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Buccaneers Coaching Search: Profiling Wade Phillips As A Coaching Candidate

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to bring in a big name head coach to fill their coaching vacancy. One of the names being bandied about is Wade Phillips the former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and current defensive coordinator of the Houston Texans. While Phillips has a sparkling reputation as a defensive coordinator, our Buccaneers blog Bucs Nation is a little bit worried about his record as a head coach.

Of course, there's some reason to criticize Wade Phillips too. He's had five head coaching opportunities in total, two of them as interim coach, and he has had success - but it hasn't been overwhelming. There are questions about the way he runs teams and whether he can control a roster and run a tight ship - something the Buccaneers are supposedly looking for after Raheem Morris.

Phillips would certainly be an accomplished name, and he might be good during the regular season, but it doesn't seem like he has what it takes to get the Buccaneers over the summit. But after losing ten straight game last year, maybe they should just focus on a coach who can get them to base camp.

For more on this hire and all things related to the Buccaneers, head over to the aforementioned Bucs Nation.

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