If Hired By Rams, McVay Wants Phillips As DC

Things are heating up between the Rams and Sean McVay, so much so that the youngster is already thinking about his potential staff. If hired by L.A., McVay’s top option for defensive coordinator is Wade Phillips, league sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Wade Phillips

Phillips has served as the Broncos’ DC for the last two years. Although he has been largely successful in Denver, the team is apparently allowing his contract to lapse. As shown in our Offensive/Defensive Coordinator Tracker, Phillips was contacted about the Browns’ vacancy before the job was given to Gregg Williams and other teams have also been linked to him. No matter what, Wade won’t be out of work for long.

The Rams did alright in terms of defensive DVOA last year, finishing 15th in the NFL. The Rams also have some tremendous players on that side of the ball, including linemen Aaron Donald and Robert Quinn.

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  1. mcdusty31

    Transitioning from a 4-3 to a 3-4 takes a little time and with a solid defensive front already in place you’d be risking upsetting the balance of what is already working…Wade is a damn good DC but they need to ask all the questions and check all the boxes before they sign up for this marriage

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    • Trains34

      Exactly. Though it’s smart for a young 1st time head coach to look for a legit veteran coordinator with as much experience as Wade Phillips.

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    • steven nichols

      I can’t see Quinn standing up. However, Donald would rock as a 3-4 end!

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