Patriots coach Bill Belichick is impressed with how consistently consistent Rams Wade Phillips's defense coordinator has been over the years.
Phillips received his first NFL coaching job as an associate of Houston Oilers in 1976, becoming the defensive coordinator for the first time in New Orleans in 1981. And Phillips has not changed much during that time, says Belichick.
"I've certainly changed a lot in the last 30 years, schematically," said Belichick. "Wade really. , , He does not really have it. You have to pay him tribute. The system took. I mean, that's part of his father's system that he developed, adapted and developed there. I mean, I have a lot of respect for what he did and how he did it for every other kind of crime you see. Multiple Bottlenecks, Run-and-Shoot, 10 Employees, 11 Employees, 12 Employees, 21, 22. He could do the same thing – not the same, but his system could handle it all. And I think that's a real merit for what he put together 30 years ago.
Phillips was two-time defense coordinator for Rams, Broncos, Texans, Chargers, Falcons, Bills, Eagles, and Saints, a head coach of the Cowboys, Bills and Broncos, and an interim coach of the Texans, Hawks, and Saints. Because of all this, he has not changed his defense very much.