Wade Phillips wants to stay with Broncos, laments being “unemployed”

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The Broncos are looking for a new coach. Eventually they may be looking for a new defensive coordinator.

Wade Phillips has an expiring contract. Which makes him a free agent. Which also makes him out of a job, for now.

“Coaches life,” Phillips tweeted Monday, “unemployed to [Super Bowl] victory to unemployed in 3 years or less.”

In a later tweet, Phillips made it clear that he hopes to stay with the Broncos.

The Broncos hope to keep him. Ideally, their next coach will retain the defensive coaching staff and fix the offense. Whether the coach actually will do that won’t be known until he is hired.

With G.M. John Elway admitting that he has three or four candidates in mind, the process shouldn’t take very long. Unless the guy Elway wants works for a team that will be playing deep into the postseason.

38 responses to “Wade Phillips wants to stay with Broncos, laments being “unemployed”

  1. There’s no way Wade could not be “generally aware” that his D has been excessively dirty for the past few years, including in the SB itself. Indeed, it must be part of the plan, or at least he did nothing to stop it. So, given the impact for this lack of integrity on a par with (if not worse) than Sean Payton, I’m sure Cap “Buster” Elway and Fraudger Goofdell will belatedly ban him.

  2. He has been a great asset for the Broncos. I hope he stays, yet again, the new HC will want to mark all the corners of the franchise with his choice. Elway will make the call. I hope he is kept. Denver owes him that much!

  3. Look on the bright side Wade. Maybe you can hook on with a team that hasn’t shot it’s load and get a chance to go from unemployed to a SB victory again.

  4. Wade would be a fine head coach for the Broncos. Probably won’t get it as my guess is they’ll want to skew younger, but they’d be out of their minds to get rid of him as DC.

  5. I’m surprised he can still do it physically, at his age, and as overweight as he is. But, his services are always in high demand. Good for him if he’s still up to it.

  6. Need to sign Kyle Shanahan ASAP, with the clear understanding that Wade ain’t going anywhere. For the Broncos to go in a different direction on Defense would be a monumental mistake, and any coach coming in should just be told that at the onset.

  7. Any historically dirty team (Rams, Saints, Broncos, Raiders, etc) would be lucky to have him coach his patented brand of cheap shot defense.

  8. Go get Matt Patricia. He played O line and was an O line coach before moving to the defensive side of the ball. He also comes from a winning and well run franchise. Pull the trigger.

  9. .
    Let’s not forget that Wade inherited a loaded defense. As players age or leave via free agency, it’s highly unlikely that the Denver defense stays on top.
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  10. Why isn’t Wade being considered for HC? Why would Wade stay if he’s not being considered? Why aren’t other teams calling to interview Wade for HC?

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    Let’s not forget that Wade inherited a loaded defense. As players age or leave via free agency, it’s highly unlikely that the Denver defense stays on top.
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    They aren’t on top now.

  12. I don’t like to count other peoples money, but when I hear an old timer who has made a great living wage complain about being unemployed , it makes me sick. Look at the average working stiff Wade, and feel blessed.

  13. I adore “Uncle Wade” !!!! Awesome D coordinator, not so much HC, as he’s too laid back! I hope the Broncos get a great HC, fill in pieces of Oline with awesome talent, and then sign my Romo, and reunite him with Uncle Wade, DWare, and Avezzano. I will have, once again, 2 teams to root for, just like last season, when the GOAT Manning was there 🙂 🙂

  14. This is the first offseason where this GM and scouting department is a whole from the beginning …..they used farmers scouts last year and dumped them after draft because they would not of been able to get as much information from when they got hired ….let them do their job and give it a few years…it is the only way to judge the talent they draft ….the players need time to develope ….and you arm chair gms who think they can do better please apply to any of the 32 teams and watch them laugh you out the building…This regime needs time ..period …they may fail but only time and patience will tell……

  15. markwri says:
    Jan 2, 2017 7:04 PM

    Why isn’t Wade being considered for HC? Why would Wade stay if he’s not being considered? Why aren’t other teams calling to interview Wade for HC?
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    He has already called himself a lousy head coach. But if Denver doesn’t want him, Oakland should fire Norton and give Wade the job.

  16. Wade isn’t going anywhere and you can bet your bottom dollar that keeping him and his control of the defense will be part of any new HCs contract.

  17. Whatever Wade does with his defenses, he’s better than average, and sometimes outright phenomenal. That’s enough to get a job somewhere. I think he’ll be fine.

  18. The Carolina Panthers would be an excellent choice for him to be a defensive coordinator .

  19. yes, wade, and all for mere millions of dollars and a lifestyle 99% of the country would kill for.

    #boofrikkityhootubby

  20. 6ball says:
    Jan 2, 2017 6:58 PM

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    Let’s not forget that Wade inherited a loaded defense. As players age or leave via free agency, it’s highly unlikely that the Denver defense stays on top.
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    Are you the only one that doesn’t remember the _enver Broncos?

  21. ilikethefalcons says:
    Jan 2, 2017 6:49 PM

    I wish Wade Phillips was my grandfather.

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    I would as well…but I’m older than he is.

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