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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Paying the price for NFL success

By Kevin Seifert

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was one of many NFC North rookies sitting in Wednesday's session of the NFL Players Association-sponsored rookie symposium. He heard a now-viral talk given by former NFL coach, and current ESPN analyst, Herm Edwards. Rudolph tweeted his favorite line from Edwards: "Everyone wants to get to Heaven, But no one is willing to die."

That's a dramatic way of saying there is a price to be paid to reach your goals. I like it, mostly because it's true.

Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb tweeted simply: "Herm Edwards just preached."

To hear more of Edwards' talk, watch the video.