Wade Phillips will be working the draft in England


The son of Bum Phillips will be working the draft this year in a place where “bum” has a very different meaning.

Three-time former NFL coach Wade Phillips said via Twitter that he’ll be working the upcoming selection process with SKY Sports in England.

Hope they can understand Texas English,” Phillips said.

Phillips has been adamant that the Texans should take quarterback Johnny Manziel with the first pick in the draft.  As John McClain of the Houston Chronicle explained it last week on PFT Live, Phillips thinks Manziel could have the same impact on the Texans that Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell had on the Oilers.

Phillips most recently served as interim head coach and defensive coordinator of the Texans.

It’s confusing that no other NFL team has hired Phillips.  Here’s hoping the folks in England appreciate the wealth of knowledge and experience they’ll be enjoying when they hear what Phillips has to say.

25 responses to “Wade Phillips will be working the draft in England

  1. Son-of-Bum has been outcoached in every big game he’s been involved in during the past 10 years. Not at all surprised he can’t even get a TV gig in this country.

  2. He’s actually a good get for the fans across the pond.

    Its like the few times I watch soccer in the USA and they have a bona-fide player or coach who I’ve actually heard of doing the commentary.

    Plus, the guy just looks like a beaten down by the World former coach.

  3. As a fan in the UK, I am very excited by this. No disrespect to Jeff Reinbold, but the best we usually get is a CFL special teams coach.

  4. FWIW McClain was adamant in late 2010 that Wade WOULD NOT be the Texans DC the following season

  5. Wade Phillips is a tremendous coach. He took the Texans’ defense from last to first in a single off season. His stints as head coach of the Broncos, Bills, and Cowboys didn’t go phenomenally, but he is a defensive mastermind.

  6. Below average HC, but excellent DC.

    He will get a job sometime in the first half of the season when someone fires their defensive coordinator.

  7. It would be amazing if we can somehow get him for some games on sky this year. At the moment we usually have Cecil Martin giving his “insight”

  8. why send Phillips to NE to report? Does his texas slang fit in….NOPE…Send willie Mcginnest,,or better yet T Bruschi

  9. He’d still be coaching the Bills, (last coach to get them to the Playoffs) if the refs didn’t blow the call on the most famous forward lateral in the history of the game #musiccitymistake

  10. Confusing? What’s confusing about a guy who was consistently out thought and out game planned by the better coaches in the league over a period of years not getting another shot?

  11. The NFL in England is a bad idea from player comforts, crossing the Pond all the time.
    Stupid until teleporting is in vogue
    Figures Goodell would back it.
    He lives in never, never land anyway

  12. Is he going to help draft soccer players? he and Smith blew up the Texans defense let Barwin go to Philly, Quin to Detroit , traded Ryans to Philly, let Shaun Cody go to retirement, let Mario Williams walk to Buffalo, he should be a big help to the Brits

  13. Bum Phillips was the last real gentleman to coach in the NFL. The guy knew what it meant to wear a hat and when not to wear one. Might seem like a small thing but it speaks volumes about the man.

    Here’s hoping Wade gets back in the league soon. I think is he’d had a real GM behind him in Dallas they’d have had more success.

  14. If we can listen to the drivel from Piers Morgan, over here, the least we can do is send the Brits some good old, Texas hospitality, courtesy of Wade.

    “But I say there Wade, would you prefer your scones, with or without bangers?”

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