Wade Phillips issues fiery prediction for Rams in 2019
Wade Phillips has long been one of the NFL’s most colorful personalities, and the Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator’s fiery prediction for the team’s prospects for further success in 2019 is a testament to just that.
The Rams of course did not put up their best performance in an underwhelming 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Having time to come to terms with the disappointment, a confident Phillips believes that bigger and better things are in store for the Rams next season. This includes a return to the Super Bowl, where Phillips expects the Rams would have a much better showing.
Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) in town to present Dan Pastorini who's going into the Houston Sports Hall of Fame. His @RamsNFL came close: "I might have to say it. The first year we knocked on the door. This year we beat on the door. Next year we're gonna kick the son of a bitch in." pic.twitter.com/03tChdY883— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) February 7, 2019
“I might have to say it,” Phillips said. “The first year we knocked on the door. This year we beat on the door. Next year we’re gonna kick the son of a b—h in.”
While it’s not uncommon for a team to get exposed by Bill Belichick’s genius, the belief was that the high-powered Rams would put up a much better fight. Instead, Sean McVay, who admitted he was out-coached by Belichick, could not get anything going with a Jared Goff-led and Todd Gurley-less offense.
Phillips, however, can hardly be blamed for the Rams’ loss. After all, the longtime coach’s defense made Tom Brady look mostly mortal and only allowed a paltry 13 points, the lowest winning score in Super Bowl history, which occurred in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever.
While the Rams do have some questions heading into the offseason, there’s no reason to expect them to fall off too dramatically in 2019, although the dreaded curse that tends to afflict Super Bowl losers looms large.
Don’t tell Phillips that, though.