Wade Phillips leads Houston Roughnecks to 4-0


Former three-time NFL head coach Wade Phillips believes his advancing age is keeping him from getting another opportunity from Big Shield. For the XFL, the only number that matters is four.

Phillips, 75, has taken the Houston Roughnecks to a 4-0 record in the XFL.

Houston’s latest victory came on Saturday night, with a 44-16 blowout of the winless Orlando Guardians.

A defensive guru, Phillips saw the Roughnecks defense rack up four sacks and six tackles for loss.

Paxton Lynch, a former first-round pick of the Broncos (one of the teams Phillips previously coached), completed 18 of 30 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns for Orlando. The effort included an 81-yard touchdown to receiver Charleston Rambo. Lynch also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Houston.

Houston led 20-0 in the first quarter and never looked back. It remains to be seen whether one or more NFL teams look back on the decision to move on from Wade Phillips with regret.

Given some of the struggling defenses in the NFL, maybe they should.

13 responses to “Wade Phillips leads Houston Roughnecks to 4-0

  1. He got stabbed in the back in Dallas by someone making sure Dallas did not score points. Then when he was replaced all of sudden the team started scoring points like crazy. It was crystal clear to me what happen.

  2. Aging, wealthy, and successful man with nothing to play for but ego to take one of a limited number of opportunities from countless others who need it more, film at 11

  3. More likely the teams with struggling defenses have bad players and that’s on the general manager

  4. A. P Lynch was drafted by the Denver Broncos. Do your homework Mike.

    B. Head coach in NFL is waaaaay different than head coach in the XFL. We’ve already seen how that turned out. Great DC, not so great head coach.

  5. I watched a Houston Roughneck game and Paxton Lynch was so awful he was benched. That’s pretty bad when you get benched in the XFL.

  6. Saw a lot of yesterdays game they have a really good well coaches team i see a few NFL back up players on that Houston team.

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