Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life

November 28, 2020
Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life

The Denver Broncos coach and Super Bowl champion recallshis life and lessons learned from his father, NFL coach BumPhillips, in this football memoir.Decorated National Football League coach Wade Phillipsdemonstrates in loving detail how much of his success, on and offthe field, he owes to his father. A beloved character in NFLhistory, Bum taught Wade how to have perspective on the game duringtough times—and that "coaching isn't bitching." Wade has sincepassed these and other lessons down to his son, Wes Phillips, anNFL coach himself.Known for his homespun, plain-talking ways, Wade is agroundbreaking coach who has long believed in using support andcamaraderie—instead of punishment and anger—to inspire his players.And though his defensive concepts are revolutionary, he would saythey begin with common sense. Son of Bum is more than oneman's memoir—it's a story of family and football and a father whoinspired his son."Having played for and against Wade Phillips, the firstword that comes to my mind is respect. SON OF BUM is a great readabout the Xs and Os from one of the greatest coaches in the league,as well as a loving tribute to the influence of family."—PeytonManning