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Wade Phillips out as Rams coordinator

Chris Simms looks at how the Rams' defense broke down against the 49ers on a critical play that allowed San Francisco to set up for the game-winning field goal, presented by Verizon.

Wade Phillips is a free agent again.

The veteran defensive coordinator will not return to the Rams next season, according to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.

The 72-year-old Phillips took the fall for a defense full of expensive veteran stars not matching the previous season’s level.

Prior to joining the Rams in 2017, he helped the Broncos win a Super Bowl, earning assistant coach of the year honors in 2015.

The former Cowboys, Bills, and Broncos head coach has also worked for the Texans, Chargers, Falcons, Eagles, Saints, and Oilers (which shows you how long he’s been doing this).

He has said he wants to continue, and should have opportunities to do so.

UPDATE 2:25 p.m. ET: Phillips himself confirmed the part about wanting to work again, tweeting out as much moments ago.