"Let's not put him in Canton, yet," Bill Parcells, 1995.
On his first NFL carry, Curtis Martin of the Patriots carried the ball 30 yards and ended the game against Cleveland by powering himself through Pepper Johnson at the goal line in the final seconds to score the game-winning touchdown.
After the game, Parcells did his best to curb the enthusiasm surrounding Martin's debut. Thus began a stellar career for Martin, who gained 14,101 yards in 11 seasons, the bulk of which were spent with the Jets after the Patriots let him go via the Patriot Way.
Fast forward to 2012, and Parcells gave the speech to introduce Martin into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, a year before he would gain entrance himself.