Bernie Kosar said taking the grind of the NFL day-by-day was key to his success. In this week's Throwback Thursday, the former Browns quarterback outlined his process.
"When you're going through it, it's a day at a time. You just win today. Maximize today, do the best you can today, tomorrow will take care of itself," said Kosar, who played in Cleveland from 1985-92.
"We weren't thinking about the records, who we were going to play next, are we going to get to the Super Bowl? All I cared about was, 'Hey it's Tuesday, I'm gonna study a lot of film. Hey it's Wednesday, first-and-10 plays are getting put in. Hey it's Thursday, third down plays are getting put in to convert third downs. Friday is scoring zone plays.
"I took it a day at a time, a step at a time. I did the best I could today and if I did the best I could today, tomorrow would take care of itself."
Kosar, a native of Boardman, Ohio, and former Miami Hurricanes star, helped lead the Browns to the playoffs in 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1989. He finished his career with more than 23,000 yards passing and 124 touchdowns.
Kosar and the Browns' 1986 team will be honored during this year's game against the Jets on Oct. 30.