VIDEO: Herm Edwards Rookie Symposium Speech

You gotta give it to Herm Edwards -- he knows how to speak. The former Kansas City Chiefs head coach gave a speech to 155 rookies at the NFLPA's version of the rookie symposium, video of which you can see below.

Edwards' basic message was to remember the cross between talent and production. Your talent is natural and every rookie has some semblance of talent. But the ones that make it in the NFL -- and stay there -- are the ones that can combine that talent with production.

Some might say this was a sermon and not a speech because Edwards really does come across as a preacher. That said, he does have the background to back it up. He went undrafted into the NFL before breaking in and staying in the league for 10 years. From there, he got into coaching for two decades, including two stints as a head coach, before moving to ESPN as an NFL analyst.

While Edwards did tell players they should never be late because of the big shiny watches he sees them wearing, he didn't give them one of his most famous pieces of advice: "Nothing good happens after midnight."

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.