NFL American Football / Gridiron Motivational Quotes

"Some guys need to see things on a grease board, ... I like when you can see it in your mind. And that's what Marvin does, too. He visualizes. He sees things in his mind so well."
Peyton Manning

I visualize things in my mind before I have to do them. It's like having a mental workshop.
Jack Youngblood

I'll tell you, there were only a few games in my career where I was totally oblivious to everything around me, where I was in the zone.
Lawrence Taylor

Fear can be conquered. I became a better person and a better football player when I learned that lesson.
Roger Craig

Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing.
Peyton Manning

Make sure when anyone tackles you he remembers how much it hurts.
Jim Brown

I feel like I'm the best, but you're not going to get me to say that.
Jerry Rice

No, we believed in ourselves all year. That’s the position you want to be in.
Eli Manning

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
Johnny Unitas

The best part of it for me is the idea that this group of young men, who came together and believed in themselves, bought the team concept completely, took the names off the back of the jerseys, checked the egos at the door.
Tom Coughlin

If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.
Bo Jackson

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.
Paul "Bear" Bryant

You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Dan Birdwell

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
Vince Lombardi

The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
John Madden

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
Archie Griffin

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious.
Vince Lombardi

I never really lost a game in my career, sometimes I just ran out of time.
Bobby Layne

Every time you lose you die a little bit. You die inside...a portion of you. Not all of your organs. Maybe just your liver.
George Allen




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Bill Parcells

I've got news for you. We're gonna win the game. I guarantee it.
Joe Namath

If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?
Vince Lombardi

I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.
Jack Tatum

Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Vince Lombardi

Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Vincent Lombardi

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
Joe Namath

I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Lou Holtz

There is a difference in being in shape and being in football shape. Any one can out on the field and run around , but once you start getting hit and have to get up then you find out the difference between being in shape and football shape.
John Madden

No one has ever drowned in sweat.
Lou Holtz

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Vince Lombardi

Every team is beatable, you never know. The right moment, the right time, every team is beatable.
Tom Coughlin

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
Lou Holtz

It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men.
Vince Lombardi

Football is an honest game. It's true to life. It's a game about sharing. Football is a team game. So is life.
Joe Namath

There were probably about five games in my career where everything was moving in slow motion and you could be out there all day, totally in the zone, and you don't even know where you are on the field, everything is just totally blocked out.
Lawrence Taylor

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Vince Lombardi

It's a better view if you're standing up than if you're laying down.
Lou Holtz

All you can do is put your story out there enough times and hope that a couple will understand that no matter what type of athlete you are - there were no athletes better than I was, there was no one who had more going for him than I did, there was no athlete stronger mentally than I was.
Lawrence Taylor

After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are: the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.
Vince Lombardi




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