Even when you're successful, even when you win the game, about an hour after the game, you have a litany of things that you now deal with that are problematic... So the times that you are happy are minute compared to the time that you're dealing with problems.
I just try to do the best job I possibly can - put the blinders on, go to work and be the best you can possibly be. Once you have done everything that you possibly can - you've put forth your greatest effort - then I can live with whatever's next.
No matter how much you've won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls, you're not winning now, so you stink.
When I was coaching with the Patriots, the players pulled a practical joke and I said, 'Do you think I'm Charlie the Tuna, like a sucker?' After that, they called me Tuna.
When I was a young coach, there were people like Chuck Noll, Chuck Knox and Tom Landry who were there for me.
I think confrontation is healthy, because it clears the air very quickly.
God's been good to me, He really has. I don't know why he picked me out... Just think about it: I virtually coached in my hometown. From the middle of the Meadowlands field, it can't be but a couple of miles. I was lucky to do that.
I just coach the way I was coached when I was young, in my formative years. I grew up under demanding people, that demanded things from you, expected you to toe the mark.
I spent a lot of time with my teams, especially in the East Coast teams, talking about dealing with the elements a lot of time, and a lot of instruction about field position and those kind of things. I like that variable.
I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones.
If you got anything to you at all as an athlete and a competitor, you don't care what the circumstances are. You still got competition.
Nowadays, if you are afraid of confrontation, you are not going to do very well.
I grew up under demanding people, that demanded things from you, expected you to toe the mark.
The media dwells mostly on negativity.
There are two things in New York, euphoria and disaster.
I don't have to make examples out of players to establish my own place. I don't feel like I have to.
I have a lot of great friends in football. The game was great to me. And I've been able to do other things in television and enjoy that, meeting those people.
If you're sensitive, you will have a hard time with me.
The only players I hurt with my words are the ones who have an inflated opinion of their ability. I can't worry about that.
Look, coaching is about human interaction and trying to know your players. Any coach would tell you that. I'm no different.