Wade Phillips loses job, not sense of humor

Wade Phillips loses job, not sense of humor

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Wade Phillips loses job, not sense of humor

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by Michelle Homer / KHOU.com

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Posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 10:55 PM

HOUSTON – Texans Coach Bill O’Brien came in like a wrecking ball, firing the majority of his assistant coaches over the weekend. He might want to take a look at the team’s sales department next.

Someone from sales apparently contacted fired Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips about renewing his season tickets. It was bad timing,  to say the least. Phillips was among a long list of coaches let go by O’Brien over the weekend.

Phillips responded Monday morning with the following tweet: "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."

The Texans still haven't confirmed officially that anyone was fired, but Phillips tweeted his fate on Saturday and thanked Texans fans and the McNairs.

He also tweeted a message to his defensive players on Sunday: "Proud of#BullsonParade 1st 2nd & 3rd best in franchise history. Great group of guys who never give up. I will mss u all!"

Texans fans responded with messages of support for Phillips, who uses the handle "sonofbum."

Justin Kelm said: "You are awesome! We have lost a good man and coach in you! I am scared of our new coach. Reminds me of Tony Soprano!"

Ankit Kadakia tweeted: "Thank you wade for introducing the bulls on parade defense to the texans! You made the texans a joy to watch for the last 3 years"

And Jacob Bottorff had this to say: "Thanks man for being awesome on defense and stepping up for kubes when he was out" #wadeforpresident

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