Bill Parcells Quotes

117 Bill Parcells quotes:

"He's maturing. This is a tough transition this kid is making from a down defensive linemen in college to an outside linebacker in this type of defense in the pros. It's a physical transition and it's a mental transition."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: College Quotes
"I do have much more confidence in Andre than I've had at any time then I've been here, ... His performance this summer was certainly has been superior than it was at any time."
"We played 56 minutes and 51 seconds worth of pretty bad football, ... Hey, I feel fortunate. That's all I can tell you. I think we're lucky to win."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Football Quotes
"Yeah, he's a football-playing dude, that guy. He really is. He's just one of those guys that after awhile, you just have to get them in the game because something is going to happen."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Football Quotes
"Both of those games [with Washington] could have gone either way last year, ... and I'm expecting the same this year."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Games Quotes
"I just hate sloppy play, and we were fortunate to win. I don't know whether they deserved to win any more than us, but we certainly did a lot to hurt our chances."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"All I know is that he was well thought of there, ... Coach Vermeil and I have been friends a long time. Coach Vermeil would not tell me anything that wasn't true, even in a competitive situation. He likes the player very much."
"Now listen, you can't write those code words I was using out there, understand? That's strategy. I don't mind you writing about practice, but don't give away anything. I saw you out there."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"I don't really know what the player can do yet, ... We're trying to find that out. Also we're trying to integrate him into the system. ... We'll see how that plays out."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"He's a good player, that kid. I'm sure he was trying to put a little pressure on his team to respond positively."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"When you get a guy out of high school, you never know what you're going to get. I thought he was a bright guy and he learned quickly. I gave him a lot of different jobs when he was with me and I think that really helped him move ahead. He coached the backs, the tight ends, the receivers -- he did a lot of different jobs and he did them well."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: School Quotes
"[Parcells said he challenged the players before the game, saying it was their responsibility to take what they have learned from the coaches in meetings and apply it onto the field.] I told them, ... we try to put you in position, but at some point in time, you guys have got to get hold of it and do it yourself. I told them that if you are ever going to be any good, a coach has to be able to turn the game over to you... today is the day when you guys need to do that."
"Don't worry about it. It's just a bunch of guys with an odd-shaped ball."
"Success is never final, but failure can be."
"He's a grown man. He's much different than being a 20-year-old out of college. He has four children now and his maturity has come a long way. I'm able to communicate with him on a much different level."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Children Quotes
"I think this it's frustrating for everybody -- him, me, the trainers, the doctors. Everybody. The tests we have done recently here, it's hard to figure exactly where it is. But you have to talk to the player. You have to ask him. I don't think he doesn't want to contribute."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"I feel pretty fortunate to win that. Our defense played well for pretty much the whole game. We had a little mental error in the last 20 seconds. But offensively, we were just sloppy. You don't get to win many of those, with those kind of mistakes. So I would consider ourselves fortunate today."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Defense Quotes
"Everyone needs to have a reliable kicker in the NFL, ... The games are too close. You just have to have one."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Games Quotes
"Actually, our percentage of field goals isn't terrible. It's not the worst, but recently it's been poor. I couldn't live with what's going on. That last weekend was enough to send everybody over the edge, including the players."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Goals Quotes
"I'm not trying to be funny, but I was just telling him he's a lot crankier than when I first had him, ... He's starting to sound like me. He just gets more upset with himself quicker."
Author: Parcells Quotes Category: Funny Quotes

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