Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said Thursday that he “should be regarded as” for head coaching jobs in the future.
Phillips was fired as the Cowboys coach midway through the 2010 season and hired by the Texans shortly thereafter. Houston’s defense has created a remarkable turnaround in his first season as coordinator, improving from 30th in 2010 to second overall this year — a large cause why the Texans won the AFC South and are hosting the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in the franchise’s very first-ever playoff game.
Phillips says he’s not looking to be a head coach once more, though he believes his record (82-59) would make him a viable candidate.
“I don’t like to toot my own horn,” said Phillips, who implemented a 3-4 scheme in Houston. “I’ve got a good record. I feel I really should be considered. I guess folks could have taken it the wrong way that I ought to be a head coach. I don’t think that. I think I should be considered. If you appear at my record, and you can appear at all the people they’re talking about now, and my record is far better than most every person they’re talking about, as a head coach.”
Phillips grew up near the Texas-Louisiana border, played at the University of Houston and worked under his father with the Oilers in the late 1970s. He’s content material to stay exactly where he is now, though he’ll listen to anybody who’d strategy him about a head-coaching job.
“If you want a winner, if you want expertise, you know, I’d like to talk about it,” he stated, “but this is the very best job I’ve had. It couldn’t be a better job than this, correct now, and if we maintain going the way I feel we’re going to go, and we’re going to be great for a lengthy time, particularly defensively I assume. So, you know, I’m not looking to go anyplace.”
Phillips said Thursday he’s nonetheless regaining his strength much less than a month soon after undergoing gall bladder surgery, which forced the 64-year-old to take a medical leave Dec. 14. He returned last week and worked from the press box in Sunday’s 23-22 loss to Tennessee. He’ll operate from there once more for Saturday’s AFC Wild Card Game.
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