Gunner Olszewski's description of ex-Patriot Julian Edelman is perfect

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Gunner's description of Edelman's playing style is perfect originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

If you're looking for the best descriptions of what made Julian Edelman great, just ask the people who know him best.

New England Patriots wide receiver Gunner Olszewski spent just two seasons with Edelman but worked closely with the veteran wide receiver as he attempted to carve out his own role as a wideout and return specialist.

Olszewski was asked Thursday what he'll remember most Edelman following his NFL retirement and hit the nail on the proverbial head.

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"Two words: Piss and vinegar," Olszewski said as seen in the video above. "That's what that dude was all about. Those are the two things that I'll never forget. I've got two more: competitive stamina. That was his other one."

If you're unfamiliar with that colorful term, it's used to describe someone who's full of aggressive energy, which fits Edelman to a tee. The converted quarterback out of Kent State had a relentless drive that helped him blossom from a seventh-round draft pick to a Super Bowl MVP with nearly 7,000 career receiving yards.

Olszewski, a converted cornerback from Division II Bemidji State who went undrafted in 2019, is hoping to follow a similar path in New England and credits Edelman for pointing him in the right direction.

"He took me under his wing, me and Jakobi (Meyers) both," Olszewski said. "Kind of being underdog receivers, (Meyers) was a former quarterback and I didn't play receiver, so he kind of showed us the ropes.

"... He's the ultimate competitor. That's what I learned from him. Toughest dude I ever played with."

Olszewski will have to compete hard to see the field this season after the Patriots signed wide receivers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne and tight ends Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. If he can channel his inner Edelman, though, he'll find some way to make an on-field impact.