Broncos defense says goodbye, pays respect to Wade Phillips

No sooner had the news come out on Thursday night that the man responsible for the Denver Broncos’ world-class defense over the past two seasons was now headed to Los Angeles were members of that unit on social media bidding farewell to their former leader.

Adam Schefter reported on Thursday night that Wade Phillips was headed to the Rams and several of the top players on the Broncos defense were quick to say their goodbyes and pay respect to the man who helped lead them to a Super Bowl 50 victory on the back of one of the best defensive seasons in team and NFL history.

Phillips’ contract was set to expire and the team did not appear interested in retaining him under new head coach Vance Joseph.

Linebacker Brandon Marshall posted this picture on Instagram, with the caption “It’s been a pleasure”…

 

 

Fellow linebacker Corey Nelson said Phillips was a great coach and a better man…

Cornerback and special teams gunner Kayvon Webster gave his old coach a salute…

Bradley Roby, who flourished in a slot corner role under Phillips, said he’ll miss his old DC…

And Chris Harris, who had his first first-team All-Pro nomination under Phillips, called the 69-year-old coach #Legendary…

 

 

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