Bill Belichick Quotes

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Bill Belichick quotes: success sayings from one of the greatest NFL coaches in history, New England Patriots head coach and the head honcho of hoodies, Bill Belichick.

“This won’t be good enough.  It wasn’t good enough today.  It won’t be good enough against anybody else, either.”

“There are a lot of things that affect what happens on the field that occur off the field.  Players have wives and girlfriends.  And they have babies.  And they have personal situations.  They have parents that are sick.  All of it runs in together.”

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

“We prepare hard.  We come to the game with 45 guys, and everyone needs to be ready to go.”

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

“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, it’s not quite the same player that he was in another system.  He has some strengths, but you can’t utilize all those strengths.  If you try to utilize all his strengths, you end up weakening a lot of other players who are already in your system.”

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

“Some guys are football smart and they’re not smart in other ways.  Other guys get 1,500 on their SATs and can’t get a double-team block right.  No, in my experience, sometimes it correlates, sometimes it doesn’t.  I don’t think you just take it for granted.”

“Game management, game decisions, adjustments, seeing things during games – it’s all important.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“You get the job done or you don’t.”

“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.”

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

“One thing that could be a problem is breaking old habits.  It’s not that you don’t understand what the new responsibilities or plays are, but just the fact that you’ve been doing something a long time and you’re kind of used to doing it, it’s a habit, and that’s not what’s required in the other system and that means kind of undoing something before you can even start to do something new.”

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

“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.”

“Do your job.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“In short, we accumulate all the information that we can accumulate, wherever that information comes from, and try to analyze it and make the best decision we can make for our football team on a case-by-case basis.  It’s the same for every single player; the process is the same.”

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

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

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

“It’s time for the New England Patriots to move on and that’s what our job is.  And as I said, our goal is the same: to have a winning football team, to be a pillar in the community.  That’s what our direction is; that’s what we’re going to do.”

“I’m not really worried about the other 31 teams.”

“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.”

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