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60 Best Bill Belichick Quotes & Sayings



Here is a list of 60 Best Bill Belichick Quotes & Sayings.


Bill Belichick Quotes & Sayings


“You get the job done or you don’t.”


“When you get wet, it usually means something good.”


“We’ll worry about next week next week.”


“Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.”


“Understanding what not to do sometimes is just as important as what you can do.”


“To live in the past is to die in the present.”


“Don’t out-dumb yourself now.”


“I’m trying to coach the team and that’s what I want to do.”


“The only thing I can cheer for in Philadelphia is the national anthem.”


“Do your job.”


“The less versatile you are, the better you have to be at what you do well.”


“We’re always trying to do a better job on that and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”


“There are no shortcuts to building a team each season. You build the foundation brick by brick.”


“For a team to accomplish their goal, everybody’s got to give up a little bit of their individuality.”


“Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it’s not the best thing for you.”


“We all, at one point or another, have played for a coach who is a jerk.”


“The only sign we have in the locker room is from ‘The Art of War.’ ‘Every battle is won before it is fought.”


“I don’t Twitter, I don’t MyFace, I don’t Yearbook.”


“You have to go with the person who you have the most confidence in, the most consistent. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, but I’m going down with that person.”


“I am who I am. In the end, I feel that what I’m accountable for is doing a good job as a football coach.”


“It is not all about talent. It’s about dependability, consistency, being coachable, and understanding what you need to do to improve.”


“Knowing you have a good backup long snapper allows you to sleep good at night.”


“On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”


“I have plenty of competition in football. I love competition, but I’m not looking to compete in something else.”


“I’d rather be at the top of the list than the bottom, let’s put it that way.”


“If you sit back & spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, you’re going to come up short next time.”


“We’ll continue to work hard to do a better job in every area going forward. I don’t know where those little things will come from but we’ll continue to be diligent on them.”


“Mental toughness is going out there and doing what’s best for the team – even though everything isn’t going exactly the way you want it to.”


“Tell me what the guy can do, don’t tell me what he can’t do, and we’ll find a way to put that positive skill set in the defense and not ask him to be in a position where he can fail.”


“My personal coaching philosophy, my mentality, has always been to make things as difficult as possible for players in practice, however bad we can make them, I make them.”


“Whatever success I’ve had it is because I’ve tried to understand the situation of the player. I think the coach’s duty is to avoid complicating matters.”


“You can play hard. You can play aggressively. You can give 120% but if one guy is out of position then someone is running through the line of scrimmage and he is going to gain a bunch of yards.”


“I’m a football coach. I’m not a doctor… They don’t call plays, I don’t do surgeries. We have a great deal here.”


“We have absolutely done as much work as we can on finding out things like that and we’ll try to get all the information that we can as that would apply to any current situation, which I can’t talk about.”


“I told you the one change we would make in the initial start level of the football pressure, but that’s really about it.”


“I think practice preparation is always an indicator of game performance – not necessarily 100 percent because there are still a lot of variables there, but it?s still an indicator,”


“I think it’s relatively easy to play defense against a team that can only do one thing. Unfortunately, that’s not what we’re talking about here with Seattle.”


“It’s the business that you guys are in too. We try to get as much information as we can and make the best decisions that we can for the football team.”


“Not all teams use the same tests and certainly those tests are far from being 100 percent as well. It’s part of the process.”


“I’m not on SnapFace and all those … I’m not too worried about what they put on InstantChat.”


“We never use the condition of the footballs as an excuse. We play with whatever or kick with whatever we have to use and that’s the way it is.”


“I could tell you that in my entire coaching career I have never talked to any player, staff member about football air pressure. That is not a subject that I have ever brought up.”


“I think that we’ll continue to try to look at ourselves in the mirror and see where we can do a better job, maybe where we can improve the process. But I think the fundamentals of the process will remain the same.”


“There is an old saying about the strength of the wolf is the pack, and I think there is a lot of truth to that. On a football team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”


“The running back situation is a good, competitive one. I think Antowain and Kevin are good players, have good, solid strengths. I think both of those players are going to be productive for us. They have been in the past. How exactly it’s going to work out, I don’t know. I’m sure it will be decided on the field. We’ll do what we think is best for the team.”


“Every game is an important game for us. Doesn’t matter what’s the next week – who we play, whether it’s a bye week, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, Columbus Day. We don’t care. We’re just trying to go out there and win a game.”


“I think a smart guy can learn. Some guys learn – it’s just like all of us – some guys can learn electronics, some of us can’t. Some people can learn something else, some of us can’t. I mean, we’re all wired differently.”


“We’ll try to comply with the rules and if we don’t, I’m sure we’ll be penalized for it, just like everybody else will.”


“I think everyone is a case-by-case basis. Whatever the circumstances are that come with any individual, they exist and you have to make a determination as to what your comfort level is with that person and the characteristics that they bring.”


“I’ve learned a lot about the process. I had no idea how the balls got from the officials locker room down on the field and so forth and so on and all of that. That’s not something I have ever thought or concerned myself about [on] game day. I’ve concerned myself with preparing and coaching the team.”


“Cedric is a guy that has a lot of talent and has had some big time production at Arkansas. He missed a little bit of time but we feel like at that point in the draft that he was a real good value there with the pick. He is an explosive guy that runs well. He can run with power and basically came in and had big production as a freshman and was a four-year producer at Arkansas when he was healthy.”


“The big thing I’d say we look for, which would try to differentiate the players for us, are players with passion; guys that really love football. As we all know from our jobs, if you love what you’re doing you don’t feel like you’re working. If you don’t like what you’re doing, then every step of the way is just painful torture.”


“I like every part of it. The offseason, the in-season, the preparation for games, the young players, the old players…there’s a lot of different aspects to the job and that’s one of the great things about it. You’re not locked into one part, one thing. I can be a part of anything I want to be a part of, so I like that, it’s fun.…Every season presents a multitude of challenges.”


“My father was always just part of the team. He willingly accepted whatever responsibility he was given, whether it was coaching the linebackers or the junior varsity.”


“I believe to have a championship team you want to have a championship team in every area, whether that’s your starting quarterback, your strength coach, your medical staff, your area scouts, whatever it happens to be. We’re trying to work at a championship level of performance in every one of those areas.”


“We get one opportunity a week, three hours a week, to put that whole week of preparation and game-planning and therapy and conditioning, it all shows up in that one three-hour period. That really heightens how important every single play and everything we do—we could have great practices on Wednesday and Thursday but nobody really cares; the only thing that matters is how you play on Sundays.”


“We got a good block at the point of attack from Graham. Neal pulled and the safety came up and filled the gap quicker than we expected. That wasn’t really the guy Neal was expecting to block but he saw him in the hole and reacted to it and dug him out of there. Matt and Logan (combination-blocked) the tackle up to (middle linebacker Danny) Clark. We didn’t quite get Clark blocked, he got over the top, but he wasn’t able to get enough on Corey to keep him out.”


“It’s one day at a time. We don’t talk about last year. We don’t talk about next week. We don’t talk about next year. We talk about today and we talk about the next game. And that’s all we can really control. The rest of it will take care of itself. If there is something that’s your passion when you’re young, do it. Let everything else take care of itself. Don’t pick a career for money or some other reason. Do what you love, because it will never feel like work.”


“You definitely go through a stage, most coaches do, where you see a good player and you get enamored, you really like what the player does, but then when you put him into your system, its not quite the same player that he was in another system. They have some strengths, but you can’t utilize all of those strengths. If you try to utilize all of their strengths, you end up weakening a lot of the other players who are already in your system.”


“I think a good quarterback or a good linebacker, a good safety, even though you have a lot of bodies moving out there, it slows down for them and they can really see it. Then there are other guys that it’s a lot of guys moving and they don’t see anything. It’s like being at a busy intersection, just cars going everywhere. The guys that can really sort it out, they see the game at a slower pace and can really sort out and decipher all that movement, which is hard. But experience certainly helps that, yes.”

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