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Houston Texans Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips Takes Unprovoked Jab at Michael Strahan

October 12th, 2012 at 11:30 AM
By Casey Sherman

Houston Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt is having a break out season. He currently leads the NFL in sacks, but had one removed Elias Sports Bureau earlier this week. After losing the sack, Texans Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips raised some controversy by questioning New York Giants legend Michael Strahan, his record breaking sack and why that one wasn't removed.

“Why didn’t they take away Strahan’s when he set record?” Phillips questioned.

Strahan is known for being one of the fiercest pass rushers of all time and holds the NFL record for most sacks in a single season. However, some question the sack that ultimately broke Mark Gastineau record of 22. Some believe that then Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre laid down in front of Strahan on purpose, essentially gift wrapping the record for him. After all, the two were close friends.

It's clear that Phillips is just standing up for his player, but there was no reason to question Strahan's record in the process. If later in the season it appears Watt has a chance to top Strahan's 22.5 sacks, then the decision by the Elias Sports Bureau to take one away could become a bigger issue but for now the record belongs to the Giants' legend.


Tags: Football, Michael Strahan, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Wade Phillips

14 Responses to “Houston Texans Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips Takes Unprovoked Jab at Michael Strahan”

  1.  BigBlueGiant says:

    anyone sick of these players doing the “roc-a-fella” sign after scoring a TD?

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    Even as a Giant fan I think Phillips is right. Something shouldn’t be changed weeks later. How is a sack taken away after all this time? It’s stupid of the NFL.

    •  Valid says:

      He is right, but leave it to The Michelin Man to take a shot at the Giants. He is a bitter man who still can’t get over the fact that the Giants kicked his team’s 13-3 a.sses out of the playoffs five seasons ago.

  3.  TheCatch says:

    REPOST: Way to funny!!!!!!! Dallas fan drinking the Kool Aid;

  4.  kujo says:

    Nicks and Bennett practicing.

  5.  BLU-82 says:

    I mean, whatever.. If I were Phillips I’d be PO’d too. Wouldn’t say he’s taking a shot at Strahan, more along the lines of “I’m frustrated by the arbitrary nature of this stupid situation and want my players to get the credit they deserve.”

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    Can we categorize this officially as a Tempest in a Teapot? I, for one, could not care less what Wade Phillips thinks about Strahan. I’m waiting to worry about what he thinks about our defensive line and high-powered offense if we see him at the Super Bowl (my pre-season prediction was Giants v. Texans but the latter suffered a major loss that could take them down before the season is done and result in those New Englanders coming out of the AFC once again…at which point, provided the Giants can get there, the rivalry would start to more than rival that between the Yanks and the Bosox).

  7.  GOAT56 says:

    Corey Webster (hand/hammy), Kenny Phillips (knee), Andre Brown (concussion) & Rocky Bernard (quad) not practicing.

    Interesting. That leads me to think these 4 will be out. The last 3 I already assumed but it seems a little surprising with Webster. Funny, enough with the way Prince, Hosley and even to some extent Coe have played Webster would be a minor loss for this game. We only really need 3 CBs the way SF plays. But that does mean these guys have to stay healthy otherwise we will see Tryon.

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