After a year away from football, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips is ready to get back to work.
In his latest stop, Phillips will serve as the defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, and he’s understandably excited about the personnel he has to work with--a group that includes stars like Aqib Talib, Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, who had 60.5 sacks under Phillips in Dallas from 2007-2010.
“I’m pretty good at what I’m doing; I’ve done it a lot of times,” Phillips said, per Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “This is probably the best situation, defensively, that I’ve come into--or way better than any other situation I’ve come into. Normally they’ve had a bad year and they’ve brought me in as defensive coordinator. This team has a lot of talent on defense, but we’re going to do better. That’s what I do, is improve them.”
After being fired by the Cowboys midway through the 2010 season, Phillips joined the Texans as defensive coordinator in 2011. He stayed in Houston through 2013 and was out of football last year. He was announced as the Broncos’ defensive coordinator on January 28.
“I don’t think there’s pressure not to mess it up, I think it’s to get them better,” Phillips said. “I’ve been lucky to get into the right situations with good players and I think we have them here.”
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