaranteed of returning for a second season.
"Hey, we're selfish, and we're excited about him backing out of the interview," inside linebacker
In his first season as defensive coordinator, Phillips has played a major role in the Texans' 11-6 record,
"Imagine how good this defense can be with Wade coming back for a second season and us having a full offseason with him," said outside linebacker
Phillips said he didn't want to be perceived as a distraction before the divisional playoff game at Baltimore. Even though he was to interview in Houston on his time Friday night, he was worried that if the defense doesn't play well against the
It'll be interesting to see in the offseason if owner Bob McNair gives Phillips a contract extension with a hefty raise. He signed a three-year deal.