Rams To Move On From DC Wade Phillips

Wade Phillips won’t return as the Rams’ defensive coordinator in 2020. On Monday, Phillips announced that he’s leaving Los Angeles. 

I have been informed by the Rams that my contract will not be renewed,” Phillips wrote. “I want to thank them for the opportunity to be a part of their success the last three years. Most of all I want to thank the players who I loved workings with. I still want to coach and feel I can contribute.”

Phillips, 72, was a part of head coach Sean McVay’s inaugural staff. He’s been in the NFL since 1976 and even though he has done it all and captured a Super Bowl ring, he has no desire to retire. Given his resume, there’s little doubt that Phillips will be able to hook on elsewhere as a defensive coordinator, even though things did not go according to plan for his Rams defense in 2019.

In 2019, the Rams allowed 22.8 points per game and 339.6 yards per contest, putting them in the middle of the pack in both categories. Still, he didn’t get as much help from the offense as he would have liked – McVay’s much-ballyhooed offense put up just 24.6 points per contest.

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  1. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    If he still wants to coach he is still one of the top DCs in the league. I would take him in a heartbeat. Eagles could use him

    • kevin

      glad his contract wasn’t renewed instead of just firing him . that’s getting rarer by the min to see someone get thu their contract

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Wade is a class act just like his father was. Wishing him the best.

  3. Dabofus going to the Padres game

    Browns. Bring him into be DC. Grab Ozzie Newsome for GM. And get yourself a new hc that will build the line and around Chubb.

    • Jcool90

      Ozzie is never leaving my boys buddy. Keep dreaming. Browns stink, they are the wind when you fart man you dont know which way their going Haha.

  4. crazylarry

    Love Wade. Just a good guy even if he just stood on the sidelines.

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