Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is fine joking around every now and then. Just don't mince words about his defense.
The losses prompted former head coach and current stream of consciousness color announcer Jon Gruden to offer a pro tip: Play more zone so running backs and tight ends don't wreak havoc on your linebackers.
"Well, Jon Gruden hasn't coached in a while, has he?" Phillips told The Denver Post. "We were playing zone on quite a few of those plays. We haven't played as well as we wanted to, obviously, because we didn't win. But we're still the best pass defense in the National Football League and against a lot of top quarterbacks."
Conveniently, Gruden will also be in town.