Wade Phillips, former defensive coordinator of the Houston Texans, isn't ready mosey into retirement and just eat some hay, make things out of clay and lay by the bay.
According to his Twitter account (and this tweet that he retweeted directly below), he wants to coach again.
Phillips -- whose handle "SonOfBum" is a reference to his father, legendary Oilers coach Bum Phillips -- had a few light-hearted tweets earlier this month after the Texans announced his firing:
To Texan suite sales-I am sorry,but because of recent changes I will Not renew my purchase of a suite.Hope u understand. Wade Phillips— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) January 6, 2014
Odd fact-the only 3 D C jobs that I was fired from- I was interim H C & interviewed for that team's H C job. Not taking interim again!— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) January 8, 2014
Just looking for the Light— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) January 8, 2014
But yesterday he had a noticeably bitter tone when he tweeted about not getting any job interviews since his firing:
Disappointed not even an interview after 7 straight full seasons of top 10 D with 3 different teams. Last 5 times as D C= playoffs1st yr— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) January 15, 2014
Although the 66-year-old Phillips is getting up there in age, he is completely correct about his proven record as a defensive coordinator. Although the Texans went 2-14 this season, they were ranked 7th in the league in average yards allowed per game. When Phillips took over the defense, he transformed a historically bad unit into one of the league's dominant pass rushes, highlighted by Pro Bowl caliber players such as J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing (when he's healthy).
But fortunately for Phillips, just today a report emerged (which he confirmed via retweet) that he's interviewing to become the defensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins.