Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is interviewing for the Bucs head coaching position on Friday, which strikes a lot of Texans fans as odd timing.
It’s two days before the team’s biggest game in franchise history. Isn’t Phillips busy?
“It will not be a distraction,” coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. “Nothing will change about our schedule. I want everybody to understand it that nothing will change about what we do.”
Phillips will interview Friday afternoon after his work is done with the Texans. It’s usually a time that Phillips would be relaxing at home.
Houston Chronicle readers don’t seem entirely convinced. In a poll accompanying the information above, the paper asked readers for their feelings on a scale of 1-10 with one being “not a big deal” and ten being “beyond furious.”
26% went with not a big deal. But 21% said “beyond furious” and the next two highest answers were on the “furious” side of the scale.
It’s a weird time for assistant coaches. Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was not able to travel to Jacksonville for an interview Monday because his team won. It’s believed the Rams will talk to Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen on Thursday.
With Phillips’ experience, we would certainly vote that his interview is not a big deal considering the timing of the interview.
More importantly, it’s a big deal to Phillips.