If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
If you're not gonna go all the way, why go at all?
After I hurt the knee, football wasn't nearly as much fun. I was limited. But you make do with what you have. I adjusted some. I was lucky to play as long as I did, with the different kinds of injuries I got. I played with two severed hamstring muscles in my leg late in my career. I could barely run, other than to drop back to pass.
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
I was focused on athletics, outdoors, sports.
I can't compare family to athletics.
I don't think that I've ever been a backup.
I think I could have become an outstanding professional baseball player, but I don't think I could have reached the heights that I have in football - being one of the very top players in the game, being a world champion.
I was lucky enough when it came to sports and work ethic to be taught some basics that continue to be important.
I have no idea what my batting average was in high school, but I know it wasn't below .450, and that's pretty good hitting where I come from.
I don't like going out on a date unless I know the broad a little bit beforehand. By the way, 'broad' to me is not a detrimental term for women; it's simply another word for female. Anyway, I don't really go out a whole lot, because there aren't many girls I like to take out and spend a whole evening with - at least not an evening in public.
After my first knee operation, in January of '65 before I went to the Jets, Dr. James Nicholas told me everything went well and that I could probably play four years in the NFL. The surgery was trailblazing to a certain extent.
I think there's always going to be a problem dealing with firearms, with knives. It's the animal we are that cause the problems.
As a football coach, everything in your life comes after your football schedule. I just could not make that commitment.
The name of the game is 'kill the quarterback.' Every football team tries to knock the guy out of the game that's handling the ball.
I don't care what a man is as long as he treats me right. He can be a gambler, a hustler, someone everybody else thinks is obnoxious, I don't care so long as he's straight with me and our dealings are fair.
Most of my recognition comes from us winning that championship. The words may not come out - 'Super Bowl III' - because a lot of the folks at the grocery store, gas station or mall weren't even born when we won the Super Bowl. But they're aware of it. It has had a tremendous impact on my life since then.
You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser.
I've been some through some things medically. I've seen some things on my brain. But I've had some treatment - and I've improved.