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Wade Phillips will be working the draft in England

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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.

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25 Responses to “Wade Phillips will be working the draft in England”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 28, 2014 1:56 PM

    Well, I’ll be a son of a bum. England, you say?

  2. floriosnuts says: Apr 28, 2014 1:59 PM

    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.

  3. jpb12 says: Apr 28, 2014 1:59 PM

    I’m sure they’ll be adding subtitles. #SwampPeople style.

  4. romo2witten says: Apr 28, 2014 2:01 PM

    Wade is a good guy, a great defensive coordinator, and a terrible head coach.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 28, 2014 2:02 PM

    Somebody has to educate the people over in England about how Football Festivus works. Maybe some day athletes in England will be interested in being drafted.

  6. kd75 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:02 PM

    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.

  7. grogansneck says: Apr 28, 2014 2:02 PM

    Bobs your uncle, I’d take manziel, Guv’ner.

  8. silverhornet says: Apr 28, 2014 2:03 PM

    Was not a good head coach but is one of the best defensive coordinators in the league.

  9. danius353 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:05 PM

    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.

  10. jda129 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:05 PM

    No one hired him because he smells of Brylcreem and liniment oil.

  11. thekingdave says: Apr 28, 2014 2:07 PM

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

  12. general1santa1hannah1montana says: Apr 28, 2014 2:14 PM

    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.

  13. craigkintexas says: Apr 28, 2014 2:18 PM

    Lots of current head coaches would love to have a 57% winning record.

  14. dalcow4 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:21 PM

    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.

  15. britishraven says: Apr 28, 2014 2:22 PM

    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”

  16. patriottony says: Apr 28, 2014 2:34 PM

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

  17. buffobeel42 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    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

  18. bcfalcon says: Apr 28, 2014 2:44 PM

    I was hoping it meant that he was replacing Matt Patricia in NEW England

  19. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:45 PM

    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?

  20. stonefish67 says: Apr 28, 2014 2:59 PM

    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

  21. damcmp says: Apr 28, 2014 3:25 PM

    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

  22. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 28, 2014 3:31 PM

    At least it’s not Norway, he’d be introduced as Wade Bumsson. Or Wodin Olaf Bumsson, or something.

  23. donnymacjack says: Apr 28, 2014 3:46 PM

    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.

  24. misteranderson41 says: Apr 28, 2014 3:47 PM

    come back to buffalo wade!

  25. seaeagle707 says: Apr 28, 2014 6:53 PM

    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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