I don't know what to say, really.
Three minutes till the biggest battle of our professional lives.
All comes down to today.
Either we heal as a team, or we're gonna crumble.
Inch by inch, play by play, till we're finished.
We're in hell right now, gentlemen.
Believe me. And we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us,
or we can fight our way back into the light.
We can climb out of hell one inch at a time.
Now, I can't do it for you. I'm too old.
I look around, I see these young faces, and I think I made every
wrong choice a middle-aged man can make.
I pissed away all my money, believe it or not.
I chased off anyone who's ever loved me.
And lately, I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror.
You know, when you get old in life, things get taken from you.
I mean, that's part of life.
But you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
You find out life's this game of inches.
So is football.
Because in either game, life or football the margin for error is
so small one-half a step too late or early, and you don't quite make it.
One half-second too slow, too fast, you don't quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second.
On this team, we fight for that inch.
On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us,
to pieces for that inch.
We claw with our fingernails for that inch because we know when we add up all those inches that's gonna make the fucking difference between
winning and losing!
Between living and dying!
I'll tell you this. In any fight it's the guy who's willing to die who's gonna win that inch.
And I know if I'm gonna have any life anymore it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch.
Because that's what living is!
The six inches in front of your face!
Now, I can't make you do it!
You gotta look at the guy next to you!
Look into his eyes!
I think you're gonna see a guy who'll go that inch with you!
You're gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows, when it comes down to it ou're gonna do the same for him!
That's a team, gentlemen!
And either we heal now, as a team or we will die as individuals.
That's football, guys.
That's all it is.
Now what are you gonna do?