Arizona State coach and former NFL coach Herm Edwards stops by to tell Brian Billick about the stories that the camera didn't catch with the "Miracle at the Meadowlands" (1:15). Edwards then talks about what drew him into the college coaching world (5:35), and how he mentors and connects with young athletes, revealing that it all begins with a simple question (8:35). Then, Billick asks Edwards about what spurred the infamous "You play to win the game" press conference (13:55), and Edwards talks about the reaction his family and team had after the comments took off (16:15). The guys then discuss the difficulty of coaching in the massive New York City market, and Edwards reflects on a note that former New York Jets and New York Giants coach Bill Parcells left for him when he took the job with the Jets (19:10). Edwards talks about how he keeps his infectious energy going, and sustaining a 4 a.m. workout routine (21:15). The conversation transitions to how he was able to never miss a game or a practice during his long NFL playing career (24:25). Finally, with the schedule being released, Edwards breaks down how he would approach a 17-game slate and modified preseason (26:25).
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