When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
I’ve figured out that life in general is a team effort; it’s a team game.
How you recover from what life’s throwing at you is what matters.
To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.
You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser.
We’re going to win Sunday. I guarantee it.
First, I prepare. Then I have faith.
There are some things you only learn through experience.
Till I was 13, I thought my name was ‘Shut Up.’
Whether it’s 18 years old or 40 years old, we think we know what’s going on. But if you’re lucky enough to continue the journey, its amazing how we keep learning how much we didn’t know.
When you win, nothing hurts.
I don’t care what a man is as long as he treats me right. He can be a gambler, a hustler, someone everybody else thinks is obnoxious, I don’t care so long as he’s straight with me and our dealings are fair.
Pressure just makes you go a little more. I kind of like pressure.
I’d rather go to Vietnam than get married.
Of course, in pro ball, they never hit the quarterback in practice.
I was a workhorse; there was never a practice that I didn’t enjoy.
I think that at some point in your life you realize you don’t have to worry if you do everything you’re supposed to do right. Or if not right, if you do it the best you can… what can worry do for you? You are already doing the best you can.
I think there’s always going to be a problem dealing with firearms, with knives. It’s the animal we are that cause the problems.
The name of the game is ‘kill the quarterback.’ Every football team tries to knock the guy out of the game that’s handling the ball.
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
What I do is prepare myself until I know I can do what I have to do.
It feels bad to feel like you’re not wanted.
When we won the league championship, all the married guys on the club had to thank their wives for putting up with all the stress and strain all season. I had to thank all the single broads in New York.
I was born with the gift.
I was focused on athletics, outdoors, sports.
Times have changed. The athletes have changed.
I don’t think that I’ve ever been a backup.
Johnny Unitas was my hero.
As a football coach, everything in your life comes after your football schedule. I just could not make that commitment.
I was lucky enough when it came to sports and work ethic to be taught some basics that continue to be important.
I deal with football from a realistic, logical point of view.
My philosophy in life, where I was trying to get, could have been a little bit different.
I was a very naive young man, and I may still be ignorant about a lot of things.
I should have been thinking more about my family, how I raised my children, how I maintained life’s work, so to speak.
I don’t like to date so much as I just like to kind of, you know, run into somethin’, man.
I believe in letting a guy live the way he wants to if he doesn’t hurt anyone.
I couldn’t do anything I didn’t enjoy.
Where I came from, sports were the only way to get out front.
My ego’s not the kind that says, ‘I want to be an actor and be accepted as that.’