Wade Phillips Was Bitter on Twitter About Not Getting Any Job Interviews

Thursday January 16th, 2014

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:

But yesterday he had a noticeably bitter tone when he tweeted about not getting any job interviews since his firing:

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.

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