He comes from a man who once wore a cowboy hat on the sideline. He's coached for one of the most domineering owners in sports. He's won a Super Bowl. He's considered an innovator and a defensive genius.
His name is Wade Phillips, and after dozens of years in football, he's finally penned his revelatory book on life and the game he loves.
With the assistance of renowned football writer Vic Carucci, Phillips tells tales of the gridiron in a way only he could in "Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life," which released Tuesday. Phillips uses his homespun wit to explain how some of the modern game's greatest complexities are actually quite simple, and tells stories and lessons gained from his father, former coach and legendary NFL character Bum Phillips.
"Wade is a breath of fresh air in the NFL -- and this book is too," CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz wrote in praise of the book. "I've been blessed to know him for nearly 40 years. Like his dad -- an old pal too -- he is a genius! He can tell a story better than anyone in the league with that Texas down home wit and honesty. Son of Bum is sensational!"
"Son of Bum" retails for $25.99 and is available now.