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Phillips: Doesn’t feel Texans have more wins than Pats

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Monday night’s meeting between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans was prepackaged and sold a playoff preview — possibly of the conference title game — but one of these teams still has plenty of work to do. “It doesn’t feel like we have more wins than New England right now,” Texans defensive coordinator Wade [...]

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Wade Phillips’ condition upgraded

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Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is recovering well from surgery on his kidney and gallblader. Wade Phillips continues to improve from his surgery. His condition has been upgraded to good. Again, the family requests privacy and no further information will be released at this time,” the Texans said in a statement. Phillips is expected to [...]

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Wade Phillips to take a medical leave

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The Houston Texans announced Wednesday that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will take a medical leave of absence because of a surgical procedure scheduled later this week. He is expected to return later this season, though the team wasn’t specific. TV station KRIV reported that Phillips’ leave will last “a couple of weeks.” In his first [...]

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What Are the Reasonable Expectations for Wade Phillips’ Defense?

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Now that Houston head coach Gary Kubiak has hired former Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips on as defensive coordinator, much speculation has swirled about a possible playoff appearance for the Texans. With an already prolific offense, a good defense could be enough to accomplish that. But just what are the reasonable expectations for Phillips’ defense [...]

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Are Wade Phillips & the 2011 NFL Draft Prospects the Key for a Houston Texans Playoff Run?

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The Houston Texans had their first ever winning season in 2009 and had a ton of promise entering the 2010 season. The defensive effort was not even close to on par with the offensive, which led to a disappointing 6-10 finish. Many had picked the Texans as someone to make a deep playoff run, and [...]

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DeMeco Ryans a leader for Texans

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HOUSTON — Houston Texans middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans has assumed a pivotal dual role for his team as the NFL lockout stretches into its fourth month. Ryans is one of the Texans’ player representatives, along with right tackle Eric Winston, responsible for keeping his teammates abreast of developments in the ongoing labor dispute. And since [...]

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Wade Phillips takes a shot at Saban and his coaching ability

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New Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips more or less agrees with conventional wisdom regarding his new team’s defense.  He likes the front seven, but he’s not sure about the team’s secondary. Starting with last year’s first-round pick, Kareem Jackson. “I think technique-wise he needs a lot of work,” Phillips told John McLain of the Houston [...]

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