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November 28, 1985 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, Times Staff Writer
Being a head coach in the NFL isn't easy when your old man is a Bum. Just ask Wade Phillips, who this week was handed one of the least-coveted jobs on the bayou when he was named interim coach of the New Orleans Saints. "I thought it would be the happiest day of my life when I got to be a head coach in the NFL," he said. Monday's press conference, though, was no champagne brunch. There's little joy in being named to replace your own father in the job at which he failed.
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December 31, 2010 | Wire reports
The Carolina Panthers announced the dismissal of Coach John Fox on Friday, signaling the end of a nine-year run in which he led the franchise to its only Super Bowl. Owner Jerry Richardson said the contracts of Fox and the rest of his staff wouldn't be renewed after Sunday's game at Atlanta. Fox said he expected the firing. "It's not new," he said. "It's something I've been preparing for actually for a couple of years. " Fox was first denied a contract extension after the 2008 season.
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December 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Denver Broncos hoped to win one for Wade. But the New Orleans Saints had a better idea--win one with Wade. Jim Everett passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns before being injured, and backup Wade Wilson made a lead stand up as the Saints defeated the Broncos, 30-28, on Saturday. Wilson, a 14-year veteran who played sparingly this season in Everett's shadow, helped the Saints (7-9) capitalize on three Denver turnovers in the final period.
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November 6, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
This season started in the worst of ways for Dallas running back Tashard Choice, but he might have a chance to finish strong. At the end of the first half in the opener against Washington, Choice took a pitch and was swarmed by Redskins defenders. Instead of simply going down and ending the half, he fought for meaningless yardage and was stripped of the ball by DeAngelo Hall, who returned it for a touchdown. If one play embodied the frustration the 1-6 Cowboys have felt this season, that was it. But Choice, a third-string back who's often forgotten behind Marion Barber and Felix Jones, has frequently been a pleasant surprise in his career.
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January 21, 1990 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be coaches. Don't let 'em run projectors till until all hours of the morning, until some scatter-brain running back fumbles or some official leaves his glasses home and some oilman's kid decides to interrupt Christmas holiday to tell 'em they're history. All that happened to Wade Phillips' daddy, Bum. You can forget it, pilgrim. These are the sons of the pioneers.
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December 21, 2007
Wade Phillips, Dallas Cowboys coach 'A lot of our players have girlfriends, wives and significant others. Some of them may have both.'
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January 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Buffalo Bills fired coach Wade Phillips late Sunday night, ESPN.com reported. Team owner Ralph Wilson dismissed the coach because Phillips declined to make staffing changes suggested by Wilson last week. One team source and another source close to Phillips confirmed the firing for CBS SportsLine.com and said the decision would be announced today. Neither Phillips nor Wilson could be reached for comment.
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January 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
Wade Phillips succeeded retired Marv Levy as coach of the Buffalo Bills on Monday and made it clear the team has a long road back to the Super Bowl. "This isn't a Super Bowl team," Phillips said. "We have a big job to do, and we know that." The Bills were 6-10 this season. Sources said Phillips signed a four-year contract at $750,000-$800,000 a season. He immediately made linebacker coach Ted Cottrell his defensive coordinator.
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December 21, 2007
Wade Phillips, Dallas Cowboys coach 'A lot of our players have girlfriends, wives and significant others. Some of them may have both.'
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October 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips insisted Friday that he had never said that New England's three Super Bowl championships were tainted. Two days before the already much-hyped matchup of 5-0 teams, when the Patriots play in Dallas, Phillips denied making such comments after New England Coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team lost a draft pick for videotaping an opposing sideline this season.
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January 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
Exactly a year later, the "Music City Miracle" is still wreaking havoc on the Buffalo Bills. Wade Phillips was fired for refusing to give up on the special teams coach he hired in the wake of the Jan. 8, 2000, loss to Tennessee that eliminated the Bills from last year's playoffs. Bills' owner Ralph Wilson said Monday he considered the firing of Ronnie Jones, in his first year as special teams coach, "imperative for the improvement of our team."
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January 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
The Buffalo Bills fired coach Wade Phillips late Sunday night, ESPN.com reported. Team owner Ralph Wilson dismissed the coach because Phillips declined to make staffing changes suggested by Wilson last week. One team source and another source close to Phillips confirmed the firing for CBS SportsLine.com and said the decision would be announced today. Neither Phillips nor Wilson could be reached for comment.
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January 21, 1998 | RANDY HARVEY
Each time there was a lull during an interview session with Denver Coach Mike Shanahan on Tuesday, it seemed as if someone stuck a microphone or a tape recorder in his face and asked about Gary Kubiak. Kubiak is the Broncos' young offensive coordinator, rumored to be among candidates to become the next Dallas Cowboy coach. An NFL source says that's all it is, a rumor, but, to hear Shanahan, Kubiak deserves to be high on Jerry Jones' list.
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January 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
Wade Phillips succeeded retired Marv Levy as coach of the Buffalo Bills on Monday and made it clear the team has a long road back to the Super Bowl. "This isn't a Super Bowl team," Phillips said. "We have a big job to do, and we know that." The Bills were 6-10 this season. Sources said Phillips signed a four-year contract at $750,000-$800,000 a season. He immediately made linebacker coach Ted Cottrell his defensive coordinator.
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January 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Out one door and in the other. Dan Reeves reportedly reached a tentative agreement to coach the New York Giants Monday, the same day that the Denver Broncos announced that Wade Phillips would replace Reeves as coach. The Broncos had fired Reeves in late December after Denver missed the playoffs with an 8-8 record. A news conference announcing Reeves, 49, as the Giants' coach will be held either today or Wednesday, according to unidentified sources in an Associated Press report.
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November 11, 1993 | Associated Press
Denver Bronco Coach Wade Phillips was hospitalized Wednesday because of severe abdominal pain, but was released after about a 15-hour stay and hopes to be at practice today. Phillips' condition was diagnosed as gastroenteritis--an inflammation of the stomach and intestines usually caused by a virus. Seeking a backup quarterback, the Miami Dolphins signed Steve DeBerg.
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January 5, 1998 | From Associated Press
Wade Phillips, who helped shape the Buffalo Bills into one of the NFL's strongest defensive teams, is expected to be hired today as the successor to Marv Levy. Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson acknowledged Sunday that a news conference has been scheduled for today. Wilson met with Phillips on Friday at the owner's winter home in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Buffalo News reported Sunday that Phillips accepted the job during a phone conversation with Wilson on Saturday.
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December 30, 1994 | From Associated Press
Two more NFL coaches were fired Thursday--Tom Flores of the Seattle Seahawks and Wade Phillips of the Denver Broncos. They are the second and third coaches dismissed since the end of the regular season, joining Rich Kotite of Philadelphia. Flores, who coached the Raiders to two Super Bowl victories during the 1980s and was coach of the Seahawks the last three seasons, had two option years remaining on his contract.
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