Wade Phillips, the Texans’ current defensive coordinator, has served as the head coach for five NFL teams over the course of his career, compiling a record of 82-59. It’s not a terrible mark by any stretch of the imagination, but Phillips has only won one postseason game as a head coach in his career. Even worse, Phillips, who has made a living as a great defensive mind, is most remembered as the head coach of the Bills when the Tennessee Titans pulled off the Music City Miracle to beat the Bills in the AFC wildcard round following the 1999 season.
Still, through all the years of being a head coach and failing to bring home a trophy, Wade Phillips may get one last chance to lead an NFL team.
Phillips currently works as the Houston Texans’ defensive coordinator. A season ago, Phillips was given credit for transforming the Texans into one of the best defensive units in the NFL. That combined with the Texans’ great offense, propelled Houston easily into the playoffs.
This season ...