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NFL players look for any edge they can get

If a player isn't looking for a way to gain an advantage in the NFL, he's courting plenty of heartache, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Updated: August 9, 2007, 12:04 PM ET
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards uses a familiar message to end the speech he gives his team on Saturday nights before games.

Although he can be notoriously loquacious, Edwards refrains from drawing upon predictable clichés or gimmicky references in such moments. Instead, he delivers a brief, pointed statement that leaves his players knowing exactly what their responsibilities are.

"I tell them to do whatever it takes to get ready to play," Edwards said. "As long as it's legal, ...

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