The start is what stops most people.
My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.
As a coach, your high standards of performance, attention to detail and - above all - how hard you work set the stage for how your players perform.
I don't know any other way to lead but by example.
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.
The one thing that I know is that you win with good people.
I'm fairly confident that if I died tomorrow, Don would find a way to preserve me until the season was over and he had time for a nice funeral.
Because, they're only thinking about one team when that game's over. Before the game, they're talking about two football teams. When the game's over, there's only one winner.
And I coached against Mike when he was an assistant with the Bears and they won that football game.
And then to end up with a total of 347 wins, averaging 10 regular season wins for 33 years and the best winning percentage, and I'm very proud of this, of any professional team from 1970 to 1996.
He wants to be his own man and be recognized for what he's done. He's not asking for anything because of his name. That was a tough situation to go into at Alabama, but he probably wouldn't have been given the job if the situation would have been different.
I coached against Dave the last couple of years, and I was very proud to be the first time a father ever coached against his son. He beat me for 30 minutes the first time and 59 and a half minutes the second time.
What I learned from that loss, and also another loss that I'm going to talk about later, was that when you're there, it's not good enough to be there, when you're there, you better walk away with that ring.
Peyton Manning is doing things that I think no other quarterback in the history of the league has done at the line of scrimmage... I just think they are a team right now that's got a real chance to run the table.
And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season.
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