When I get on the field, I feel unstoppable.
I'm proud of where I come from. A lot of people leave Mississippi, and their claim to fame is somewhere else. But I have so many moral values that made me the person I am now.
Pressure is what you make of it. It makes me play harder.
I've never believed anyone could put more pressure on me than I put on myself. People expect great things from me. I expect great things from myself.
With the physical mindset I play the game with, I expect to get hurt.
The tide has changed. You have to be able to improvise in today's NFL.
I want people to say when No. 9 was out on the field, he did everything humanly possible to win a ballgame.
I actually enjoy the pain. That's what gives me the fire inside to get up and keep going.
I think I've always had the abilities, but the object has been to perform as well as I can.
I really find myself doing a lot better when I'm injured, so sometimes I look forward to it. This is the style that I play-being physical, running the football, making adjustments on the pass, avoiding the rush. Those sorts of things go with the total package of a quarterback.
The sense of urgency is real for me, because the window of opportunity is closing. Gotta get back to the Super Bowl, gotta get back there and win it.
I'm a country guy from Mississippi who keeps it simple.
I've learned to be patient. When I was younger I rushed things a lot. I tried to attack the game. Now I get teammates more involved before I try to take over.
I'm not out trying to prove anything. All I'm trying to do is go out there and help my team any way I can to win. I don't get caught up in the individual stats or the awards.
It was the family tradition. I wanted to live up to the name-McNair.
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