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Phillips earns shot to get to next level

Updated: January 18, 2010, 11:25 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Wade Phillips has never had a chance to finish the job.

Phillips got only two seasons in Denver before he was fired and replaced by Mike Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls with the Broncos while Phillips coached elsewhere.

A few years later, Phillips was let go after only three seasons in Buffalo. The Music City Miracle wasn't his undoing nor was his handling of the Bills' quarterback situation. Phillips was fired for his failure to let go of some of his assistant ...

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