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Wade Phillips says Redskins have hired Wes Phillips


Last year, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett called tight ends coach Wes Phillips his right-hand man because of all the things Phillips did for the team.

That’s going to leave a lot of work for others because it appears Phillips will now be coaching for an NFC East rival. Phillips interviewed to become the Redskins tight ends coach this week after the team promoted Sean McVay to offensive coordinator and now there’s word that he’s been hired for that post.

The word comes from both his father Wade, who originally hired his son in Dallas and tweeted Friday that the Redskins have made a “great hire,” and Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

The younger Phillips had been on Dallas’ staff since 2007, moving around various positions on the offensive side of the ball before settling with the tight ends in 2013. His departure leaves Garrett in need of both a new tight ends coach and a new right-hand man.

Kellen Winslow’s application for both jobs may already be in the mail.

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17 Responses to “Wade Phillips says Redskins have hired Wes Phillips”
  1. floratiotime says: Jan 17, 2014 2:05 PM

    They thought it was Wade ….

  2. alshonbrandontandem says: Jan 17, 2014 2:11 PM

    Kellen Winslow’s application for both jobs may already be in the mail.

    Now that’s funny

  3. grantsbuds says: Jan 17, 2014 2:24 PM

    No wonder Winslow dropped everything thrown his way. Too much time in the parking lot.

    Buy Vaso stock.

  4. youhurtmyfeelings says: Jan 17, 2014 2:24 PM

    STOP USING THE R-WORD!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. jetfan74 says: Jan 17, 2014 2:29 PM

    One of the best punch lines I’ve heard in a long time!!! Poor KW2 is never going hear the end of it.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 17, 2014 2:50 PM

    Too bad they didn’t have self service at Target back in the day when Wade was younger.

  7. johnnycamparm says: Jan 17, 2014 2:57 PM

    They should have hired Wade to replace Haslett.

  8. baywolfe says: Jan 17, 2014 3:05 PM

    Why would the Cowboys allow a lateral move of a position coach? Unless he wasn’t everything Garrett said he was.

  9. rationalitybias says: Jan 17, 2014 3:11 PM

    Wade also said Peyton didn’t throw his 51st TD against him

  10. kokomike says: Jan 17, 2014 3:12 PM

    He was not under contract. Maybe, as Garrett’s right hand man, he knew Garrett was not for long, so he moved on.

  11. jbcommonsense says: Jan 17, 2014 3:49 PM

    Whatever other talents young Phillips brings to the table, one will be that he knows several layers of the Cowpie offensive scheme. 😀

  12. sfm073 says: Jan 17, 2014 4:08 PM

    I never understood this, how does a former college quarterback coach tight ends in the NFL? Do you really think he knows the small nuances it takes to be a successful tight end in the nfl?

  13. TheDPR says: Jan 17, 2014 4:31 PM

    There’s no nepotism in the NFL coaching ranks. Nothing to see here.

  14. mtntexas says: Jan 17, 2014 4:34 PM

    Allowing a lateral move (coaching) within their own division is just more evidence that Jerry Jones has NO business acting as a GM in the NFL. Allowing Jerry Jones to buy the Dallas Cowboys was very much like bulldozing the Alamo. I’m hoping that the NFL intervenes and removes Jones from ALL team decisions before some well meaning fan removes Jerry from the living…. for the sake of the fan.

  15. tillihawk says: Jan 17, 2014 5:02 PM

    He’s making the move because he’s going to work for a much better Owner, Coach, and organization.

  16. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Jan 17, 2014 6:05 PM

    Dude looks like Joe Dirt.

  17. bigdaddy44 says: Jan 17, 2014 8:18 PM

    Let’s hope the Curse of Flutie does not carry over to Wade’s offspring!

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