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You Play to Win the Game: Leadership Lessons for Success On and Off the Field Paperback – Bargain Price, October 30, 2005
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From the Back Cover
Powerful leadership lessons from one of the NFL's top coaches
In You Play to Win the Game, Herman Edwards, head coach of the NFL's New York Jets, reveals the insights and ideas that led to his breakthrough success, and shows how anyone can follow them to maximize their potential and fulfill their own destiny. This incredible book gives you:
- A step-by-step template to identify and pursue your goals, adjust them as necessary, and find the edge to "seal the deal"
- Motivational tips to get the most from yourself and others
- A fascinating insider's look at the NFL, taken from Herman Edwards's years on the field and behind the bench
"You Play to Win the Game epitomizes what Herm has done so well and with great professionalism throughout his career."--Carl D. Peterson, President/General Manager/CEO, Kansas City Chiefs
"Five things come to mind when I think of Herman Edwards: first is leadership, second is vision, third is conviction, fourth is a passionate pursuit of personal excellence, and fifth is that he's rarely, if ever, satisfied with things as they are. And there's a sixth that flows out of the fifth: He is a change agent."--NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue
About the Author
Herman Edwards is the head coach of the New York Jets. In 2002 he became the first NFL coach since the 1970 merger to rally his team to the division title after a 2-5 start, and in 2004, he earned his third playoff appearance in four seasons with the Jets.
Shelley Smith is an award-winning ESPN journalist and was a writer and reporter for Sport Illustrated for eight years.
Top customer reviews
Speaking of Herm, if you haven't heard of the "Miracle of the Meadowlands" -- the iconic Eagles win over the NY Giants in the last seconds of a game that the Giants had in the bag -- it was Herm Edwards who picked up the Giants fumble and scored the winning TD. I have to admit I watch it on YouTube occasionally -- whenever I want a lift, or whenever I need to remind myself that as long as the game is still on, it's still worth playing all-out.
I would Recommend this book to ( everyone ) and Anyone who is Committed to Staying on The Positive Track in Life.
Its all about Constant Self-Improvement. I Love this Book & will Never be without it. ( worth every penny ).
Michael / Astoria / NYC
In some instances you would benefit from some football knowledge, however, assumedly you probably possess that given your draw to the book.
Herm's personality comes across in the writing, but is not overbearing, it is a pleasant read with a lot of suggestions and advice just about anyone can relate and benefit from a read.
In response to the 1-star reviews it appears that those writing tend have a dislike for Herm Edwards due to his coaching style or possibly his eventual departure from the Jets. Their justifications are not really sound, but rather obvious points one would pick when they were already convinced otherwise before they even opened the book. It is a shame that the solid lessons from this book were not obtained simply because of an unwillingness to like the author and thus hurting the overall book's rating.
Would highly recommend this book for everyone.
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