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Herm Edwards On What Makes A Great Player

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Herm Edwards was an NFL player for Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, and Atlanta Falcons. Following his playing career, he spent five seasons as the head coach of the New York Jets and three years coaching the Kansas City Chiefs. Now an ESPN analyst, Edwards has supported PCA through appearances at PCA's National Youth Sports Awards and in online course videos, and as a PCA National Advisory Board Member.

In this video, Edwards shares that the most important attribute of high-impact players is a great work ethic, because players “have tremendous talent, but that doesn’t always give you success, it gives you a chance.” Great players are the ones who are coming to work early and leaving late, performing in the classroom and on the field, and doing things when people are not looking. The little details make the biggest difference in what kind of athlete you can be.

Edwards also described these players are people who bring encouragement, enthusiasm, and energy when they walk through the door. Bringing these qualities to your team can help influence others to perform better.