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What Brad Edwards remembers most from Jan. 26, 1992, is not the fact he nabbed two interceptions in a Super Bowl XXVI victory over the Buffalo Bills.
It’s all the thoughts that were running through his head as the team buses were en route to the Metrodome.
“There are so many things that you recall about that day,” Edwards told WTOP Friday. “And the one thing that always comes to my mind first and foremost is the ride from the hotel to the Super Bowl site when you’re thinking about, ‘Ok, my whole athletic life could come down to one play today. Don’t screw it up.'”
Edwards didn’t mess up at all. He thrived on the game’s biggest stage.
In the first quarter, he’d intercept Jim Kelly. Then in the fourth quarter, with the Bills resorting to an all-out aerial down by 24, Edwards would pick off the future Pro Football Hall of Famer once more.
Edwards joked that it didn’t hurt that “some of them hit you right in the chest.”
Also a big help: all of the elite players that were around him.
“I was fortunate to be around a staff, not only a coaching staff that had been there before, but a group of players that many of them when I first walked into the huddle to call signals for the Washington Redskins, I walked into a huddle that not one, but about four or five guys who had two Super Bowl rings on already, so it was…I had a good cast,” he said.
On a different note, when Edwards was asked about his thoughts on this Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, Edwards explained that his first first position coach was Pete Carroll.
If you didn’t know before, now you do.
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