November 25, 1985 |
Bum Phillips abruptly resigned as head coach of the New Orleans Saints today, forgoing the final $1.3 million of his contract. "My job here was to provide a winning season, and I didn't do that," Phillips said. The Saints are 4-8 this year. Wade Phillips, son of the head coach and defensive coordinator, was named interim head coach. Team President Eddie Jones also resigned.
December 23, 2000
Just in over the wire: BUFFALO, N.Y.--Even though Rob Johnson broke both legs during last week's overtime loss at New England, Buffalo Coach Wade Phillips has decided to play the often-injured quarterback over disgruntled backup Doug Flutie. When reached at his home in New York State Hospital, Phillips explained, "We'll give him a couple of possessions and see how he does." DAN JENSEN San Clemente
December 28, 1993 |
Rod Bernstine, the Denver Broncos' leading rusher with 816 yards, will undergo surgery this week on his dislocated right shoulder and will sit out the rest of the season, including the playoffs. Bernstine, who also caught 44 passes for 372 yards, injured his shoulder while diving in an attempt for extra yardage in the first quarter of Sunday's 17-10 loss to Tampa Bay. Despite losing, the Broncos earned a wild-card playoff berth.
January 29, 1986 |
The New Orleans Saints plucked Jim Mora from the ranks of the United States Football League on Tuesday and gave him the task that six other men have failed to complete over a 19-year span: winning with the hapless National Football League team. "In Jim Mora, we have a man who has won and knows what it takes to have a winner," Saint owner Tom Benson said. "He's won everywhere he's been. He's also the kind person we need for our team, our fans and our city."
January 20, 1993 |
George Young, stunned by Dave Wannstedt's decision to take the Chicago Bears' head coaching job, met with Dan Reeves to discuss the New York Giants' position that no one seems to want. Reeves, the former Denver Bronco coach who is one of the few people who has pursued the Giants' job, met with Young at a hotel in Denver. "It doesn't help me (to comment)," Reeves said by telephone. "If anything it probably hurts me. I wouldn't have talked to him (Young) if I wasn't interested."
September 25, 1990 |
Cornerback Tyrone Braxton, a leader in the Denver Broncos secondary, has been lost for the season with a torn ligament in his right knee. Braxton, who was injured Sunday in the Seattle game, was scheduled to undergo surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament at St. Luke's Hospital. Team officials said Monday that the surgery will require a six- to eight-month rehabilitation period.
August 10, 1990 |
Denver Bronco Coach Dan Reeves was resting comfortably in a hospital Thursday after he had chest pains due to blocked heart arteries. Reeves, 46, was in good condition at an undisclosed hospital, his cardiologist, Randall Marsh, said. "He has not, I repeat, he has not had a heart attack," Marsh said at a news conference. "This morning, he is just fine. I'm not worried about him. He has had a rude awakening by Mother Nature." Reeves was admitted to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.