Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Herm Edwards gets evangelical at the Rookie Symposium

Former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards has long been great at speechifying ? you may remember his "You PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!!!" outburst after a loss where his Jets team ? well ? didn't.

In any case, Herm's now an outstanding analyst, and he's always good for some inspirational talk and a few well-turned phrases. But he really went all out at last week's NFLPA-sponsored "Business of Football" Rookie Symposium when he spoke to this year's rookie class.

"Concentrate on that old logo right there, that old shield," he said.�"When you guys were little, you probably thought 'One day maybe I will have an opportunity to play in the National Football League.'�That's going to happen."

He also exhorted the rookies to avoid using the lockout as an excuse for poor performance. "You're going to go to training camp.� If you're not ready to go physically ? that's on you.� Nobody wants to know that 'We missed 20 practices because we didn't go to OTAs.'� We don't care."�

Here's Herm, in three parts:

There's only one way to describe that presentation: EPIC. I dunno about you, but I'm ready to go beat up a blocking sled.

(Thanks to Mike Donnelly at the NFLPA for pointing these videos in our direction).

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