The Wade Phillips era has kicked off with an extended honeymoon period. Heck, when you win your first four games at the helm then you hardly need a honeymoon period. Along with all that winning comes a happy organization, with Wade heading the group.
"I'm going to enjoy coaching - that's why I coach," Phillips said. "Partly because of the players and the coaches, but I enjoy the game. I did learn that from my dad. He enjoyed the game.
"It's not really worth it to me - it is for some coaches obviously because it's all-the-time grimace - but I have fun watching those guys make plays. They worked long, hard and put a lot of effort into it and when it happens, like Patrick - when he caught that second (touchdown) I said, 'He did it again!' I enjoy our players making plays."
"What I've done is try to submerge myself into this offensive line as much as I can and make sure the guys are as prepared as they can be for what might happen," Sparano said. "I feel like I owe it to the guys. If I'm not ready when they show up, then I didn't do my job."