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Wade Phillips finally kicked in the door

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It was quite a weekend for Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. On Sunday, his team won the Super Bowl primarily because of the players he coaches. The night before, he was selected as the NFL’s best assistant coach. Those watching Denver’s 24-10 bludgeoning of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday saw a defensive unit assembled before Phillips arrived exactly one year ago (Feb. 9, 2015). In the span of 12 months, a good Denver defense became an excellent defense. Phillips…

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NFL storylines: playoff mediocrity and the Carolina Panthers

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NFL storylines: playoff mediocrity and the Carolina Panthers With three games remaining in the NFL season, fans begin looking toward the post season. At this stage, most teams should already be looking toward next year. In the AFC, only six of 16 teams have .500 records or better. It is even worse in the NFC, where only five teams have won more than they have lost. It is even worse than that. Of the 16 NFC teams, 14 of them…

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Don Shula rooting for his son Mike, Panthers to go 19-0

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Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is rooting for the Carolina Panthers to join his 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only undefeated Super Bowl champions. Well, indirectly anyway. Shula is really pulling for his son Mike, Carolina’s offensive coordinator. For Don, family trumps even the Dolphins’ sacred season. “Yes, there’s no question about it — I want that to happen,” Shula told The Associated Press. “I am proud of my record and my teams and the things they have accomplished,…

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