Wade Phillips is back in the NFL.
Phillips has long been regarded as one of the better defensive minds in football, serving as coordinator for the New Orleans Saints, Eagles, Broncos, Bills, Falcons, Chargers and Texans over his nearly 40-year professional coaching career. He returns to Denver in the same position he held from 1989-1992.
As with many successful coordinators, Phillips was often courted for head-coaching positions. He was the head coach of the Broncos, Bills and Cowboys, but success eluded him in such a role. Phillips was fired after two seasons in Denver, three seasons in Buffalo and three-and-a-half seasons in Dallas, where he posted his best record (13-3) in 2007.