Herman Edwards Quotes

Herman "Herm" Edwards, Jr. (born April 27, 1954) is an American football analyst who most recently coached in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs. Since 2009, he has been a pro football analyst for ESPN. He played cornerback for 10 seasons (1977–1986) with the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons. Prior to his coaching career, Edwards was known best as the player who recovered a fumble by Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik on a play dubbed "The Miracle at the Meadowlands."

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Herman Edwards


It would have been a great story if Brooks had went out there and scored 21 points, ... That would have been great theater. But the reality of that is very difficult, as we know, in this league for any QB when defense is playing good. And the Ravens played well.

Herman Edwards


A goal without a plan is a wish. What's your plan? It's on you, because you have to do all the work.

Herman Edwards


“You don't get character because you're successful; you build character because of the hardships you face.”

Herman Edwards


“You've got to try to have a lot of faith in God and lean on that.”

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“[In his mini state-of-the-Jets address on a conference call with reporters, Edwards revealed some of the last-minute musings of a coach on the cusp of opening day.] I don't know if they're concerns ... but I haven't seen it live, ... I have no history of that. It's not a concern; that's what it is.”

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“[Pennington would prove perfect on the clinching fourth-quarter drive, answering Miami's touchdown by going seven-for-seven for 74 yards, including the one-yard touchdown pass to Jerald Sowell off a sweet up-the-gut fake to Curtis Martin.] Keep smiling and keep throwing, ... Have fun.”

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“We're getting to the point where you don't say I'm an African-American coach. I'm just 'Coach.”

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“This game was a good game for him. We haven't been in field goal range the last couple of weeks. The last one, it's a tough one. I thought he hit it pretty well, I thought it was going in. We had a shot, hopefully we'll have more shots to win them.”

Herman Edwards


“He didn't have to do that because I know our stand with Mr. Johnson, we've had a relationship for five years, a very good working relationship. Our relationship was formed on one thing and one thing only: trust. We both trust each other, we both understand what we're trying to do here.”

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“That was the key for me after they scored, to see how our players would react, ... That was a heck of a drive to go down and score. It took the momentum away from them and put it back on our side.”

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“You can't score 7 points in the first quarter, ... You're not going to survive, no matter who you are. That's the problem. In the first half of football games, we have done a lot of things that have damaged our ability to win.”

Herman Edwards


“It could be more ugly football for us.”

Herman Edwards


“That isn't in the coaching book, OK?”

Herman Edwards


“We actually recovered that one, so we were OK, ... As long as we recovered it. They were offside, too, by the way. Make sure you put that down, too.”

Herman Edwards


“He was always behind Anthony, he fell into that trap where I can do just enough to be OK, ... Now that you're a starter, you can't just be OK. You have to play at a level for us to win. That's good for us.”

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