Denver Broncos: What Predominantly Orange is thankful for
2. Wade Phillips
In his second stint as defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos, Wade Phillips made a massive impact, and left a massive hole in our hearts when he was with the team for just two seasons. Phillips coached a league best defense including a secondary with a nickname that I think we will never forget, the “No Fly Zone.”
Denver’s defense is truly what led them to the Super Bowl 50 victory, and Phillips’ game strategy was highly successful, and his strong bond with his players was unmatched. Phillips has an intense love for the game, and had an intense love for his team and the Denver Broncos’ fanbase, who loved him right back.
With his jokes and his warm social media presence, he quickly became a grandpa-like figure to Broncos Country. Or, was that just me? Was I the only one who kinda wished Wade Phillips could be my third grandpa? Something tells me no.
Upon Gary Kubiak (another man we will always love) retiring, Wade Phillips was replaced by Joe Woods, which would prove to be a grave mistake, and went to the Los Angeles Rams and was reunited with Aqib Talib (another man I will always be thankful for) and produced another stellar defense that would reach the Super Bowl.
Broncos Country loves and misses you, Wade!