Ceiling is high for Anthony Spencer

INDIANAPOLIS – Wade Phillips has a high standard for outside linebackers.

He coached Rickey Jackson, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, with the New Orleans Saints. Phillips is coaching DeMarcus Ware, who is well on his way to Canton.

Phillips firmly believes Anthony Spencer has that kind of potential.

"Oh yeah, there’s no doubt about it," Phillips said. "He's a dominant player."

For Spencer to be considered in that class, he simply has to continue performing like he did down the stretch last season, when he had eight sacks in the final eight games including playoffs.

"Spencer was one of the best players in the league last year at the end of the year," Phillips said.