Wade Phillips: I enjoy coaching and want to continue

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With the Rams oficially out of the playoff race, there’s started to be discussions about what kind of changes will be made before the team gets back to work in 2020.

One potential change being talked about is the departure of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Phillips got a chance to weigh in on his future during a Thursday press conference that included a question about what he wants to do during the 2020 season.

“I enjoy coaching. I want to continue,” Phillips said.

Phillips said he’s heard rumors about his status with the Rams, but hasn’t paid attention to them. He also said he hasn’t had any conversations with anyone from the team about what will happen after Week 17.

“I’m going to do the best I can do. If that’s not good enough for somebody, it isn’t,” Phillips said.

Phillips joined the Rams in 2017 and has spent almost all of the last 44 years on NFL coaching staffs in one role or another.

14 responses to “Wade Phillips: I enjoy coaching and want to continue

  1. stubborndata says:
    December 26, 2019 at 4:17 pm
    Retire, boomer. You’re blocking the new generation.
    Stay in your Safe Place Snowflake. If the “new generation” is better, they should be able to beat him out for Coaching positions shouldn’t they?….smh…..

    Go Hawks!

  2. Retire, boomer. You’re blocking the new generation.
    Run right out and tell Belichek that. LOL. What you think, Pats fans, is he right? I think not.

  3. Old school coaches are getting spit out of this league left and right. The likes of Coughlin, McCarthy, Philips, Jackson, Garrett (soon to be) etc, are finding they have no place in today’s NFL.

    Players are responding to more emotionally intelligent coaches, who treat them like adults, and create actionable plans for success, as opposed to arbitrary rules like “If you’re not 5 minutes early, you’re late!”. Good. Art imitates life. Life imitates art. And oftentimes, life imitates sports. Too many of these baby boomer ‘old school’ codgers in business need to be put out to pasture as well.

  4. He wasn’t really cut out to be a championship head coach, but he’s been a heck of a defensive coordinator over the years. Anybody that’s been in the league for 44 years deserves respect. That isn’t common these days…

  5. Wade Phillips one of the good guys at age 72 has never had to get a day job says it all.

  6. Wade will be fine and have a job within 30 days! However, he should not expect up front conversations from the Rams. That is not Stanley’s way. It would help if the Rams gave him some good players beside Donald and Ramsey. One dimensional guys like Fowler and Matthews as well as a bunch of JAGS is not going to cut it for him or his replacement

  7. Wade Phillips is still one of the best DC in the business, but you can make a silk purse out of a sows ear. You have to have talented players that fit the DC’s system. Right now the Rams don’t.

  8. Wade is a good D coordinator and he’s not the problem. If you want a whipping boy, someone shoulder tap goff because he ran off with all the rams money and gave nothing back!

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