In a move that surprises absolutely no one, the Texans have fired defensive coordinator Frank Bush.
Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted the news a short time ago, but there wasn’t a soul that watched the Texans defense this season that didn’t know that this move was coming. They finished 30th in yards allowed, 29th in points allowed and made quarterbacks from Tim Tebow to Bruce Gradkowski to Kerry Collins look like All-Pros at various points this season.
Of course, all those numbers are just part of the reason why this news raises no eyebrows. The other part is that it seems like just a matter of time before Wade Phillips is named as the new defensive coordinator in Houston. Phillips, ousted as Cowboys head coach after eight games this season, has been a successful coordinator in several different places and, at one point, earned high marks for his work with the Dallas defense.
Bush was with the Texans since 2007 and moved up to the coordinator role before the 2009 season.