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Bucs' Mr. Fix-it faces big job again

Years after replacing John Lynch, S Jermaine Phillips must succeed LB Derrick Brooks

Originally Published: March 27, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Jermaine Phillips was visiting family in Atlanta when he received a rather ominous telephone call from new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris.

The terse message: When you return to Tampa, swing by my office.

"It was like being [summoned] to the principal's office," Phillips said, recalling the request. "All kinds of things go through your head. You wonder, 'OK, what did I do now? Why does he want to see me? Is there something wrong?' … Yeah, for sure, it was a little ...

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