Tag: i hope wade phillips is a better gm than rick smith

Change Scope

Filter By

Houston Diehards: A Look At Potential Suitors For Wade Phillips

52

Chris does a nice job taking a gander at franchises who could feasibly have head coach openings this offseason as said openings relate to Wade Phillips.

bfd's Top 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Your 2011 Houston Texans

267

bfd's Top 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Your 2011 Houston Texans.

Arguing With Myself: The Evolution Of Rick Smith

92

Has Rick Smith turned the corner as general manager of the Texans? Has he needed to evolve?

bfd's Top 5 Reasons To Be Pessimistic About Your 2011 Houston Texans

697

bfd's Top 5 Reasons to Be Pessimistic About Your 2011 Houston Texans.

SRI: Gary Kubiak Speaks

20

Kubes might as well have said, "In Wade I trust."

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Elephant

104

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Elephant. What is Wade cooking up in his laboratory and which ingredient is Mario?

"They say ‘3-4’, ‘4-3’, all that," Phillips said at the Texans' annual Charity Golf Classic. "We...

48

"They say ‘3-4’, ‘4-3’, all that," Phillips said at the Texans' annual Charity Golf Classic. "We really play a 5-2. We play five defensive linemen that can rush the passer and two inside 'backers who can tackle people. And we think Mario certainly fits in there."

-Wade Phillips, attempting to clarify what Mario Williams will be doing in the new scheme

"To be honest,'' Schatz said, "I don't think Mario Williams as outside linebacker is that crazy....

73

"To be honest,'' Schatz said, "I don't think Mario Williams as outside linebacker is that crazy. The strongside linebacker [in Phillips' defense] only rarely drops into coverage and the weakside linebacker almost never drops into coverage. Last year, our game charters had Ware in coverage on six passes. That's it. [Antwan] Applewhite, the weakside linebacker in San Diego, was in coverage on just nine. Williams makes more sense there than as a five-technique end.'' The five-technique end has run and rush responsibilities and lines up on the outside shoulder of the offensive tackle. According to the numbers crunched by FootballOutsiders.com, Ware got home more than Williams in the past three seasons, but both had good impact disrupting the quarterback. Ware had 47 sacks to Williams' 30, but they had an identical 120 hits and hurries of the passer.

-From Peter King's MMQB Tuesday Mailbag

PFR: Mario Williams And DeMarcus Ware

86

A look at DeMarcus Ware's production as Mario Williams makes the move to OLB in the Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense.

Mario Williams To Play Weakside OLB In Phillips 3-4?

310

"At 6-7, 290, Mario Williams will become the largest OLB in NFL history. Wade Phillips plans to use him on the weak side." - John McClain I think this is a pretty bad idea. Mario's forte is with his hand on the ground. I suspect our 3-4 might end up looking a lot like a 5-2 when all is said and done. I also read elsewhere that Reed and Barwin would battle for the starting strong-side job, which seems to indicate to me that Barwin's injury progress is a concern.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker