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Wade Phillips thinks his son will be a third-generation head coach

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Six pairs of fathers and sons have been NFL head coaches, but Wade Phillips believes he’s going to be the first person ever to have both a father and a son who were NFL head coaches.

Phillips said on PFT Live that his son, Washington tight ends coach Wes Phillips, has what it takes to be an NFL head coach, just as Wade was and just as Wade’s father Bum was.

“I think he’s ready now,” Wade said of Wes. “I mean, you’re talking to a father. But he knows what I know and he knows what he knows, so I think he’s pretty good. And I think if you ask his players, or coaches around him, they’ll say the same things about him. He’s an outstanding young coach. I think he’ll get the opportunity sooner or later.”

Along with Mike and Kyle Shanahan, Jim Mora Sr. and Jr., Dick and Mike Nolan, Buddy and Rex Ryan and Don and Dave Shula, Bum and Wade Phillips are in select company. Wade’s new book Son of Bum chronicles his life with his famous father. If Wes becomes a head coach as well, that would be a new chapter in a great family story.

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10 Responses to “Wade Phillips thinks his son will be a third-generation head coach”
  1. stinkymcmulligan says: Jun 15, 2017 9:56 AM

    Wade, please just go away.

  2. jjackwagon says: Jun 15, 2017 10:25 AM

    Hopefully he knows more than you did or he won’t be a “successful” head coach.

  3. squackduckhawk says: Jun 15, 2017 10:28 AM

    I wish they would get some new blood in these coaching trees. Whether it is the Shulas, the Ryans, Shanahans, Lombardis, or whomever… They all suck. Wade included.

  4. dewey51 says: Jun 15, 2017 10:46 AM

    A lot of mediocrity in these father/son head coaches. If I am Steve or Brian Belichick, I would avoid getting hired as a head coach for as long as possible. Rarely is the son close to as good as the father.

  5. yankeemofo says: Jun 15, 2017 10:50 AM

    Funny that the 3 of these HCs to win a Super Bowl, are all tainted by controversy.

  6. stoneydog1000 says: Jun 15, 2017 10:52 AM

    Dave Shula should have never been a head coach.

  7. 19dead2 says: Jun 15, 2017 11:28 AM

    In two years the Rams will be looking for another head coach. He will fit right in with another Kroenke
    disaster .

  8. pdp2100 says: Jun 15, 2017 12:57 PM

    What’s with all the hate? Wade wasn’t successful as a head coach, but was andstill is, a tremendous DC. So, his son could very well turn out to be a good HC or OC.

  9. alonestartexan says: Jun 15, 2017 1:19 PM

    Well, let’s hope he’s more like his grandfather and less like his daddy.

    Bum is one of the greatest coaches ever, Wade is one of the greatest whiners ever.

  10. superpatriotsfan says: Jun 15, 2017 1:55 PM

    stinkymcmulligan says:
    Jun 15, 2017 9:56 AM
    Wade, please just go away.
    Everyone says the same thing about you but here you are.

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