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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:51:47 -0800
Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said the team will be switching from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 defensive scheme for the 2017 season.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:55:18 -0800
Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has agreed to terms to become the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Jan. 12.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:35:41 -0800
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is targeting Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to be the Rams' new defensive coordinator.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:05:37 -0800
Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will bring the 3-4 defense to Denver for the upcoming season.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:49:59 -0800
Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was hired for the same position by the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, Jan. 28. He signed a two-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:18:30 -0800
Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips isn't the Denver Broncos' top choice as their next defensive coordinator. Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph is, but he's trying to get out of his contract with the Bengals, and the team won't know until Wednesday, Jan. 28. One option is to have Phillips serve as the defensive coordinator for a year and then move to a senior title with Joseph taking over in 2016.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:36:32 -0800
Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is interviewing with the Denver Broncos for their defensive coordinator position Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:27:44 -0800
Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been contacted by the Denver Broncos regarding their defensive coordinator position, according to multiple sources. The Broncos have been unable to secure Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph as their next defensive coordinator, as the Bengals will not let him out of his contract to pursue other jobs. Phillips served on head coach Gary Kubiak's staff with the Texans from 2011 to 2013. The Broncos are expected to close the deal with Phillips, but it'd require defensive juggling to fit Phillips' 3-4 scheme; the Broncos currently have personnel fitted for a 4-3 defense. Phillips was a head coach for Denver back in the early 90s after serving as a defensive coordinator.
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:32:02 -0800
The Washington Redskins have met with San Diego Chargers linebackers coach Joe Barry and will meet with San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell Wednesday, Jan. 7, and former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips Thursday, Jan. 8, regarding their open defensive coordinator position.
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 09:06:15 -0800
Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will interview for the Washington Redskins defensive coordinator position this upcoming week, according to a source.
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 20:39:29 -0800
Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he understands he likely will not coach for a team next season but hopes to continue his coaching career in the future. He said he does expect to do some consulting for work a team during offseason workouts and training camp.
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 09:49:25 -0800
The Houston Texans have fired defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:55:06 -0800
The Houston Texans have agreed to an undisclosed five-year deal with new head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien was an assistant for the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2011 and was the offensive coordinator for the team when they lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. It's unknown if interim head coach Wade Phillips will be retained by O'Brien.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 14:06:44 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he would like to remain with the team but is not sure if head coach Bill O'Brien will want to bring in his own defensive coordinator. Phillips said he will have a chance to talk with O'Brien about his future with the team.
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:04:50 -0800
The Houston Texans have interviewed interim head coach Wade Phillips for the permanent head coaching position.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:07:08 -0800
Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reportedly interviewed for the Houston Texans' head coaching position Monday, Dec. 16, according to a source informed of the meeting. Smith is a native Texan. Other candidates for the job include interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:53:12 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator and interim head coach Wade Phillips said Tuesday, Dec. 10, that he wants to fill the team's head coaching vacancy going forward. Owner Bob McNair confirmed Phillips is a candidate to keep the job in 2014.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 09:40:42 -0800
The Houston Texas are expected to interview San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching position at the soonest chance possible, according to league sources. The Texans are also interested in former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, Stanford head coach David Shaw and interim head coach Wade Phillips, among others. Whisenhunt and general manager Rick Smith worked together for a year on the league's competition committee and got to know each other well. Owner Bob McNair prefers to hire someone with previous head coaching experience.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:29:11 -0800
Houston Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips is not expected to be a serious candidate for the team's head coaching position.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:52:21 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will serve as the interim head coach after the team fired head coach Gary Kubiak Friday, Dec. 6. The Texans have set an NFL record with seven straight losses by seven points or less. Kubiak had a 61-64 record in eight seasons with the club.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:35:57 -0800
Houston Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips said the team is leaning towards RB Deji Karim as the team's third-string running back in the team's Week 10 game.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:06:53 -0800
The Houston Texans officially named defensive coordinator Wade Phillips as the interim head coach while head coach Gary Kubiak recovers from a transient ischemic attack he suffered in Week 9. Kubiak is expected to make a full recovery, but it's not known when he will return to the sidelines.
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 07:13:11 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has been released from the hospital after suffering a mini-stroke in Week 9 and will miss the Week 10 game. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is expected to fill in as head coach.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 19:25:47 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans are saying that head coach Gary Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack at halftime of the Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts. They have not confirmed what caused him to collapse, but they have ruled out a heart attack. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over as head coach for the remainder of the game.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 19:13:25 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has taken over the head coaching duties for the rest of the Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts after head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed at halftime, and was taken to the hospital. Phillips said Sunday, Nov. 3, that Kubiak was taken to the hospital as a "precaution," and that the crazy schedule of an NFL coach, staying up late nights and lack of sleep "caught up to him."
Tue, 07 May 2013 12:29:07 -0700
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he is concerned about Ed Reed's (hip) recent hip surgery. "Anytime a guy's operated on, you're concerned, especially at this time of year," Phillips said. "If it'd have been right after the season, it'd have been different. So there's a little concern, but the good thing about (Reed), he's experienced it before. He's an experienced guy. You have no problem with him studying or knowing what you're doing. He's going to spend all the time it takes off the field to get ready. So I think Ed'll be ready when it's time."
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:58:27 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said his unit could not keep up with the New England Patriots' high-tempo offense in their AFC Divisional Round playoff loss. "That's what we worked on," Phillips said. "But the hurry-up stuff bothered us. Every once in a while they ran a play - we have to be set and ready to go. We didn't do that well enough."
Mon, 07 May 2012 07:27:50 -0700
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips expects even bigger things from his unit in 2012 - even after DL Mario Williams signed with the Buffalo Bills. Phillips believes players like LB Brooks Reed and DL J.J. Watt will be better with a year of experience in his system, and the Texans reloaded the defense by drafting LB Whitney Mercilus and DL Jared Crick. "They're all really good players," Phillips said. "We can be awfully strong."
Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:23:00 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he is pulling his name out of the team's head coaching search.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 07:26:55 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the fact that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will interview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coaching vacancy will not serve as a distraction. "It will not be a distraction," Kubiak said. "Nothing will change about our schedule. I want everybody to understand it that nothing will change about what we do."
Sun, 08 Jan 2012 22:55:58 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will interview Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for their head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 13, in Houston. He will meet members of the Glazer family, as well as general manager Mark Dominik. "We'll talk and see how much interest (Tampa Bay) has in me," Phillips said. "I'm torn. I don't want to leave Houston. I love it here, but I'd like to get a chance to be a head coach again."
Sun, 08 Jan 2012 11:28:02 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have received permission to interview Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for their vacant head coaching position.
Sun, 08 Jan 2012 10:19:01 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for their vacant head coaching position.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 06:30:13 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said Thursday, Jan. 5, that he "should be considered" for head coaching jobs in the future. Phillips says he's not looking to be a head coach again, though he believes his record (82-59) would make him a viable candidate. "I don't like to toot my own horn," Phillips said. "I've got a good record. I think I should be considered. I guess people may have taken it the wrong way that I ought to be a head coach. I don't believe that. I think I should be considered. If you look at my record, and you can look at all the people they're talking about now, and my record is better than most everyone they're talking about, as a head coach."
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:56:00 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he had his gallbladder taken out, which forced him to miss two games at the end of the regular season. Phillips will again work from the press box when the team plays the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:05:54 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips (kidney) returned to practice Wednesday, Dec. 28, after having surgery on his kidney and gallbladder. The team is hoping he can work from the coaches box in Week 17.
Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:16:22 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was with the team for two hours Monday, Dec. 26, for the first time since undergoing surgery. Phillips may be able to coach from the coaches box Week 17.
Sun, 25 Dec 2011 07:54:24 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he is not sure if defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will be able to coach Week 17.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:52:32 -0800
Updating a previous item, the Houston Texans said defensive coordinator Wade Phillips continues to improve from his surgery. His condition has been upgraded to good.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:18:33 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips had surgery on his kidney and gallbladder. He is in stable condition.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:43:58 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips (kidney) will undergo surgery this week to address a kidney problem. He is expected to miss a week to 10 days, but he said the issue is not life threatening. Linebackers coach Reggie Herring will run the defense in Phillips' absence.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:09:55 -0800
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips (undisclosed) would not go into the specifics about his operation but did say it was not a life-threatening condition. He said doctors believe he can return to work within 10 days.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:13:44 -0800
The Houston Texans are hoping defensive coordinator Wade Phillips (undisclosed) will be able to return to the team for their Week 17 game.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 08:08:44 -0800
Updating a previous item, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will take a medical leave to undergo a scheduled surgical procedure this week. However, he is expected to return to the team this season.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 07:56:18 -0800
Houston Texans linebackers coach Reggie Herring will call the defensive plays in the absence of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Phillips is taking a medical leave of absence for a couple of weeks.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 07:36:19 -0800
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is taking a medical leave of absence for a couple of weeks.
Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:56:30 -0700
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he expects a new collective bargaining agreement to be reached in time for a full training camp to happen.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 08:50:44 -0700
Houston Texans DL Mario Williams' role in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme will not change, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Williams will continue to play with his hand on the ground as a defensive end. "I think Mario fits in well with what we're going to do," Phillips said. "He's a five-technique, an outside rush guy. That's what he is. I don't see any difference for him. He's going to be outside all the time." The philosophy of Phillips' 3-4, which he says is closer to a 4-3 than a traditional 3-4 because the linemen have to control one gap rather than two, is to get up the field when the ball is snapped and pressure the quarterback.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 20:51:17 -0800
Updating a previous item, Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' deal with the team is reportedly for three years and $2.1 million, according to ESPN.com. He will become the highest paid defensive coordinator in the league. Phillips could shift the team's defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4 next season.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 14:51:16 -0800
The Houston Texans hired former head coach Wade Phillips as their new defensive coordinator Wednesday, Jan. 5, according to The Houston Chronicle's John McClain.