Last week at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Pete Carroll said his greatest regret as Patriots head coach (1997-99) was losing running back Curtis Martin to the New York Jets as a restricted free agent. Having Martin land with a division rival was a devastating blow, one that was compounded when then-rookie running back Robert Edwards severely injured his knee in a beach football game at the Pro Bowl.
Edwards, now 35, was never the same player, eventually landing in the Canadian Football League.
This year, Edwards is embarking on a new career, as a high school coach in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution catches up with Edwards, publishing some of his comments in a blog entry.
"I wanted be around kids. I wanted to be around the game because I’ve been around football my whole life," Edwards said. "I pursued the avenue of trying to coach college ball. But with no experience, that was difficult."