40. Herm Edwards: "You Play to Win the Game"

Date: 10/30/2002
Key Players: Herm Edwards
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In an era of coach-speak, corporate-speak, and even vagina monologues, it's nice when somebody engages in a little straight talk, like NY Jets Coach Edwards. Of course, Herm probably should have repeated this speech to the Kansas City Chiefs, who he coached from 2006-2008, prior to the playoff game where they failed to notch a first down in the first half. Just sayin'.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
2-5 at the time of Edwards' speech, the Jets would go 7-2 the rest of the '02 season and beat out the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots for the AFC East title.