You've got to stand up and do your own battles. My daddy taught me that a long time ago, that you fight your own battles. The only way to shut everybody up is to win.
When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
Bad attitudes will ruin your team.
I'm always happy-go-lucky, and people look at me and find it shocking that I could be depressed.
As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy... there's something about winning a Super Bowl.
I don't really care about being accepted now. I wish I had been like that earlier.
The best thing you can say about any coach is his players play hard for him.
For an athlete, there's no time off... until it's over.
You find out in life that people really like you funny. So what do you give 'em? Humor. And then if you show them the other side, they don't like you as much. I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot's mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain.
Depression is a physical illness.
I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid.
I'm taking memory power boost tablets to help me every day and doing the puzzles to help me stay focused.
Bottom line is, if you turn the ball over to a team that isn't as good, you then have brought them up to your level.
I'm not ashamed of who I am.
You can't dodge them all. I got hammered plenty of times through the years. But you just get up and keep playing. I can tell you from experience, though. Sometimes it hurts like hell.
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