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Born: 1941-08-22
Profession: Coach
Nation: American
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I was fighting every windmill, especially when I was in college.

Tags: College, Fighting, Windmill

I'm a little superstitious.

Tags: Happy, Keep, Trying

I've been around enough to know what it takes to get a team to reach its potential, and I want players who want to reach their potential.

Tags: Enough, Takes, Team

If I have affected someone in a positive way, that means a lot to me.

Tags: Means, Positive, Someone

If the players don't trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.

Tags: Players, Problem, Trust

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's a quarterback who thinks playing quarterback is just about passing.

Tags: Playing, Stand, Thinks

If you're sensitive, you will have a hard time with me.

Tags: Hard, Sensitive, Time

The media dwells mostly on negativity.

Tags: Dwells, Media, Negativity

The NFL has been good to me.

Tags: Good

The only players I hurt with my words are the ones who have an inflated opinion of their ability. I can't worry about that.

Tags: Hurt, Opinion, Words

The thing I really look for in this business is there are guys who are into football and there are guys who are in the profession for other reasons.

Tags: Business, Football, Guys

There are two things in New York, euphoria and disaster.

Tags: Disaster, Euphoria, York

Usually older players, late in the season, start to get cold.

Tags: Cold, Older, Start

When Super Bowl time comes around, I get jealous.

Tags: Jealous, Super, Time

Why would you live your life worrying about something that's not going to happen?

Tags: Happen, Life, Why

You are what you are.

Tags: Ask, Point, Yourself

You get too old to lose. When you were a young guy, you bounced back from losses.

Tags: Lose, Old, Young

You ask yourself, 'What do you want your legacy to be?' I'm content at this point to say, 'Those who follow me.' Romeo Crennel, Bill Belichick, Sean Payton, to name a few. I think I've got a pretty good group, so far.

Tags: Good, Pretty, Yourself

I spent a lot of time with my teams, especially in the East Coast teams, talking about dealing with the elements a lot of time, and a lot of instruction about field position and those kind of things. I like that variable.

Tags: Position, Talking, Time

My entire life has been spent thinking about this game. That's pretty narrow... I don't view myself as a person who's well-versed in very many subjects. I'm not proud of that.

Tags: Game, Life, Thinking
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No matter how much you've won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you're not winning now, so you stink.

Tags: Matter, Winning, Won

There's a line, players usually don't cross it and coaches usually don't cross it. Every once in a while you get a little temper tantrum on both sides, I certainly have had 'em. I'm not proud of those.

Tags: Once, Proud, While

Well, I've had a long standing relationship with Gatorade and they've been very, very good to me. And I believe in their products, I really do. I've used them for many, many years.

Tags: Good, Standing, Used

When I was coaching with the Patriots, the players pulled a practical joke and I said, 'Do you think I'm Charlie the Tuna, like a sucker?' After that, they called me Tuna.

Tags: After, Joke, Said

I think confrontation is healthy, because it clears the air very quickly.

Tags: Air, Clears, Healthy

When you don't know that you don't know, it's a lot different than when you do know that you don't know.

Tags: Death, Fun, Life

Success is never final, but failure can be.

Tags: Failure, Final, Success

Nowadays, if you are afraid of confrontation, you are not going to do very well.

Tags: Afraid, Nowadays

I just try to do the best job I possibly can - put the blinders on, go to work and be the best you can possibly be. Once you have done everything that you possibly can - you've put forth your greatest effort - then I can live with whatever's next.

Tags: Best, Greatest, Work

I'll call somebody 'dumb' or 'stupid' if they make a dumb or stupid play. I don't know any other word for it, and if they don't like the word, that's too bad.

Tags: Bad, Stupid, Word

I can't live my life worrying about something that might never happen.

Tags: Happen, Life, Might

There is winning and there is misery.

Tags: Misery, Winning

I'm not really in the excuse business.

Tags: Business, Excuse

Something goes wrong, I yell at them -'Fix it'- whether it's their fault or not. You can only really yell at the players you trust.

Tags: Trust, Whether, Wrong

Don't worry about it. It's just a bunch of guys with an odd-shaped ball.

Tags: Ball, Guys, Worry

Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I'm no different.

Tags: Human, Tell, Trying

So if the players trust the coach, it's not a problem. If the players don't trust the coach, it is a problem, and vice versa.

Tags: Players, Problem, Trust

You don't get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.

Tags: Medal, Results, Trying

By and large, I've been healthy all my life.

Tags: Healthy, Large, Life

God's been good to me, He really has.

Tags: God, Good

I am demanding.

Tags: Demanding

I don't have to make examples out of players to establish my own place. I don't feel like I have to.

Tags: Examples, Place, Players

I don't look at a problem and put variables in there that don't affect it.

Tags: Affect, Problem, Put

I got more money than I can spend now.

Tags: Money, Spend

I grew up under demanding people, that demanded things from you, expected you to toe the mark.

Tags: Demanding, Mark, Toe

I have a house in Saratoga Springs.

Tags: House, Springs

I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones.

Tags: Collect, Good

I think there are a lot of good people, a lot of good football guys in the NFL.

Tags: Football, Good, Guys
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