Jon Gruden Quotes.
When you’re the head coach, you coach 53 people, and their wives and their girlfriends and their families and all those people.
I just love football.
I show up in a playoff game, I have my sideline sheet. I can’t even spit plays out, I get so excited. I mean, you get nervous. These are critical, do-or-die situations. Third down and 1, Red Zone, what do I call? Two minute drill? Are we going to go no huddle? These are decisions that you wrestle with.
You either have the charisma, the knowledge, the passion, the intelligence – or you don’t.
I love finishers.
It takes courage to pull the ball down and reverse field and do some of the crazy things that Favre and Manziel do. There’s going to be consequences when sometimes it doesn’t work out. But it takes a tremendous amount of guts and courage to go make a play when there’s nothing there instead of throwing the ball away.
I got a lot of the greatest values in life from playing sports, from playing football – teamwork, sportsmanship, my work ethic, resiliency, dedication – I got it all by being on a team.
I just try to get the most out of every day and be prepared for anything.
If you’re a leader, can communicate, and have a great work ethic, those are the things you’re looking for.
Not many people do what Jameis Winston did: first year as a starter winning a national championship, only one loss in his two years as a starter. He’s got great charisma. He’s polarizing for some people, but he’s a rare talent.
All it takes is one coach that believes in you.
I feel a lot of unfinished business and loyalty and responsibility to get the Raiders going again.
There are not a lot of things that Andrew Luck can’t do, but the thing I like about him is his work ethic. He’s a workaholic, and that’s what impresses me the most.
I took a lot of pride, honestly, in hiring these young guys, that not only to become future head coaches, but I wanted young guys that could help me – guys that can coach, guys that could study, guys that loved it, that would do it for nothing. That’s how I got into coaching with the 49ers when John McVay hired me.
I’m a backup quarterback at the University of Dayton. I was a one-year starter in high school. I think I got the job in high school because our quarterback left and went to another school.
Just because you are getting younger doesn’t mean you are getting better
Carson Wentz, when you watch him on tape, No. 1, I just like a big guy that has athleticism.
If you aren’t winning, we are not going to be happy.
Eli Manning is the one man I just don’t want to see in the playoffs. He is a flatliner.