Written by: Chance Bond
To polish the résumé of Wade Phillips would serve only to show a career of teams without championships, and records that had him replaced. When examined closer the body of work, to use the words of a former head coach of his “Gleams”. A teacher of the game on a level with Socrates. The career of a man affectionately known as @thesonofbum Wade has been the Defensive Coordinator for, Bum Phillips, Buddy Ryan, Dan Reeves, Marv Levy, and Mary Schottenheimer. He has had 3 head coaching jobs with Denver, Buffalo, and Dallas. Two more head jobs if you count the interim tag he had with New Orleans, and Atlanta. He has coached 3 Hall of Fame defensive players in Rickey Jackson, Reggie White, and Bruce Smith. Vaughn Johnson, Jack Del Rio, Seth Joyner, Clyde Simmons, Jerome Brown, Eric Allen, Steve Atwater, Keith Traylor, Shane Dronett, Sam Cowart, Antoine Winfield, Igor Olshansky, Shaun Phillips, Shawne Merriman, Luis Castillo, Anthony Spencer, Alan Ball, Mike Jenkins, Sean Lee, JJ Watt,Brooks Reed and now Whitney Mercilus played their rookie seasons under Phillips. Shaun Cody said once about the Wade Phillips scheme. “you have a responsibility to your assignment,but an obligation to the football.”Seems simple enough? ;There is a long list of players having their best years under Wade’s system. Who will it be in 2012.