Philosophers go through a lot of paper
Coach: In the introduction to his influential Being and Time, Martin Heidegger wrote, “What is more enigmatic: that beings are, or that Being is? Or does even this reflection fail to bring us close to that enigma which has occurred with the Being of Beings?” The language of Heidegger — and hermeneutical philosophy in general — strikes me as very similar to the logic applied in your press conferences. Are you now or have you ever been a student of hermeneutics? If not, what is your philosophical inspiration for statements like “It is what it is”?
From the Playbook:
I thought Hermeneutics was the title of Herm Edwards’ autobiography. But from what I’ve heard about Heidegger, his press conferences would last a lot longer than mine. For him, it wouldn’t cut it just to say it is what it is: he’d say that it is what it is only if it is a being that is conscious of its Being. So if the It is Ed Reed or Tom Brady, it is what it is; if the It is Adalius Thomas or Tony Romo, it might not actually exist at all.