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Texans Release Four Defensive Coaches

The Houston Texans released four coaches today: defensive coordinator Frank Bush, defensive backs coach David Gibbs, linebackers coach Johnnie Holland, and assistant defensive backs coach Robert Saleh.  Originally, Bush was believed to be the coach to turn the Texans’ young defensive players’ lack of intensity around.  However, while the run defense definitely improved, the secondary failed to respond to Bush’s defense and became the league’s worse pass secondary in 2010.  Rumors, which have been cited by NFL, ESPN and Houston sources, have been circling about the hiring of Wade Phillips at defensive coordinator.  Phillips is the son of former Houston Oiler coach, Bum Phillips, and the former Dallas Cowboys head coach.  His head coaching experience at Dallas failed, but his defensive coordinator experience is much more appealing (1986-92 Denver Broncos, 1995-97 Buffalo Bills, 2002-03 Atlanta Falcons, & 2004-2006 Dallas Cowboys).  Many of the stints ended with him becoming interim head coach before failing at head coach.

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