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Wade Phillips handcuffed by lockout

Posted on: June 12, 2011 4:12 pm
 
PhillipsPosted by Josh Katzowitz

The other day, I caught legendary coach Bum Phillips on the phone for a 45-minute chat, and briefly, I asked about his son, Wade, and how he thought the Texans would adjust to running the 3-4 defense that Phillips will install.

Not surprisingly, Bum said he thought the adjustment would be smooth – even if DE Mario Williams, who’s been much more effective in a three-point stance than standing as an OLB, will have to get used to a new position.

Yet, Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune isn’t so sure.

As Kaufman writes, the lockout has played havoc because Phillips and head coach Gary Kubiak, just like every other coach and defensive coordinator in the league, can’t communicate with their players.

Considering Phillips basically was hired in order to send Houston to the playoffs for the first time, this doesn’t bode particularly well (of course, on the other hand, the Texans’ future opponents aren’t communicating with each other either).

As Kaufman writes:

Phillips has proven to be a pedestrian head coach in several NFL outposts, but he's also an effective assistant who can make a difference and save Kubiak's job.

Unfortunately, his timing is lousy.

This lockout is having a particularly debilitating effect on a Houston franchise that took a major step backwards last season.

It's in (owner Bob) McNair's interests to get this lockout lifted as quickly as possible so Houston coaches can get to work on a daunting turnaround project.

Tick tock, Wade.

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Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 12:05 pm
 

Wade Phillips handcuffed by lockout

Hey there, I just now quit using to be able to your current blog then thought I'd mention I do cherished myself.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:08 pm
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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Wade Phillips handcuffed by lockout

maybe that he's not a jerruh puppet anymore, he might be able to have a great defense again...too bad that roider Brian Pin Cushing is on that team.


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