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" Anytime you get to go up against guys that have done well in this league, who have dominated in this league, you have got to rise to the challenge. "
" As a competitor, I try to do everything in my power to control the uncontrollable. "
" As a human being, when I see things going on in my community, I feel compelled to do something, to say something. "
" As a human, I feel extremely compelled to use my platform and my influence in whatever way for the benefit and not just for my sole benefit. "
" As cliche as it sounds, I've always told myself, 'Don't worry about the things you can't control. Control the things you can control.' That battle has beat up on me for years. "
" As we've grown as a country, we've allowed our fears and our doubts and our questions about things that we don't know to become more divisive than uniting us as a country, as a people. "
" Before I became a leader, I thought success was all about building myself up. But then, once I became a leader, I realized that success is about building others up. "
" Change is inevitable, change will always happen, but you have to apply direction to change, and that's when it's progress. "
" Communities have changed. Our society is changing. Sometimes I feel like our law enforcement, the public services, they don't have enough resources to keep up with the changes that we see in our society. "
" Good instincts are vital to longevity in the NFL. "
" Here in Washington State, I've supported efforts to provide our law enforcement with the proper training and resources required to meet their changing and demanding needs of their job. In doing so, I feel that the community and the law enforcement relationship will gratefully benefit from a renewed sense of responsibility and accountability. "
" Honestly, I don't believe in luck. "
" Honestly, I think the combine is a waste of time. The effort should be in film watching, physicals, and mental evaluations. "
" I appreciate the fans who come out here, and they support us, but it's football. We're not saving lives. We're not police officers. We're not doctors. We're football players, first and foremost. If you want to stop watching the game because a guy feels strongly about a very serious topic that's going on in our society, then that's your choice. "
" I care about what's best for everyone around me. "
" I didn't have a lot of good film coming out of college. Also, my height didn't help me at all. I ran a decent 40, but no one would call it blazing speed. "
" I don't have a chip on my shoulder. I have a boulder on my shoulder. "
" I don't know how to put this, but to some people, the NFL is basically modern-day slavery. Don't get me wrong - we get paid a lot of money. There's a sense of 'shut up and play,' that this is entertainment for other people. Then, when we go out in public, we're like zoo animals. We're not human beings. "
" I feel like I am a better person because of my struggles, because of my challenges and persevering through them and realizing the mistakes that I've made, correcting them. "
" If there are cracks in your armor, your opponent is going to find them. "
" If you can play football, you can play football. Measurables at the combine don't change that. "
" If you take a step back and you look at the overall picture, there's a lot of teams in this league that could use a quarterback of Colin Kaepernick's ability. "
" If you want to get anything done, you have to start somewhere. "
" I give a lot of credit to Darrell Bevell and to Tom Cable for their work and their development of the players that they had that was available to them. They did an extraordinary job, and I do think, as Bevell was our offensive coordinator, we broke every record that the Seahawks had offensively. So there's a lot to be said for that. "
" I knew police officers have a very difficult job. They have to make split second decisions that will impact not only the communities they serve but their families, their own personal lives. "
" I loved playing video games when I was younger, loved playing with Legos - the tech nerd, that was me for sure. "
" I'm a religious man. I believe in God. "
" I'm just trying to be the best Doug Baldwin I can be. "
" I'm not one of those typical receivers who's like a robot in the slot or outside. "
" I'm not the fastest, the strongest, the most athletic, the tallest. But in order for me to be good at what I do, I have to focus on my craft so much that it alleviates those other things. I can't have personal relationships like other people do. I can't spend time on that. "
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