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Head coach Wade Phillips of the San Antonio Brahmas watches during game against the Arlington Renegades at Alamodome on May 19, 2024 in San Antonio, Texas.Someone once called Wade Phillips a lousy head coach. That someone was Wade Phillips. He said this back in 2015, during a press conference at which he was introduced as the Denver Broncos’ new defensive coordinator. The now 76-year-old son of legendary Stetson-clad Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips had worked for the Broncos before, both as a coordinator and then, for two inglorious seasons in 1993 and 1994, as head coach. Phillips went 16–16 and was fired. More head-coaching opportunities would come in the following decades, and Phillips was fired from those too. The Buffalo Bills canned Phillips in 2000 after three seasons. Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys axed him midway through the 2010 season—his fourth in Dallas. Phillips figured a less-than-stellar reputation had preceded…

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