Wade Phillips would like football players to stop ‘Twittering’ at him for a roster spot

Players need to stop Tweeting at Wade Phillips. He's not doling out any more jobs.
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Those whippersnapper football players just have to learn to stop Twittering at Wade Phillips.

Phillips, the defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl-bound Denver Broncos, made his plea for players to just stop bugging him.

Via Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports:

“No. In fact, if people would quit Twittering me now to try to get on the team, I would appreciate it,” Phillips said with a smile during Monday night’s Super Bowl 50 media event. “I’ve had tons of people saying, ‘Hey, I played in junior high and I know I can help you.”

This all, of course, stems from desperate free agent-turned Bronco Shiloh Keo, who famously tweeted at Wade Phillips pleading for a chance at a roster spot.

 

About a week later, Denver signed Keo, and the 28-year-old safety has recorded six tackles and an interception in his five games as a Bronco.

That has inspired several players to tweet at @sonofbum. But guys, just stop. Son of Bum (Wade’s father is former NFL coach Bum Phillips. Wade isn’t the son of a literal bum) is not going to give you a roster spot.

But if you aren’t a free agent football player looking to harass a current defensive coordinator, you should give @sonofbum a follow. His Twitter feed is pure gold.

Tommy Chalk writes about the NFL and NHL for FOX Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Tommy_Chalk