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).