Receiver Quotes

Receiver Quotes by Chris Hogan, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Steve Largent, Davante Adams, Ron Jaworski, Barbara W. Winder and many others.

I made my way in this league playing special teams and then kind of worked my way into playing receiver. It was always just kind of doing whatever I could do and taking advantage of all the opportunities that I got.
What makes false reckoning, as regards gratitude, is that the pride of the giver and the receiver cannot agree as to the value of the benefit.
I would say the most significant difference between modern-era receivers and previous receivers is the ones who were in my generation or earlier had to get a job after they got through playing. Today‘s player doesn’t.
What drives me is getting the Super Bowl and ultimately trying to be the best receiver to play this game.
I love it when receivers catch the balls with their hands.
Peace can come to both the giver and the receiver as we follow the promptings of the Spirit to serve one another.
Benefits are acceptable, while the receiver thinks he may return them; but once exceeding that, hatred is given instead of thanks.
[Lat., Beneficia usque eo laeta sunt dum videntur exsolvi posse; ubi multum antevenere pro gratia odium redditur.]
I can be a receiver.
the giver measures his gift with one yardstick, and the receiver measures it with another.
I don’t have any TVs with their over-the-air receivers connected in my house. But when I’m in a hotel room or other places that have a TV, then I turn it on and flip the channels just like everybody else. I’m not immune to the lures of television. I just try to stay away from it because I like to read.
Calvin Johnson, we’ve never seen a receiver like himsize, speed and how he’s developed his overall route running and toughness.
The simple act of helping someone—with no desire (or possibility) of repayment is good for us and our self-image, and it may positively change the life or outlook of the receiver for the day!
I’ve been catching footballs – I’ve been a wide receiver since I was 15 years old. And every quarterback I’ve had, for the most part, threw a pretty hard ball. So I’m not getting away from the calluses.
Make gifts meaningful by putting the time in creating them, whether baking and cooking, or in making arts and craft. It will all have more meaning for the giver and receiver.
When you go into a game, and there’s something that was drawn up the way it was supposed to be drawn up, and you missed the throw or the catch, as a receiver, it’s something where you feel bad about that. You can always regret just missing it, but as a football player, you have to move on to the next play.
The absolute worst thing a receiver can do is worry about not catching the ball or about getting hit.
Love beautifies the giver and elevates the receiver.
My father was a ham radio geek, and I remember the glow of the vacuum tubes from a Hammarlund receiver that became a hand-me-down to me.
Other people will say different, but I’m the best Georgia Tech wide receiver.
Antonio Brown is, if not the best receiver in the league, one of the best.
I can be a receiver, a cornerback, a safety and quarterback-I can play everything.
It would have been a lot of fun as a receiver to play.
Every gift requires two freedoms: the giver’s and the receiver’s.
Evolution is an obstacle course not a freeway; the correct analogue for long-term success is a distant punt receiver evading legions of would-be tacklers in an oddly zigzagged path toward a goal, not a horse thundering down the flat.
I was a ball guy. I played basketball, baseball, football. I excelled in football the most. I played running back, wide receiver, safety, kick returner, punt returner.
I try to prove that I can be either a wide receiver or a flex tight end. Put me in the slot, put me out wide, put me wherever you want, but I can play both.
In ninth grade, I played wide receiver.
I think I proved that I was a polished receiver.
I’ve split out, played receiver, I’ve been a fullback, I’ve been in-line.
To WOW, you must differentiate yourself, which means do something a little unconventional and innovative. You must do something that’s above and beyond what’s expected. And whatever you do must have an emotional impact on the receiver.
Remember, a receiver can motion wherever, run wherever he wants to on the field, you can’t get your hands on the guy and there is a lot of room. When you are a corner, you are playing to the boundary, which is your friend.
The quality of TV, I think, is at an all-time high. The problem with it is the way that we end up consuming it – generally a cable box. A satellite receiver is, to me, nothing more than a glorified VCR.
Imagine being a running back or a receiver. You get tackled, and then when you get up, you’re surrounded by a bunch of guys, and they’re all screaming and yelling at you… Mentally, it wears on you, like, ‘God, how long can I do this?’ It’s a mental thing.
The No. 1 rule you’re taught as a receiver: You’ve just got to watch the ball. You hear about the guy who was lucky. But the guy who was lucky got an opportunity, and he was prepared for it. Sometimes the ball falls your way, and, you know, we’ll take it.
My mom had early rap records, like Jimmy Spicer. In the middle of the records was a turntable and a receiver – I used to scratch records on it – and on top was a reel-to-reel. In front of that wall were more stacks of records. It was either Mom’s record or Pop‘s record, and they had their names on each and every one.
Barry Sanders, by far. Not only one of my favorite Lions, but one of my favorite NFL athletes. It’s all about highlights for me, I’m a receiver! Sanders is like the NFL version of an And1 mix tape.
I have not a clue why they sent it to me. As far as I know I have not got a reputation as a receiver of stolen goods.
Everything that I’ve done in my life is always I wanted to be the best in everything I do. I want to be the best husband, the best dad, the best receiver.
I was a quarterback in pee-wee football. I always wanted to be quarterback. They’re the leaders, they make the calls. It didn’t work out because I didn’t have the arm. I also played wide receiver my senior year in high school.
These Seattle Seahawks wide receivers have been called pedestrian, they’ve been called no-namers, but they always come up with the big play.
Emma, your granddad’s on the line,” says Artemis, putting her hand over the receiver. “Something about the night bus and he’ll never trust you again?
The sensitive plate, the gas which is ionised, the fluorescent screen, are in reality receivers, into another kind of energy, chemical energy, ionic energy… luminous energy.
No man esteems anything that comes to him by chance; but when it is governed by reason, it brings credit both to the giver and receiver; whereas those favors are in some sort scandalous that make a man ashamed of his patron.
I think I definitely have the mentality and skill set to be a top-five receiver, that’s no doubt.
Me, in all aspects of my life, I’m thinking about how can I maximize my skill set and who I am as a person. That’s part of my job in becoming a better receiver.
Kindness boggles my mind. It’s the only force in nature that increases simultaneously for the giver and the receiver.
But even in a telephone booth
evil can seep out of the receiver
and we must cover it with a mattress,
and then tear it from its roots
and bury it,
bury it.
The relation between a poet and audience is really insignificant. What matters is the poet is hearing something that he is broadcasting. And whether there is anybody with a receiver isn’t the reason he does it. He hopes there is somebody receiving it.
I think I am capable of doing what any other elite receiver is capable of doing.
The person who is in tune with the Universe becomes like a radio receiver, through which the voice of the Universe is transmitted.
Grace gives without the receiver realizing how great the gift really is.
As long as I’m in good shape and I’m healthy, I feel I’m the best receiver on the planet.
You can’t be a tight end and just be viewed as a receiver.
That which occasions so many mistakes in the computations of men, when they expect return for favors, is that the giver’s pride and the receiver’s cannot agree upon the value of the kindness done.
Receiver is an art – there is not one way to do it.
I got hands just like a wide receiver.
Intuition is like a radio station.. No, intuition is more like a radio receiver and it can receive different stations. This radio receiver serves different functions, it serves your spirituality which is the development of your soul. It serves your physical survival.
Obviously, as a receiver, you want to go out there and make plays for your team to win.
You need a name.” I covered the receiver for a moment. “We need a team name.” “Hunters,” Raphael said. “Valiant Knights of the Fur,” Dali said. “Justice Group,” Jim said. “Since Justice League is taken.” “Fools.” Doolittle shook his head. “Fools,” I said into the receiver.
I’ll make changes at receiver before I make a change at the quarterback.
Man’s Heart serves as a transmitter and receiver from person to person and from servant to Glorious God.
There’s nothing to fear but a wide receiver who can run a 100-yard dash in under 10 seconds.
If you go off the Senior Bowl, that’s basically what I can do. I played H-back, I played fullback, I played tight end, I played slot receiver, I ran routes, I caught some balls, blocked, just doing that stuff.
I am a receiver, I am an athlete, at the end of the day. So, I can play any position that the coaches draw up for me and put me in the best position to make plays.
Probably the number one position that has the greatest number of players to choose from is receiver. When we’re out there recruiting, there are a lot of receivers out there to recruit. It’s harder to find defensive players.
I’m cool with it, running back, receiver, punt returner, it really doesn’t make a difference to me.
Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious? It never troubles the sun that some of his rays fall wide and vain into ungrateful space, and only a small part on the reflecting planet. Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion.
I don’t think of myself as a small receiver, but you can’t control what somebody says about you. It hasn’t held me back – actually, I think I’ve changed the perception of smaller receivers.
In some quiet way, the expression and feelings of gratitude have a wonderful cleansing or healing nature. Gratitude brings warmth to the giver and the receiver alike.
Right now, there could well be messages from the stars flying right through this room. Through you and me. And if we had the right receiver set up properly, we could detect them. I still get chills thinking about it.
It is the responsibility of the sender to make sure the receiver understands the message.
Joseph Batten
The eloquence of one stimulates all the rest, some up to the speaking-point, and all others to a degree that makes them good receivers and conductors, and they avenge themselves for their enforced silence by increased loquacity on their return.
No matter what, I’m going to try to be the most physical receiver in the league, and I’ve got to prove it by going out and dominating physical cornerbacks.
If I was going to play offense, I’d love to play running back. In high school I played quarterback and wide receiver, but I wouldn’t mind running over some folks.
I love the physical part of the game. But I wanted to be a receiver, not just a big guy playing receiver.
As a junior in high school, I had some injury problems with my arm and shoulder from baseball, so I didn’t play quarterback as a junior. I played a little wide receiver, linebacker, and safety.
[My boys] they’re all different. Jackie was very competitive. He was a tough kid – a little bit like Nick. Steve was sort of a finesse guy. He was a little bit like Nick – if he could touch it, he’d catch it. He played wide receiver at Florida State. Then, Gary came along and Gary was more my size.
I’m a football player. I believe I’m just as tough as anybody else. I try not to play like a wide receiver.
When advice is freely given, the receiver is free to use it as he or she sees fit.
Her wish to die was as pervasive as a dial tone: you lift the receiver, it’s always there.
Me, personally, I don’t really care about as far as being the highest-paid receiver, man. It’s a number.
Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
I see the role of a rabbi or a pastor in general sort of like the role of a quarterback who throws the ball a little bit ahead of the receiver – that is you want to make people run just a bit to catch up to the message that you offer.
I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that is the result you are going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me.
Creativity comes from the spiritual realm, the collective consciousness. And the mind is in a different realm than the molecules of the brain. The brain is a receiver, not a source.
That receiver was as wide open as Annabel Chong.
I try to get in people’s heads. My job is to get the ball, so if I’m talking trash to an O-lineman or quarterback or receiver, and they start thinking about me, that’s good, because they aren’t thinking about the game anymore.
I think that’s when a good receiver becomes a great receiver. If you know what’s going on with the defense, you play faster. If you don’t know what’s going on, your timing will be off and you’re not going to make plays.
If I could coach LeBron James for one year, I could make him an All-Pro wide receiver.
I kinda wanted to play receiver more.
I didn’t run the ball very much in college. I sat out most of the time and played a little slot receiver, a little tight end, a little fullback but that’s pretty much about it.
I pray that Jimmy Graham passes as a wide receiver. Because at the end of the day, if he passes as a wide receiver, that’s better for the rest of the tight ends. He will have opened up a door, a pathway for the rest of the group.
I’m not trying to be the highest-paid receiver in the National Football League. I’ve never received that, and that’s not ever going to happen. So I’m fine with what I have, I make good money, and I’m happy about it.
Figure out where you are on the field. If you’re past 15 or so yards, the ball is going down the field. When you’re in great position, you’re able to control the receiver.
What I do in long jump and track and field, it definitely correlates with what I do as a receiver. With being fast and being explosive and putting my foot down. It’s the same mechanics that I use in football and track.
Football linemen are motivated by a more complicated, self-determining series of factors than the simple fear of humiliation in the public gaze, which is the emotion that galvanizes the backs and receivers.
I’m a confident guy. But it’s surreal to hear my name called in the same breath as Randy Moss, my favorite receiver. That’s the cool thing about having some success.
The wide receiver position is such a complex position.
Dez Bryant isn’t Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Russell Wilson. Dez Bryant is a typical, me-first NFL receiver diva, cut from the same cloth as Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson, Randy Moss and Keyshawn Johnson, sprinkled with a heavy dash of Pacman Jones.
When I was a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, I lost in Super Bowl XI. It was a crushing defeat. Now I don’t even think about it. It doesn’t even come to mind. Had we won, maybe it would’ve been in my head longer.
Praise is a more ingenious, concealed, and subtle kind of flattery, that satisfies both the giver and the receiver, though by verydifferent ways. The one accepts it as a reward due to his merit; the other gives it that he may be looked upon as a just and discerning person.
You wouldn’t do something for a receiver to catch the ball if the quarterback couldn’t throw it.
I’d be the first to tell you that stats lie and at receiver more than any other position, stats lie.
As a receiver, you want to run through contact. That’s the biggest coaching point that most coaches give them. You’re going to get grabbed and you’re going to get into adverse situations. But if you run through contact and do not confuse the quarterback, more than likely you’re going to get the football.
When I can 10 or 11, my mom was the one out there catching passes for me. She was my prime receiver.
I just wanted to prove that I can play wide receiver at a high level.
There’s not a lot of time to have conversations on the field during the game. That’s where the trust and the practice comes into play, through practice, through off-site throwing sessions; that’s where you build that trust and build that cohesion with a wide receiver.
I think each guy, whether you’re an offensive lineman, receiver, running back, you’re focused on your job.
I think one thing as far as my learning curve and what I’m learning – there is a time to take a sack, and then there is also a time to try to find a way to maybe throw the ball at a receiver’s feet.
We got Jaylen Samuels who’s a tremendous receiver, a talented runner. We got Benny Snell. We know the work that he did at Kentucky. He’s a hard-bodied runner, so all those guys will get touches.
Every guy has different strengths in the NFL. Receivers are different, running backs are different, but they all have that one thing that they do thats special: that thing that keeps them on the roster every year.
I was quitting…As I was taking those steps I was saying, ‘Somebody please stop me.’ Lionel Taylor, our receivers coach, said, ‘Hold up a minute,’ and he sat down in the car and we talked. I don’t know what we talked about but I was glad we talked because I went back. And that’s when it started.
Ask a receiver, can we take his gloves off because he’s catching the ball too well? Nobody is going to be overly happy about that.
I’m really excited to build an experience for the receivers. Many of the senders are also receivers, but we initially built the product really for the sender be able to invite their guests, and we didn’t have really any receiver experience.
In college, my best friends were an offensive lineman, a wide receiver and defensive back. In the pros, when you leave the practice field, players go their separate ways because they are married.
Especially if you’re a good receiver, nobody plays at all-the-way 100 percent.
As a quarterback your job is to drop back and give it to the open receiver, let them run. Obviously, there are times when you get some pressure and you have to make decisions, step up in the pocket and buy time for your receivers and deliver the ball.
Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving, mercy?
Just because you’re drafted, No. 1, doesn’t mean you’re going to make a team and, No. 2, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be around a long time. Especially at receiver, where there are only five and the last two have to play a lot of special teams or they’re gone.
The toughest injury I’ve played with was I tore my planter fascia in my foot. As a receiver, as a skill position, anytime you get your wheels, so to speak, messed up, it’s hard to play like you want to play.
I feel like I’m a fan of film who’s actually in the business, too. So it’d be like saying like, ‘Yeah, I love the NFL,’ and then, ‘Yeah, I’m also a wide receiver.’
There’s a lot to it, but the bottom line as a receiver is to run the right route, get open and make plays.
I didn’t play receiver my whole life. I played running back, and I liked a bunch of running backs coming up, but I never tried to emulate them.
I love competition, but my approach to the game was to never make it personal. It was business. It was what I did, so it didn’t matter who the opposing team was, or who the receiver was. I approached it as business and I never let myself get outside of that.
For every giver there must be a receiver, and for every receiver there must be a giver.
So long as we are receivers of mercy, we must be givers of thanks.
You will be faced, now, with pain of a magnitude that none of us here can comprehend because it is beyond our experience. The Receiver himself was not able to describe it, only to remind us that you would be faced with it, that you would need immense courage.
My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe
In my view, the best gift is one that benefits both the receiver and the planet.
If the quarterback throws the ball in the endzone and the wide receiver catches it, it’s a touchdown.
I’m a white wide receiver and that’s revolutionary.
You add a good receiver and that will take pressure off your quarterback.
Cathode-ray tubes are the most important items in a television receiver.
John Logie Baird
There is no being eloquent for atheism. In that exhausted receiver the mind cannot use its wings, – the clearest proof that it is out of its element.
To me, when you got a 20-year-old running back or 21-year-old receiver that’s just coming out of college and you’re out working these guys, age really don’t matter. So it’s easy for me to see what it is. People say it’s all about age, but to me, it’s mind over matter.
Acting was a lot like football. When you’re a DB and you’re one on one with a receiver, you’re going to dance. It’s go-time in front of 100,000 people and everybody watching on TV. That’s exactly how it is when a director says ‘Action!’ It’s the same adrenaline rush, the same training process. I love it.
You need to understand the receiver and the offense you’re facing that week. Know his tendencies and what routes he runs out of what formations. This will help you understand the concepts of what the receiver is going to give you on a given play, and make you that much better defending him.
I played a lot of football when I was younger. I’m a good receiver, actually.
If you want someone to pay you – the highest paid receiver in the history of the game – damn act like it.
I felt, you know, coming from Philadelphia, the image they put out of me, I think I had three years to go out there and prove to everybody that no, he’s not that type of guy. He’s a team guy. He loves to obviously get the ball – what receiver do you know, or do you want, on your team that don’t want to get the ball?
I want to go down as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, receiver of my era.
The receivers are an integral part of the passing game.
Being able to block as a receiver, that was something I tried to make a point to the other receivers at Stanford, that you have to take that to a huge level of importance.
I didn’t always know, but I always wanted to. I always wanted to be the very best receiver the Cowboys ever had. That was my goal coming in as a rookie and my goal throughout my career: being the best they ever had, going up in the Ring of Honor.
I feel like I am the best receiver in the league.
God seems to have left the receiver off the hook and time is running out.
I wanted to finish my career as a Steeler. I felt I just fit the mold as far as a blue-collar guy. I may not be the flashiest, most flamboyant wide receiver out there. But I get the job done for my team.
I played a little football when I was really young, but I didn’t start until my junior year. My cousin, who was a big influence in my athletic career over time, said you should go out for receiver. I said let’s give it a shot. I went out and played a little and caught a couple balls over a couple dudes heads.
For the spread and endurance of an idea the originator is dependent on the self-development of the receivers and transmitters.
I was honored to spend time with the President on an issue that is clearly important to him. I was also impressed by his wide receiver skills.
Dez Bryant isn’t a quarterback. He’s not a leader. He’s a talented, high-maintenance wide receiver.
There will always be hard times. Use adversity to fuel your fire. In high school, I wanted to play quarterback but couldn’t until I was a senior. I played wide receiver instead, and this ultimately helped me because I learned more about the game.
We are better givers than getters, not because we are generous people, but because we are proud, arrogant people. The Christmas story-the one according to Luke, not Dickens-is not about how blessed it is to be givers but about how essential it is to see ourselves as receivers.
I played quarterback, safety and receiver.
Questions are like gifts – it’s the thought behind them that the receiver really feels. We have to know the receiver to give the right gift and to ask the right question. Generic gifts and questions are all right, but personal gifts and questions feel better.
I feel like whatever team drafts me I’d fit into because they’re going to get the best receiver in the draft. Regardless of if they really need a receiver early or not, the way I’m going to come in and work, they’re going to get the guy they hoped they drafted and be excited about it.
Every receiver should feel that he’s the best. It’s all about confidence.
Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.
We know about the Detroit offense with Calvin Johnson, the best receiver in the game. If this defense continues to play at this pace, they may have something to say about the NFC North.
In a perfect world, every receiver you put out there is a threat to be able to get over the top.
Going from reporter to anchor is like going from wide receiver to quarterback. As anchor, you’re running the plays and having the feel of the show – and knowing when to be more upbeat or slow down.
The thing with diva receivers is, they’re productive. It’s not like they’re the third-string receiver who catches 40 balls for 612 yards a year.
James was truly an unknown quantity. He was really, physically drained in the spring and he got dinged in the fall. We brought him along slowly, but he has a great future. He’s a natural receiver.
Terry Hoeppner
In certain systems, receivers are just an X receiver or a Z receiver, and they just have to learn this route on this play.
I want to be the best with the ball in my hands as a receiver – or as a player, period. And I think when I get the ball, my game changes. I don’t know what it is, I just shift gears.
The best way ideally to stop a wide receiver in the driver‘s seat is to get a jam on him and slow up their timing. But it just so happens that’s literally my strongest tool in my bag. I just bank on me being faster and a little bit more technical than whoever it is that I’m playing.
Le’Veon Bell, as we have seen through the years when healthy, is such a dynamic player not just out of the backfield, but as a receiver.
Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.
I would love to play for Leonard Hamilton and follow in the footsteps of my father at Florida State, where he played wide receiver and after a great career as a Seminole was drafted into the NFL.
I’m a physical receiver, yet I can run and move like someone who is 5-8 or 5-9.
Why not pick up the new full-length motion picture at the corner drugstore and then run it through one’s
home TV receiver?
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Europe cannot be only the receiver of strategic decisions of others, that is China or the U.S.A. We have to be strong ourselves to shape the global rules.
I like using one QB. If we have two that are relatively equal, then we can’t afford to have one on the bench. They need to be on the field at running back, receiver or defensive back. I’m not going to waste an athlete on the sidelines.
Nature is good, but intellect is better, as the law-giver is before the law-receiver.
I love when people think I’m not a good receiver.
There is a creative act involved by the receiver as well as by the sender and that makes for innovation. Both sides are equally important.
Kirk Varnedoe
Jimmy Graham over in New Orleans started a whole new type of position almost to where he was trying to get paid like a wide receiver. He was split out more than 50 percent of the time.
I think I’m the best receiver in the NFL. I do.