That One Time Dennis Green Tripped On An Escalator And Used It As Motivation

Former Ohio State and Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith took time out on Friday for a Reddit AMA. Smith talked Ohio State, NFL, health care and football, working for ESPN, among several other things.

One of the better experiences he shared with the world came from when he was playing for Dennis Green, the former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

According to Smith, Green had the ability to turn any situation into motivation, including tripping on an escalator.

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And that, folks, is exactly how you take a negative situation and make it a positive. It’s also one of the reasons Green coached at nearly every level of football.