The past should remain firmly behind one. The present holds enough obstacles.
We're so concerned about being polite in society, and rightfully so, that it carries over onto a football team. But on a good football team, they are your friends, but first and foremost they have to be good teammates.
Every great team that I've been on, the offensive linemen was the bell cows of the whole team.
When someone is not playing well it's natural to want to make a change. I've just learned to drown out all the noise and make a decision based on the merits and what each individual kid has earned the right to do.
Right or wrong, when a team is doing well, the head coach and the quarterback get all the praise and when a team's not doing well, the head coach and the quarterback get all the blame. I've learned to drown that out.
As a quarterback, I've been the guy that people were yelling for; I've been the guy that's been booed in my own stadium.
I think that's healthy on a football team for competition to exist in every position and probably most important quarterback so that everyone on the team knows that position isn't handled any different than any other.
If you're not doing things right yourself, it's unrealistic to think you can hold other people to a standard.
It's something I think probably every football team and sports team in America deals with is having people get out of their comfort zone and being courageous enough to fix other people and not just focus on themselves.
A good teammate will correct somebody when they're doing something wrong. A friend might not say anything, a good teammate does.
I think every bowl game is exciting, but when you get to play in a bowl game that represents a cause that the Cure Bowl represents, I think that's an honor.
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