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Phillips sticks up for Flozell

Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips says that appearances to the contrary, he doesn’t believe left tackle Flozell Adams plays dirty.

Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com reports that Phillips stuck up for Adams, who has been fined $75,000 this year, including $50,000 this week for shoving Giants defensive end Justin Tuck in the back.

“I think he worries about playing the game and playing it well,” Phillips said. “In my opinion, he’s not a vicious player.”

However, MacMahon notes that Cowboys players say Phillips is tougher on them behind closed doors than he seems when he’s speaking publicly, and that when speaking to Adams directly, Phillips probably wasn’t quite as easygoing about the shove, which drew a penalty that wasn’t assessed because of a quirk in NFL rules.

And really, what kind of coach would Phillips be if he isn’t upset with Adams? Even if Adams avoided costing the Cowboys 15 yards this time, he’s probably one more personal foul away from getting suspended. Phillips can’t be happy about the prospect of losing his left tackle just because Adams can’t control his temper.

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27 Responses to “Phillips sticks up for Flozell”
  1. Farves sweet Hair says: Dec 10, 2009 3:07 PM

    I just think the Cowboys are over rated. They clearly aren’t as good as the media makes them out to be period. Plus their owner is the biggest tool in sports.

  2. Igottz5onit says: Dec 10, 2009 3:09 PM

    I am not a Giants fan, but Flozell’s record speaks for itself, and it says he is a dirty son of a bitch.

  3. Stone says: Dec 10, 2009 3:10 PM

    One fat pig defending another. Maybe Wade can’t see Flozell’s play through the layers of fat on his face.

  4. RIP__21 says: Dec 10, 2009 3:11 PM

    Maybe not vicious but definitely a coward. He outweighs Tuck by about 80 lbs but waited until his back was turned to deliver the shove.

  5. Bigbluefan says: Dec 10, 2009 3:11 PM

    Wades a waste and his defence of his player is bullshit
    If someone had done that to one of his girls he would be screaming his lungs out

  6. danlinker says: Dec 10, 2009 3:14 PM

    I wouldn’t expect any other response from the Cowboys.

  7. Jackson says: Dec 10, 2009 3:15 PM

    Farves sweet Hair says: December 10, 2009 3:07 PM
    I just think the Cowboys are over rated. They clearly aren’t as good as the media makes them out to be period. Plus their owner is the biggest tool in sports.
    _______________
    looks like you got your login name wrong Scooter. you need to change it to ” Farves Sweet Butt Hair”

  8. jkidd49 says: Dec 10, 2009 3:18 PM

    Adams is a scumbag and a dirty player… plain and simple. Yet the league continues to let his antics go on. He gets 12k for leg whiping someone, could have cost them their career and Ocho gets 30k for wearing a sombrero on the sidelines! Great set of priorities the NFL has.

  9. Hap says: Dec 10, 2009 3:20 PM

    They aren’t as good as the media makes them out to be ??? I don’t know what media you’re watching, but I don’t remember any media making them out to be anything great. The media I’ve seen says they are better than last year, and they are. That’s it. They are an 8-4 team. “You are what your record says you are.”

  10. bluestree says: Dec 10, 2009 3:23 PM

    Wade has never learned that Coach Nice Guy doesn’t work. It makes him look soft in the media and the players pick up on that. Once in a while, you have to at least get close to calling a guy out in public, as well as in front of his peers. Wade has a martyr complex, and the team shows it.

  11. JimmySmith says: Dec 10, 2009 3:29 PM

    Phillips probably thought Pacman was a model citizen too. Wade has bigger problems like actually winning a December game.

  12. FireJerryJones says: Dec 10, 2009 3:52 PM

    Aw shucks. Flozell’s deaf in his right ear… which explains why he average’s one false start a game… and can’t hear the whistle blow.
    I’m sure he thought the play was still on.
    Some of these defensive players gotta suck it up a bit and stop whining.
    Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Tuck…

  13. bspurloc says: Dec 10, 2009 3:59 PM

    He is just scared fatzell will push him down when his back is to him too…….
    I am pretty sure fatzell yanks his pants down exposing his pink barbie undies just before sitting on phillips face……

  14. Quagmire says: Dec 10, 2009 4:03 PM

    Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips says that appearances to the contrary, he doesn’t believe left tackle Flozell Adams plays dirty.
    He was also heard to say that he was really looking forward to Santa coming down his chimney this year & the Cowboys will win all of their December games this year…oh, wait.

  15. Zaggs says: Dec 10, 2009 4:04 PM

    Anyone else remember Philips going on with the BS about playing with “respect”? Yeah he’s showing it.

  16. VoxVeritas says: Dec 10, 2009 4:14 PM

    Maybe you guys need group therapy.

  17. FootballFanatic718 says: Dec 10, 2009 4:19 PM

    Judging by the comments I’m reading, I see alot of Eagles and Giants fan talking alot of $hi^. Lets be real here guys, NFL has gotten soft along with this country. You have the Vick Protestors in Philly whinning when the man has already done his time. You have the stinking NFL fining Ocho Cinco over a sombrero. Bunch of Pansies if you ask me, its all part of the game. So what they let out a lil male testosterone, he should of forearmed Tuck instead of pushing him.

  18. TigerS Boy ToY says: Dec 10, 2009 4:22 PM

    Hap – finish up you scedule, I have a strange feeling the Eagles and Giants will be in the pLayoffs and the ‘Boys will not be.
    Flo is a PUNK , LAST TIME GIANTS PLAYED THE ‘BOYS HE WAS TRIPPING LINEMAN IF THEY BEAT HIM ON PLAYS TO THE QB. BUSH LEAGUE, HE SHOULD DO THE LEAGUE A FAVOR AND RETIRE HE IS A DISGRACE TO THE MEN WHO PLAYED BEFORE HIM.

  19. Bob Nelson says: Dec 10, 2009 4:27 PM

    Hey Wade, Every coach in the history of the Cowboys has been fired by Jerry Jones (except Bill Parcells). Defending out of control players only confirms that you have no control over this team.
    If Tom Landry wasn’t a good enough coach for Jerry Jones what makes you think you will be coach next season? Your ability to almost make the playoffs?

  20. Kevin from Philly says: Dec 10, 2009 4:45 PM

    “And really, what kind of coach would Phillips be if he isn’t upset with Adams?”
    Which begs the question, what the hell kind of coach IS he?

  21. Bigbluefan says: Dec 10, 2009 4:50 PM

    Wade wade wade what you going to to after next month you will be out of work once again your a failure you and fat blowzel can open a used car lot in the parking lot at jerrys world
    For the first time in five years I will be cheering for SD to kick some cowpuke ass
    Wade your a punk your players are punks your fans are punks
    Your owner is a flaming asshole

  22. Nobe says: Dec 10, 2009 5:08 PM

    Flozell Adams will soon be a Raider!

  23. mikeoxlong says: Dec 10, 2009 5:10 PM

    Blowzell knows he’d be out of a job if it weren’t for his patented “big trip” technique.
    But his lack of remorse and his illiterate, “stupid speak” after the fact, show what a classless moron he is.

  24. BleedBlue&Silver says: Dec 10, 2009 5:16 PM

    Here’s a thought… For the NYG-spots and Eagirls fans out there, that means the firing of impulses in that empty spot between your ears.
    First, if you want to comment, try doing it intelligently. It’s not that hard.
    Second, I’m a die hard Cowboys fan, and the fact that Wade is defending Flo is painful to watch. It was a cheap shot, and the fine is a joke. He should be watching the SD game from the bench.
    Finally, @bigbluefan… dear God man, please learn to speak English. I’m sure you can find somebody that will teach you how to spell, or what the difference is between “your” and “you’re”…

  25. mikeoxlong says: Dec 10, 2009 5:17 PM

    SD will take the boys apart this weekend,the “december fade” will be all the talk, wade will be out of a job after this season,
    and blowzell will be takin a “trip” out of the nfl.
    Wade the Fade and romo the ****

  26. old ghost says: Dec 10, 2009 5:54 PM

    Comon Guys cut it. The league Commish and his flunkies wouldn’t dare suspend a member of Jerry Jones’s team (formally America’s team). The one more time routine to be taken serious (as noted in Deviate Behaviorism 101) must be applied after the second occurrence. If not it is taken as a joke and those issuing the statement as clowns not to be taken seriously. But you know after following Flozell antics all year I must agree with Jerry the league, with its commissioner and his staff are a shame. All I can say is “Don’t Let Your Kids Grow Up Watching the COWBOYS”

  27. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 10, 2009 7:59 PM

    yea, well just wait till Flozell takes the last jelly donut from the tray,THEN Wade will be on him like Tiger on a ho.

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