Coach Herm Edwards on Callaway Live

The outspoken NFL analyst dropped by the studio and opened up about what kind of golfer he is, his best stories from his playing days, and the origins of his famous "HELLO! YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!" press conference.

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Released on 9/16/2016

Credits

Starring: Herm Edwards

Transcript

00:07
Man, I love Herm Edwards that guy's awesome
00:10
I didn't realize you were such a fan?
00:11
Oh I've been an Eagles fan since growing up.
00:13
The fumble, you remember that against the Giants
00:14
to win the game, greatest play in the history of the NFL?
00:17
Really was, what a speech there.
00:19
Unbelievable motivational speaker.
00:20
The whole room was like so fired up.
00:23
Oh yeah, hello (laughing).
00:25
So awesome.
00:26
Hey Harry, last cookie, you want this?
00:27
Leave it there, I'll come over and get it.
00:28
No, I'll throw it.
00:29
[Harry] No, no, no!
00:31
(swelling dramatic music)
00:39
What just happened?
00:40
You blew it, that's what just happened.
00:42
You can't have sloppy cookie handling
00:44
when coach Herm Edwards is around, Ethan.
00:46
But, I-- Ethan.
00:48
Drop, give me 20.
00:49
(sighing)
00:51
Hey Harry there's one more bottle of water, catch.
00:52
No, no, no, they'll get--
00:53
Hey, Harry, we've got a live show to do.
00:56
Live show, no script, what could possibly go wrong?
00:59
(swelling dramatic music)
01:06
(applause)
01:08
(electronic pop music)
01:22
All right hey, hey.
01:25
You see that, hey everybody, hey!
01:28
(cheering)
01:29
Good to see everybody, look at this crowd.
01:30
What a crowd, Amanda.
01:32
I love that!
01:34
(applause)
01:36
Can see everybody, this is Callaway Live.
01:38
I'm Harry Arnett, this is a launch week crowd, is it not?
01:42
I can tell.
01:44
There's always something a little something more special
01:47
in the air when we're launching a product
01:48
and we have Callaway Live on the same night.
01:50
Do you know how many times
01:51
that's happened in the past, Amanda?
01:52
Zero. Never, yes
01:53
this is the first time so welcome everybody here
01:56
and what a weekend, I mean I think we had
01:58
72 wins around the world over the weekend
02:00
am I right about that? Close, six.
02:01
Might have been, oh just six?
02:03
Six wins around the world, of course Patrick Reed won.
02:06
The Barclays, we had Thomas Peters win on the European tour.
02:10
(applause)
02:12
Yes, many of you probably didn't know this
02:15
we had a major champion over the weekend
02:17
it was the Korean Major but that's okay
02:18
we count that, eight Odyssey wins over the weekend.
02:23
And still we felt like you know what
02:26
people in golf are feeling a little down
02:28
I feel like the media's kicked us a little bit
02:31
they're saying oh you know there are not
02:32
all that many people playing golf that much right now.
02:35
(audience laughing)
02:36
It's too expensive, it takes too much time.
02:38
And we thought Callaway Live tonight
02:40
we're gonna do the entire industry a favor
02:43
'cause that's what this show is.
02:44
This is the industry show, this is not
02:46
just the Callaway show.
02:48
Even though we are the best, by far.
02:50
(audience laughing)
02:52
This is an industry show and tonight
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we are going to pick up the entire industry
02:56
coach Herm Edwards is gonna come out
02:58
and give the entire industry a pep talk.
03:01
Please say hello to coach Herm Edwards.
03:03
(cheering)
03:05
Coach, how are you?
03:07
I'm well, I'm well.
03:08
We need a pep talk, give us a pep talk.
03:11
(applause)
03:12
Thank you, thank you.
03:14
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
03:17
(applause)
03:19
Thank you, look I'll just tell you this.
03:23
Golf doesn't need a pep talk, it really doesn't.
03:27
(cheering)
03:29
And I think the people at Callaway understand that.
03:32
I mean right now in my opinion
03:34
what I witnessed today
03:35
the excitement about this company.
03:39
The passion you folks bring to golf
03:41
says a lot about where golf is going.
03:44
I went down to the facility got fitted today
03:46
for some golf clubs and all that
03:47
and the professionalism of the people down there
03:50
along with yourselves, look
03:52
I've been playing golf for a pretty long time.
03:56
I'm not a good golfer at all, you know
03:58
I just kinda slop it around I hit around left to right
04:00
but I'm involved with the First Tee.
04:02
And I see the opportunities that these young people have
04:05
to play the game of golf.
04:07
Golf is not going anywhere.
04:09
It's ascending, it's not descending
04:11
it's ascending now that might be some other products
04:13
that are descending, you know what
04:15
(audience laughing)
04:16
and the reason for that is because of Callaway.
04:18
Because of you--
04:20
(cheering)
04:22
(applause)
04:25
You folks have an invested interest in golf.
04:27
Don't lose sight of that, your brand is big.
04:31
And every time you leave this building
04:34
you think about the impact you have to make on golf now.
04:38
Okay, golf's not going anywhere.
04:40
So don't fall into the hype.
04:42
You know when you've been a coach and a player
04:44
if you start listening to the people
04:46
outside the building you'll start believing.
04:47
Listen to the people inside the building
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because they know the truth.
04:51
This is why you guys come to work here every day.
04:53
You guys are gonna make a difference in golf.
04:55
I'll tell you that right now
04:56
and as I said before I'm involved in the First Tee
04:58
I watch those young people now
05:01
that have the ability to play golf
05:03
where maybe 30 years ago they did not
05:04
so golf understands, this game starts when you're young.
05:09
Like anything, and now it's become a game
05:11
of different varieties of people
05:14
playing golf which I think is important.
05:16
Golf touches everybody and when you touch young people
05:19
you've got a chance to grow, this game's gonna grow
05:21
you just keep doing what you do as Callaway
05:23
'cause you're gonna be a big part of the growth of golf.
05:25
I thank you for that, I've got two little girls
05:27
that play golf they're 10 and 11.
05:29
Put golf clubs in their hands as fast
05:30
as I can get them to them.
05:31
You're gonna play golf, trying to get
05:33
a scholarship by the way, okay.
05:34
(audience laughing)
05:35
I'm figuring that out too.
05:37
(applause)
05:39
Callaway, you just keep doing what you're doing
05:41
because you're gonna be the standard bearer, trust me
05:43
and after this, I'm gonna turn it back over
05:46
to my good friend Harry here
05:48
and I'm gonna tell you about my golf story here
05:50
and there's a two ball golf story I have to tell
05:53
after when we come back, make sure you ask me
05:55
about two golf balls.
05:57
I'm about to tweet out--
05:58
And I'll only explain to people
06:00
why golf is not going anywhere
06:02
if you play with two balls.
06:03
(audience laughing)
06:05
That's kind of important, two, two ball rule.
06:07
Sounds like a sound byte to me, my friend.
06:09
(audience laughing)
06:11
We're gonna come back, hey I'm about to tweet out
06:13
to everybody that I think golf's
06:14
in trouble, should I do that?
06:15
No, tell them golf is fine.
06:17
Don't press send. Do not press send.
06:19
(audience laughing)
06:20
Love that, we're gonna be right back with the coach.
06:22
(cheering)
06:25
(applause)
06:28
(electronic pop music)
06:35
Hank Haney 30 Seconds to Better
06:37
this is Callaway's Big Bertha Fusion driver
06:39
it's the most forgiving driver they've ever made
06:41
but you want it to go a long way too
06:43
how do you get the golf ball to go farther
06:44
you swing faster not slower.
06:47
The faster the swing the better.
06:49
When you take a swing.
06:51
You hear that swish, the louder the swish
06:54
the more distance you're gonna have
06:56
try to be relaxed with your arms
06:58
relaxed with your hands and arms
06:59
and faster with your swing.
07:02
That's gonna give you more distance
07:03
make the game easier for you.
07:06
(electronic pop music)
07:08
(applause)
07:10
All right, welcome back to Callaway Live.
07:12
I'm Harry Arnett, Amanda Balionis is here.
07:14
Amanda. Harry.
07:17
I'm a caged tiger right now.
07:19
I feel like I want to run through something
07:21
I've gotta hit something, coach.
07:23
You gotta go, oh all right, I don't wanna peak too early.
07:25
Why don't you hit this golf ball.
07:26
Yeah okay, hit that golf ball.
07:28
This is a home game for you, welcome back home.
07:30
It's good to be back home.
07:32
Yeah, and everybody knows--
07:33
Not being suit up without a tie on
07:35
and you know and all that other stuff you gotta do.
07:36
I love it and we put you to work on this TV show here.
07:38
It's all good. Which is great.
07:40
You got a good fan base here.
07:41
Well let's hear your golf ball story.
07:43
Here's a golf ball story for all those
07:44
that obviously at times struggle with golf.
07:47
I learned this as a you know as one of those golfers
07:49
that you know sometimes it's not going good for you, right.
07:52
And so what I do is I learned this lesson
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I play with two balls and I actually
07:56
I talk to the ball.
07:59
(laughing)
08:01
Before I hit it and you know
08:02
when you get on one of those courses
08:04
where there's water to the left
08:06
and there's big bunkers to the right
08:09
and there's just bad things about to happen.
08:12
I tell the golf ball, I say now here's the deal.
08:14
If you decide to go in one of those bad places.
08:17
I got a partner that he wants to play too.
08:21
And when you go over there, I'm gonna play with him.
08:24
(audience laughing)
08:25
So when he gets lost, I don't even look for it
08:27
I just put the other one down
08:29
say you're in the game, let's play.
08:30
(audience laughing)
08:31
So that's my golf ball story.
08:32
(applause)
08:36
You'd be surprised, it's a better game
08:37
when you talk to the ball.
08:40
I love that, you have a golf ball depth chart.
08:42
(audience laughing)
08:44
Look like in sports everybody wants to play
08:45
put the other guy in the game, it's okay.
08:47
(audience laughing)
08:49
I like that, do we have a depth chart here?
08:50
I don't know, I don't want to know if we do.
08:52
(audience laughing)
08:54
Who's when did you start playing?
08:55
Oh, I didn't start playing til I was
08:57
what, 32 years old and I play--
09:00
So a little bit late.
09:01
Little bit late in the first event I play in actually
09:03
is the it was not the AT&T then
09:06
it was the Carlsby and I was still with the Eagles
09:08
and they asked me said would you like to play golf
09:10
and you know you pressure a football player
09:12
you say yeah I can play golf.
09:14
Well little did I know and so first round
09:17
that's when they played at Cypress Point
09:19
played at Pebble Beach and Spyglass
09:20
and so I'm playing with Peter Senior
09:23
guys know Peter Senior he's on the senior tour now
09:25
he was a rookie coming on the tour
09:28
and so we get up to the first tee
09:31
and I don't know how to play this game
09:32
I've got like a three iron
09:34
I don't have any woods I've just got all irons in this bag.
09:36
(audience laughing)
09:37
He says Herm, you don't have any woods
09:39
I said they're just get in the way
09:42
I'm just gonna hit this three iron
09:43
so I hit it just as hard as I could hit it
09:45
so we get out about on one, two, three on four
09:49
fourth hole at Cypress if you know it
09:52
is a par four kind of going up a hill
09:54
little right and there's this guy
09:56
that we were playing in front of
09:57
and it's like he's pacing and he's
09:59
and the ball's in the middle of the fairway
10:01
it's a pro and like we're in the pro am
10:02
and he's walking him in I go
10:04
why does this guy keep walking I said
10:05
why doesn't he just hit the ball, you know
10:07
'cause I'm like, I want to go.
10:08
You know, let's go, let's go.
10:10
And he says, no, no, you can't hit
10:12
I said you want me to hit this ball
10:13
down there to speed him up?
10:14
(audience laughing)
10:15
And Peter Senior says no and I said who is that?
10:17
You'll appreciate this all golf fans, Bernard Langer.
10:20
(audience laughing)
10:22
I know why you were trying to speed him up.
10:24
And so you know I'm about to hit down on Bernard Langer
10:28
and from there you know you kind of get hooked
10:30
on the game of golf and you start playing
10:32
and you just it's a game that
10:34
you can never master and it's a game of this
10:39
and I've always said this when you spend
10:41
four hours on a golf course with somebody
10:43
you find out a lot about them.
10:45
Find a lot about yourself too
10:47
and I promise myself and maybe in my next life
10:49
I'll do this maybe I'll drink and I'll smoke
10:51
and I'll swear in my next life
10:52
in this life I haven't done it yet
10:53
and I told myself when I play this game of golf
10:55
if I ever throw a club I quit.
10:58
I've never done that, and I've hit a lot of bad shots
11:00
in my lifetime, trust me, but you learn
11:03
about yourself a lot 'cause this ball sits there
11:06
and it kind of looks at you and says hit me.
11:10
(audience laughing)
11:12
It has no defense, it can defend no one.
11:14
I mean you just hit me and then you sit there
11:16
and you say I'm really gonna hit it
11:18
and it makes you really look bad at times
11:20
this poor little ball.
11:21
(audience laughing)
11:22
It's unique and when you hit a good shot
11:24
you've figured it out, you never get this game figured out.
11:27
That chrome soft golf ball right there
11:29
is talking to you right now?
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Yeah, it's talking to me.
11:32
Every time I look at it it says
11:34
can you hit me straight one more try.
11:36
(audience laughing)
11:37
Let's mic it up!
11:38
(laughing)
11:40
Well that's interesting that you're calm, cool and collected
11:42
on the golf course 'cause I always
11:44
as a coach and as a player
11:46
I always pictured you as being a little fiery.
11:49
Well there's moments.
11:52
(laughing)
11:53
But on golf, no, now when I was an athlete
11:56
and my demeanor kind of changes
11:58
there's a switch when you're a football player
12:00
there's a switch that you turn on
12:03
and it's kind of interesting.
12:05
It's one of those where you're in the huddle
12:08
and everything is calm and then I played corner
12:11
my whole life and when you walk outside the numbers
12:13
there's this guy you gotta defend
12:15
it's kind of like that ball
12:16
and the switch goes on and the switch tells me this
12:19
is that this guy is trying to run me out of the league.
12:22
He's trying to run me outta the league
12:24
and I'm not gonna let him do that
12:25
and I just think like in life
12:27
and I'll tell the folks in the audience
12:28
the one thing I learned in life about sports
12:30
and just about the work you do in business
12:33
you gotta do this one thing
12:35
you gotta be able to bet on yourself.
12:36
You have to bet on yourself ladies and gentlemen in life.
12:40
Because if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
12:43
And it doesn't matter what anybody says
12:44
you have to have the conviction to bet on yourself
12:47
and in work and in sports there's two type of people.
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There's people that are interested.
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And there's people that are committed.
12:56
Callaway is committed to golf, there's a difference.
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See a lot of people are interested
13:01
but when you commit to something
13:02
you don't need to know the score before the game's played.
13:04
You understand what the score's gonna be
13:07
'cause you're committed and you're gonna end up winning.
13:09
And people that are committed
13:10
are the people I want on my team
13:12
and this is the team that Callaway has
13:13
these people are committed in this room
13:15
to make golf better for everyone
13:17
and that says something about this organization.
13:20
Well you haven't met everyone in this room.
13:22
(audience laughing)
13:23
I met enough!
13:25
I know who the CEO is and he's a Philly--
13:27
He's committed.
13:28
He's kind of a Philly guy
13:29
so I know those Philly guys, I know they're committed.
13:32
Yup, he does a little officer and gentleman
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we got no place else to go, Herm.
13:36
That's it. We're in it.
13:38
When did you get that, when did that
13:39
philosophy for you as a player in this game
13:43
dedicated to football when did you first
13:45
start to really feel that you were committed?
13:48
Were you a little guy, were you an older guy--
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I didn't have a lot of options to be quite honest.
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I didn't have a lot of options, my options were
13:56
my father was in the army for 27 years.
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He didn't finish high school, my mom was a German
14:01
war brat she finished the sixth grade
14:03
she worked in the factories.
14:05
No one had a high school education, basically.
14:08
I knew my way out was basically to be an athlete.
14:12
I was talented enough that I knew growing up
14:16
that every time I played a sport
14:18
now not this game obviously 'cause it wasn't
14:20
introduced to me as a young guy.
14:22
But any other sport with a ball
14:24
I was better than everybody else.
14:26
So I was gifted with some talent
14:27
and I didn't waste it and I committed myself
14:30
at a young age to say that if I didn't make it
14:32
I wasn't gonna have an excuse that
14:34
I should have done this or that.
14:36
I went through the process of being available
14:41
and you know sports and life is about participation.
14:46
In athletics it's about practice.
14:49
And I exhausted myself to practice
14:52
I exhausted myself to make sure that
14:54
at the end when I looked myself in the mirror
14:57
I was gonna be okay, that I did everything I could do
15:00
to be successful and it worked out pretty good
15:02
and you know I've had a pretty good life
15:04
I mean I've always told folks this
15:07
in 30 years of being in professional football
15:10
I mean I was in that league for 30 years
15:12
and then from there now you know they said
15:15
hey coach you want to red light comes on
15:17
you could talk about football, I said
15:18
I'll do that too it's not bad.
15:20
(audience laughing)
15:21
So I've kind of been on recess my whole life.
15:23
And now for me I'm an ambassador for the game of football
15:27
'cause what it's provided me and my family
15:29
and all the opportunities it's provided
15:31
this is why I'm here today I mean football brought me here.
15:33
It's not for anything else I mean you know
15:35
'cause I'm on television but football
15:37
has connected me to so many great people
15:40
and so many opportunities that I owe football that
15:42
to make sure it's coached right and played right
15:46
and when it's not I'm gonna say something.
15:48
At what point in your playing career
15:50
did you decide that you wanted
15:52
that was gonna be your life?
15:54
Oh-- As a coach I mean and then
15:57
the career you just talked about.
15:58
Well I knew when I was in high school.
16:02
That my options were hey, I'm gonna get a scholarship
16:08
and I'm gonna be a pro football player
16:10
and I would tell anybody that would listen to me
16:11
and now everybody didn't think
16:13
they said this guy's crazy, what is he talking about
16:14
high school I told my high school coach
16:16
look I'm really wasting my time here
16:17
but I should be a pro football player
16:19
that's how my mind worked, right.
16:21
And it's kind of ironic I'll tell this story
16:24
so I go right out of high school
16:26
I go to Cal Berkley as a freshman
16:28
and I start and I get into this dispute with a coach.
16:31
And my sophomore year I leave and I go to junior college.
16:35
And then they convinced me to go back and I go back
16:38
and the coach, they move him to another position
16:40
and I play my junior year and I'm up for All-American
16:43
and the coach that was coaching me goes to the Raiders.
16:47
And so the guy that I had a dispute with
16:49
he comes back and guess what, he starts
16:51
coaching me again right and I was one of those guys
16:54
and I think you folks understand this
16:56
is this is why you're gonna have success.
16:57
You know in life, and anything you do
17:00
people will tell you what to do
17:01
they'll tell you how to do it
17:03
but until they tell you why, you have no knowledge.
17:06
And I was always searching for knowledge.
17:09
And we were doing a drill one day.
17:11
Believe it or not, college football
17:13
there was three of us standing there
17:15
and one would jump on the ground
17:17
the other one would jump on the ground
17:18
we would roll over each other
17:19
and I asked the coach, I said
17:20
coach why are we doing barrel rolls?
17:22
I said how does this make me a better defensive back?
17:25
And he didn't, it was like I was questioning
17:27
his authority but I wanted to know why
17:29
'cause I said this is the craziest drill I ever seen
17:30
I said we don't do this in football.
17:32
And so that kind of sprung it and then from there
17:34
he comes back, the other guy goes to the Raiders
17:36
and sure enough in the spring we get into it again
17:38
and the next thing you know I'm at San Diego State.
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I drive, I leave Cal Berkeley coming to San Diego State
17:46
without a scholarship I have to sit out a year
17:48
and I basically work in the shipyard at night.
17:50
So I go to school during the day
17:52
and I work in the shipyard from three o'clock
17:54
until 12 o'clock at night and I go back to school
17:56
the next day 'cause I'm really I don't have
17:58
a scholarship because there's no scholarships
17:59
available my first year there.
18:01
So I play the next year and we have a pretty good team
18:06
we're 10 and one, supposed to get drafted
18:08
in the second round, back then in my era
18:10
there was 12 rounds of the draft.
18:13
And the draft was on television the first round
18:15
then after that it was on radio
18:16
so I was projected to maybe get drafted in the second round.
18:20
And first round goes by, second round
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and I'm sitting in the, no cell phones back in that day
18:26
by the way and I'm sitting waiting for the telephone to ring
18:28
right and second round goes by and I'm listening
18:30
on the radio going hmm, haven't been picked yet
18:32
I said that's interesting.
18:34
Third round goes by, haven't been picked yet
18:36
I go that's interesting.
18:37
So the fourth round goes by and I'm like hmm.
18:39
So I get the phone, I call the operator.
18:42
(audience laughing)
18:43
And I say, ma'am will you do me a favor
18:45
I said something's wrong with my phone
18:46
I think, could you call this number?
18:49
So she calls and the phone rings, I pick it up
18:51
I go this is not good, right.
18:52
So I hang the phone back and so I don't get drafted
18:55
there's 12 rounds I don't get drafted.
18:56
And there's a couple teams that want me
18:59
to trial as a free agent.
19:00
Dick Vermeil who coached for the Philadelphia Eagles
19:03
he actually recruited me to UCLA
19:04
and I didn't go there was a couple other teams
19:07
and so I signed with the Philadelphia Eagles
19:09
and back then you know like you guys
19:10
are bored with pre-season games
19:12
when I came in the league in 1977
19:15
there was only 28 teams.
19:20
There were six pre-season games, six.
19:22
Okay six, not four, six and there was only
19:25
14 regular season games
19:27
and there was 125 guys in training camp.
19:31
There wasn't like 90 there was 125.
19:34
And so I can remember in the line we were standing
19:37
with the defensive backs, there were 22 of us
19:38
and I looked over at John Outlaw
19:42
who was a veteran guy and I was a free agent
19:44
signed as a free agent and I asked him a question
19:47
I said how many guys make it
19:49
that are defensive backs, John?
19:51
He said, he looked at me he said rookie.
19:54
Only eight guys.
19:57
I said how many?
19:59
He said eight.
20:00
So I looked back at him, I mean I just looked
20:03
at him straight in the eye and I said
20:05
who are the other seven?
20:07
(audience laughing)
20:10
And so he turns--
20:12
(applause)
20:14
He turns and he looks at me and he goes
20:16
what did you just say, rook?
20:17
I said who's the other seven I said
20:19
I got nowhere to go, I can't go home.
20:21
I got nowhere to go.
20:23
Well you know if you know the story
20:24
it's real simple and this is why you bet on yourself.
20:29
Probably the best accomplishment I've ever made
20:33
as an athlete is that I never missed a practice or a start
20:37
through high school, college, pro football.
20:40
And I started the first day
20:42
in Philadelphia as an Eagle corner at the right corner
20:47
my rookie year and I was the only rookie
20:51
in the National Football League
20:52
that started to play that position.
20:53
I never missed a snap, I never missed a game
20:55
never missed a start.
20:57
And that was probably the most important
20:59
accomplishment I ever made because of this
21:00
and for this reason only.
21:02
When you're a part of a team
21:04
and you commit to those people
21:07
you don't want to let them down.
21:09
You don't want to let them down
21:10
and that was my commitment to these guys
21:12
that I was gonna deal with the preparation
21:14
and being the best player I could be
21:15
and I wanted to make sure that every day
21:17
I was at practice and that's why I'm a firm believer
21:19
is life's not about being coachable
21:21
it's about being available.
21:23
Are you available, 'cause if you're available
21:24
that tells me that you're committed to something.
21:27
And so I was committed to it
21:28
and I was very fortunate and as I said
21:30
played there for my, most of my career.
21:32
Hold the record for most interceptions
21:34
as an Eagle as 33 in the regular season
21:37
five in playoff competition, so I've got about 38 of them.
21:40
But that was my number one deal
21:41
that I want to be available to my teammates
21:43
and to the fans of Philadelphia
21:46
because I learned something in life
21:47
is that you know the most powerful
21:50
possession you have and I have children
21:53
that you possess is your last name.
21:57
And you give that to your children.
22:00
And along with that you have to realize
22:02
whether you work for Callaway, whether you're
22:04
in the National Football League
22:06
whether you're with ESPN you represent that brand
22:10
that you work for and with that being said
22:14
I wanted to make sure that I did it right
22:16
and that when I got out of football
22:17
and when some of you folks you get those big parachutes
22:21
and you know you go off with your gold watch
22:23
and they send you off and you retire.
22:26
That I wanted to make sure that the game of football
22:30
was better because I played it and coached it.
22:33
And that becomes a part of your legacy.
22:36
You folks at Callaway have to remember
22:37
that golf will be here for a long time.
22:40
For our children's children and you're in the forefront
22:44
right now to make golf better, to make an impact.
22:47
To make a difference, you know we all
22:49
work to make a living but you leave your mark
22:52
when you make a difference.
22:54
What will you do to make a difference in golf.
22:56
What have I done to make a difference in football.
22:59
And that's your goal because that's your legacy
23:02
and you don't have to be an athlete
23:03
you know in your children carry that last name.
23:06
And it's a powerful name that you have
23:09
and it becomes a part of your legacy
23:12
and don't lose sight of it 'cause that's the most
23:14
powerful possession you ever give your children
23:16
'casue as we know children can't choose their parents.
23:18
Mine try, coach.
23:19
Yeah, they can't do it.
23:21
(audience laughing)
23:22
Mine try, I want to talk to you
23:23
a little bit about coaching when we come back from the break
23:25
'cause I think the transition you made
23:26
from player to coach is really a continuation
23:28
of what you just talked about.
23:30
We're gonna be right back with coach Herm Edwards.
23:32
(applause)
23:35
(electronic pop music)
23:50
[Director] One apple take three, mark.
23:53
(laughing)
23:55
I can't even do it.
23:56
(upbeat music)
24:04
Now can we go with my line?
24:09
Don't move, you're good right there.
24:11
[Director] Quiet on set.
24:12
(clapping)
24:13
(laughing)
24:15
So oh, am I going again?
24:17
(upbeat music)
24:21
(laughing) Get that line right!
24:24
(golf club whacking)
24:27
That boy swung right after that though.
24:28
It's a dropped bombs.
24:30
Bomb dropper.
24:32
I messed that line up.
24:35
I forgot the line.
24:38
You know what I say, shh.
24:41
(upbeat electronic music)
24:45
Welcome back into Calloway Live
24:48
Herb Edwards is joining us right now
24:50
and that Patrick Reed shh was pretty fitting
24:53
considering the fact that he just won
24:54
the Barclays and punched his ticket
24:55
onto the US Rider Cup team, can we
24:57
get a little round of applause for that?
24:59
(applause)
25:00
Absolutely, really exciting stuff.
25:02
But you know we were thinking about
25:03
the fact Patrick Reed clearly very coachable
25:05
he's gotten better every season
25:07
so what's something we could do
25:09
to grow the game with amateurs
25:10
you know to maybe make it a little bit more
25:13
enjoyable make us better, well we decided
25:15
we're gonna send Herm Edwards out on the course
25:17
to make everybody more coachable, check it out.
25:22
How we doing?
25:25
We want to take birdies on this hole, no pars
25:27
no double bogeys just Herm Edwards is my name.
25:30
Pleased to meet you sir.
25:33
I'm filming you guys, getting you on television.
25:35
Guys getting ready to go on television.
25:37
Okay here we go, we playing
25:38
what are you guys playing from back there?
25:39
It's uphill so you gotta play at about 110 right.
25:43
And we do not want to be short, is that correct.
25:45
That's 128 so with the wind.
25:47
I'd play at least, you know what check that
25:50
I'd play hit it 140.
25:53
Where we aiming here, right at the flag?
25:56
Not right at the flag, huh.
25:59
I like it.
26:01
There you go, smart man, right side of the flag.
26:05
Look at that golf shot, is that clubbing right or what.
26:09
Yes, I did, yes I did.
26:12
Keep going, keep going, keep going.
26:14
When you put the three in the car
26:15
it don't take pictures, just remember that.
26:17
Hello.
26:20
You play to win the game.
26:22
He is correct, good job my friend.
26:24
(laughing)
26:25
(upbeat music)
26:28
(applause)
26:30
I mean I gotta say if that doesn't motivate you
26:32
on the golf course I don't know what does.
26:34
I have had a lot of teachers in my life
26:36
my parents take me out on the course
26:38
my dad will say I think this is gonna be an eight iron
26:41
I think if you said it, you'd be the only person
26:43
I would ever listen to yes, no you're right
26:44
you're right coach we're definitely gonna do that
26:46
but how fun was that out there
26:48
everyone knew who you were they were listening to you.
26:50
It was a lot of fun and it's kind of ironic
26:52
because you know when they asked me to go out there
26:54
I figured well do these guys know that I'm coming?
26:56
And they said no, coach, I said so I'm just supposed
26:59
to interrupt somebody that's playing golf, right.
27:01
(audience laughing)
27:02
It worked out good, they were good sports.
27:04
Now there is a line that you don't say very often.
27:08
But I need to ask you, what was the name of your book?
27:12
That you play to win the game.
27:14
Ohh, that's what it was.
27:16
I don't say it with that emotion anymore.
27:18
Yeah, we actually have plenty of time
27:19
do you guys have a lot of time to try
27:21
and get this out of you?
27:22
No here's the story, I'll tell you the story.
27:24
You'll like this story.
27:26
That happened on a Tuesday, by the way
27:29
the you play to win the game speech
27:31
and it's kind of ironic we're in San Diego 'cause it's--
27:33
On a Tuesday.
27:35
Goes full circle so we are
27:38
sitting in a bad way and the press asks me
27:42
hey coach, what are you gonna do
27:45
you know you guys are two and five
27:46
so it got to the point where almost asking me
27:48
the question are we gonna quit.
27:51
And that's never an option in life or anything
27:53
you can't quit, you sign on to do something you finish.
27:55
And so I kind of had that you know I go
27:58
my little that whatever I said and...
28:02
(audience laughing)
28:03
You got pissed off is what happened.
28:05
I really wasn't mad, I was okay
28:06
I says kind of got it out of my system
28:07
and then so you go to work and you know
28:09
when you're a football coach on Tuesdays
28:10
there's no players in the room
28:12
and they're all off and you work 'til about one
28:15
so as I go home the light turns on
28:18
and my wife's at the door and she says
28:21
what did you do today?
28:22
What are you talking about
28:24
I don't know what she's talking about, you know
28:26
that happened like at nine o'clock in the morning
28:28
I said what are you talking about
28:29
she says it's all over the news everywhere
28:30
and I said what are you talking about right now.
28:32
She said she looks at me she said
28:34
hello, and I went oh that one.
28:36
(audience laughing)
28:38
Wednesday the players come in.
28:40
And so I'm about to address the team like this
28:43
and we're gonna play the Chargers on Sunday.
28:47
And I get up there and as I get ready to speak to the team
28:50
the players hear this on Tuesday.
28:53
And Chad Pennington is in the back of the room
28:54
and when I like players and they're some of my favorites
28:57
I don't call them by their name
28:59
I just call them by their number.
29:00
If you know the Jets, Chad Pennington wore number 10.
29:02
And he stood up and I said, he said coach
29:04
I said yeah, 10, you got something to say.
29:06
He said yeah coach I got something to say.
29:08
So he stands up and he says, we got you coach.
29:11
And I said okay, you got me.
29:14
He said we got you coach, so he sits down
29:16
I said okay, let's break our meeting
29:18
so wind it forward, Saturday we get here in San Diego
29:21
San Diego is six and one I believe it is.
29:23
Oh this was a long time ago.
29:25
(audience laughing)
29:26
They're pretty good.
29:29
(booing)
29:30
I'm a Falcons fan so believe me, I don't know.
29:32
So they're six and one and they're a good football team
29:35
and I'm kind of talking to our team
29:37
and I'm telling them hey look here's the deal you know
29:39
we're gonna play the Chargers and I said
29:41
I don't want to hear the cannon
29:42
'cause when they you know score they shoot the cannon
29:45
and I said I don't want to hear the cannon.
29:48
I said you know I said by the way
29:49
I said if they shoot that thing two times
29:52
early in this game, the third time men
29:54
we're going down there and we'll all stand in front of
29:57
standing in front of the cannon
29:58
we're all just gonna get blown up.
30:00
(audience laughing)
30:01
And so they look at me they go coach
30:03
is going crazy right now right, so anyway
30:04
you know I know what's gonna happen
30:06
I got a good feeling about our football team
30:08
and if you know about that game
30:09
basically that was the game that we beat the Chargers.
30:12
I forget how bad we beat them, we beat them
30:15
they ended up eight and eight, we win the division
30:16
we go off on a seven, on a seven game run
30:19
and we actually won the division that year
30:20
but it was one of those situations where
30:22
when you have a group of people
30:25
whether it's football players or just people in general
30:27
they need a leader that believes in them
30:30
and we were down, we were two and five
30:32
but we had good players and we had good coaches
30:34
it was just a matter of giving them some confidence
30:36
to say we can do this and that you gotta lead them
30:38
you know and it's easy to lead when you're winning
30:40
that's the easiest thing in the world to do
30:42
when the scores in favor but I think
30:44
when you're not winning that's when people
30:46
find out who you are you know as a leader
30:49
and it was one of those speeches where
30:51
you get a book after that and a lot of good things happen
30:54
but more than anything else
30:56
the team trusted me and I trusted them.
30:59
And it was a fabulous season, it was a great season.
31:02
Didn't catch on as much as my statement
31:04
to our team where I said would somebody do something?
31:07
(audience laughing)
31:09
Didn't stand up as much, how much of
31:11
being the head coach is X and O's versus
31:16
motivation and creating an environment.
31:18
Yeah, it's more about the environment
31:20
every coach knows X's and O's they all know X's and O's
31:23
this is why you hire people you know
31:24
you hire coordinators and you let them do their job
31:26
I think the first thing you survey
31:27
is when you become a coach or a leader period is that
31:33
couple things happen you get this tremendous title
31:36
and what I always told players when I first took the job
31:40
look I gotta earn your respect, the title gives you
31:44
you know it gives you the title of the head coach
31:46
but you gotta earn the people's respect
31:48
I said I gotta earn this.
31:49
When you become a leader, it's a service position.
31:52
You serve the people, they don't serve you.
31:54
And your number one goal is this, don't allow them to fail.
31:57
Don't allow them to fail, it's K-Y-P
31:59
know your personnel and once you determine that
32:02
then you put people in place and you have a philosophy
32:05
and you let the people you know breathe your philosophy
32:10
through the organization and so
32:11
you know there comes times when you're a coach
32:15
and you gotta know the room, you gotta know your players
32:17
and I was a big guy of doing this
32:20
I would take a list of players I would write
32:23
five guys names down on a piece of paper every day
32:25
and I make sure that during the course of that day
32:27
that I had a conversation with them
32:30
and it was never about football
32:32
it was about hey I heard your grandma was sick.
32:34
Or I heard your daughter's birthday is coming up.
32:36
Or it was about life for me coaching was this
32:40
and it was real simple if I made them better men
32:43
then they'll be good football players.
32:46
They'll be good football players
32:48
and they'll make good decisions
32:49
and that was my number one goal
32:51
is that when they left playing for me
32:53
they were good football players
32:55
but they were better fathers, they were better husbands
32:57
they were better in their community
32:59
and when you do that you know team is about community.
33:03
And maybe the greatest thing about a team
33:06
is that when you walk in the huddle of football
33:08
there's no color, there's no
33:10
there's no you know status of I grew up over here
33:16
you grew up over here and this guy was from Florida
33:18
he's from California didn't matter
33:20
it was a common respect for each other
33:23
there was this trust and that's what you get out of football
33:25
you know that's what you get out of team
33:27
is that everyone understands that we might not all agree
33:29
but for the betterment of the team
33:31
we respect each other and we respect
33:33
what each other does every day.
33:35
And so that's what you try to accomplish as a coach.
33:38
That's what did you call that, P-Y-T what was that?
33:40
K-Y-P, know your personnel. Oh yeah, K-Y-P.
33:42
Know your personnel.
33:44
I think P-Y-T might be a Michael Jackson song.
33:46
(audience laughing)
33:48
Well we really appreciate you being here
33:51
and I think we're satisfactorily fired up
33:55
for the rest of the year, are we not?
33:56
(cheering)
33:59
Thank you my friend.
34:00
Coach Herm Edwards, we'll see you next week
34:02
on Callaway Live, we have Chris Harrison
34:04
from the Bachelor following this.
34:06
The Bachelor?
34:07
You like that? Oh, the Bachelor.
34:09
My wife watches that show. (laughing)
34:13
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