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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.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 08:52:55 -0800
The Houston Texans will interview former Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips Wednesday, Jan. 5, for their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.
Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:56:57 -0800
Former head coach Wade Phillips said he is interested in the defensive coordinator position with the Houston Texans, according to ESPN.com. "Yes, I am interested," Phillips said. "I know the owner and coach. I like them, and they're guys I'd like to work for." Owner Bob McNair has indicated that Phillips is the favorite for the job.
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:17:55 -0800
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair plans to hire former Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips as the team's new defensive coordinator, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. McNair would like to hire a big-name defensive coordinator with a proven track record.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 12:10:35 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys have fired head coach Wade Phillips and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett will take over the position, reports CBS News 11 in Dallas.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 09:11:52 -0800
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips has been seen at the team's facility by several team employees, reports Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com.
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 07:45:25 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips was not yet seen at the team's facility early Monday, Nov. 8, according to Calvin Watkins, of ESPNDallas.com. His leased SUV which is parked outside the scouting department's office was not there, but that doesn't mean he was fired. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones normally meets with the coaches every Monday to watch film of the game, but it wasn't determined if that had happened yet.
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 10:10:08 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said during a radio interview that head coach Wade Phillips will finish the season as the head coach, reports Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com.
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 07:35:22 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips remains reluctant to change the starting lineup despite the team's 1-6 record, according to Todd Archer and Rainer Sabin, of The Dallas Morning News. When asked Wednesday, Nov. 3, if he had any personnel changes in mind for Week 9, Phillips said, "No, not really. There will be different guys playing some. But as far as the starters are concerned, no."
Mon, 01 Nov 2010 07:56:30 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has reconsidered the idea of firing Wade Phillips based on the team's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8, according to Jean-Jacques Taylor, of The Dallas Morning News. "I don't think there is anybody in the world who would doubt that I'm willing to do something hard," Jones said. "I'm willing to do something that doesn't feel good to me." At this point, Jones is simply trying to figure out how much sense it makes financially to fire Phillips and his coaching staff without a collective bargaining agreement in place.
Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:23:52 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys used five officials during practice Friday, Oct. 22, and will continue use officials for two practices per week for the rest of the season, reports The Dallas Morning News' Gerry Fraley. On normal weeks, the officials will be present during Wednesday and Thursday practices. The officials were asked to concentrate on specific infractions, according to head coach Wade Phillips. When a penalty was called, the play was done again. Coaches then reviewed the penalties with the players during Friday practice. The Cowboys lead the league with 80.8 yards per game in penalties and rank second in penalties with 9.8 per game.
Fri, 22 Oct 2010 08:02:14 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Patrick Crayton, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys, said during a radio interview that head coach Wade Phillips was not tough enough on his players, according to The Dallas Morning News. "Wade is very very laid back to where you'd want him to tighten up on some of the young guys and he wouldn't," Crayton said. "And just when you think he is, he backs off and wouldn't say anything."
Mon, 18 Oct 2010 06:18:24 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said following the team's Week 6 game that head coach Wade Phillips' job remains safe, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News. "We may make some changes with personnel or adjust for the obvious because of injuries, but we won't be making any coaching change," Jones said.
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:36:32 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he is disappointed with team's performance this season but is not considering firing head coach Wade Phillips, reports David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News.
Wed, 06 Oct 2010 18:07:06 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said everyone is available for the team's Week 5 game, reports The Dallas Morning News' Todd Archer. Phillips said he'll probably watch TE Jason Witten (knee) a little more closely than others, but he said Witten looked fine in practice Wednesday, Oct. 6. "We have several guys like that," Phillips said. "They're going to play no matter what so you have to gauge how much wear and tear they have on them in some cases and how much they're hurt, how much pain they have. We're not going to let them play with injury ... but players know part of the game is playing some games with pain and certainly the guys that do it like a Witten you have to be careful because he'll go to the injury part and try to play and we don't want that."
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 08:29:00 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips owns a 38-19 record following bye weeks, according to Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News.
Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:07:24 -0700
Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said during a radio interview that head coach Wade Phillips' job is not in danger even if the team falls to 0-3 this weekend, reports ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon.
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 07:06:14 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips suggested Monday, Sept. 13, he won't hesitate in the future to overrule decisions made by offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, according to Tom Orsborn, of the San Antonio Express-News. "I need to interject more," Phillips said. "I didn't. That was the problem."
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 07:50:41 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips acknowledged he should have had the offense take a knee right before halftime instead of running a play, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News. Instead, QB Tony Romo flipped the ball to RB Tashard Choice, who fumbled and led to a return for a touchdown. "That's my fault before the half," Phillips said. "We should've taken a knee ... the right thing to do was go in 3-0 and we didn't do that. Now, you catch the ball with four seconds left you don't need to make an extra yard or two. Get down with the ball."
Sat, 24 Jul 2010 04:50:09 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips has lost 40 pounds since the end of last season, according to NFL.com.
Sat, 24 Jul 2010 03:36:25 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys' opening training camp practice Saturday, July 24, will focus on determining each player's level of conditioning, according to Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. "I expect them to come in in good shape,'' head coach Wade Phillips said. "When they left the offseason program, they were all at least pointing toward coming in at a good weight. We want them to be in good physical condition, so we'll find that out as far as the practice is concerned."
Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:00:05 -0800
Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com, reports Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams, who is guaranteed $12.9 million in bonuses and base salary this year, will have to compete to keep his starting job. "We are going to play the best player, no matter what," head coach Wade Phillips said when asked whether WR Patrick Crayton or WR Kevin Ogletree could beat out Williams. Phillips, who believes Williams can perform at a Pro Bowl level, has said it is up to the coaching staff to figure out how to best use the wide receiver. "I think a guy that has been a Pro Bowler like Roy, he's got to take part of it too," Phillips said. "Miles (Austin) has come so far that nobody knew he was going to be that good. He has to maintain being that good, and Roy has to get to that level again."
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 12:57:19 -0800
Updating a previous report, Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said head coach Wade Phillips' new contract runs through the 2011 season. A previous report stated the contract ran through the 2012 season.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 09:10:19 -0800
Updating previous reports, Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed head coach Wade Phillips to a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2012 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 15:16:29 -0800
Contrary to a previous report, ESPN.com reports a Dallas Cowboys' spokesman is saying head coach Wade Phillips' three-year extension is incorrect.
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 14:42:22 -0800
DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips agreed to a three-year contract extension Tuesday, Jan. 19. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.