A head coach’s image is often incomplete or unfair.
Chargers receiver Patrick Crayton says, however, that his former coach Wade Phillips is exactly like you think.
“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. And just when you think he is, he
backs off and wouldn’t say anything,” Crayton said on 1090 AM in San Diego this week via ESPNDallas.com.
We think Phillips is a halfway decent coach because he brings something to the table, and not all coaches do. His defenses are nearly always good. His system is proven. Which is good, because Crayton says Phillips has “nothing to do with the offense in Dallas.”
Phillips has somehow only won a single playoff game despite having only one losing season
in eight complete seasons. (He went 7-9 in 1994 in Denver.) His career record is 82-58.
That’s pretty impressive overall, but you boil it down the winning percentage and it’s a little better than 9-7 for a season. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, that seems to be Phillips’ fate.
He’s a great coach to have if you want to go 9-7.