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" Any time you get a new running back, whether it's a rookie or hasn't played a lot, that's the first thing you test, is their pass protection. That's big. "
" If you win a Super Bowl before you're fired, you're a genius, and everyone listens to you. But a coach is just a guy whose best class in grammar school was recess and whose best class in high school was P.E. I never thought I was anything but a guy whose best class was P.E. "
" I'm not afraid of flying; I just fear I'm going to die. I think I'm - vulnerable. I admit it. I don't fly. I got claustrophobia. I don't go in high buildings. I don't do those things. I'm just myself, whatever that is. "
" Football isn't nuclear physics, but it's not so simple that you can make it simple. It takes some explaining to get it across. "
" I was an old tackle riding around talking to people about sports. Like I've said to a lot of people over the years, 'I only go where old tackles go, and if an old tackle does not belong there, I'm not going.' "
" One of the biggest gaps in sports is the difference between the winning and losing teams of the Super Bowl. They don't invite the losing team to the White House. They don't have parades for them. They don't throw confetti on them. "
" The best thing about getting older is knowing history. The longer you live, the longer you have been in a sport, the more you know, and the more you know where things started. "
" Don't worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon. "
" If you look at tailgating, everyone does it. It's for everyone who likes to cook outdoors. It could be a 4th of July picnic. "
" I was a coach, and I put a lot of education and experience into coaching. "
" When the going gets tough, I'm not always sure what you do. I'm not saying that I know how to fix everything when the going gets tough, but I do know this: when the going goes tough, you don't quit. And you don't fold up. And you don't go in the other direction. "
" If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they've had a bad day. "
" Sometimes you can be one of the best, but you don't accept that if you don't get the ring or win the Super Bowl. There's a lot of good teams between the Super Bowl winner and other teams. Once the Super Bowl is over, we lump everyone into the other 31, and that's not fair. "
" Justin Smith was one of the most underrated players in the NFL for what he did. He would sacrifice and do the dirty work, then someone else would clean up off it. "
" Nobody, not even the head coach, would do anything to a football unilaterally, such as adjust the amount of pressure in a ball, without the quarterback not knowing. It would have to be the quarterback's idea. "
" I've never eaten just a few bites of things I liked in my life. "
" Some day we're gonna have interactive television where you can pick the shot that you want. You can watch defense, or you can watch the end-zone shot, or you can watch an isolated shot of Terance Mathis or whoever you want to. Because right now, the only thing that you watch is what the producer or director decides to show you. "
" In all the years that I've been in football - I went directly from coaching to broadcasting - I never really had a lot of experience watching it. "
" I've always said winning's the great deodorant, and conversely, when you have a bad record, everything stinks, and everything starts to unravel, and everything falls apart. "
" We need to let the referee's sole thing be to protect the quarterback and get those late hits out of there. They even have a stat on television that says 'knockdowns.' Knockdowns means that you knock him down after he throws the ball. The assumption is, if it's legal, we'll make excuses for them. "
" The only things that smell good are fat and sugar. Tofu being boiled doesn't smell good. Anything that smells good is fattening. "
" You're not going to eliminate concussions. Anytime you hit your head, you have a chance of getting a concussion, in any sport, too. I think we have to learn more about it. Part of it is rules, part of it is equipment, part of it is medical studies, knowing more about the brain. "
" Nothing jazzes me up like football. I've acquired more passion of the years, not less. Not to love it wouldn't make sense. "
" That's the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl. "
" Both of my sons used to coach high school football. When they started, I'd say things I shouldn't have. So I learned my lesson. "
" The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else. "
" I would never bet against Peyton Manning. You know about the age and the neck and the strength. But I had George Blanda, and as he got older, he got smarter, and he just got rid of the ball quicker. I watch Peyton, and I see George Blanda. "
" You wouldn't do something for a receiver to catch the ball if the quarterback couldn't throw it. "
" I tried golf for a while, but I wasn't very good at it, so I didn't play a lot of golf. I enjoy all sports, not just football. I like basketball, baseball, and I got into the World Cup. So really, sports in general are my life, and football specifically. "
" I respect coaches; I respect what good coaches do. I know that you don't learn to be a coach in an hour and a half. "
" If a guy doesn't work hard and doesn't play well, he can't lead anything. All he is, is a talker. "