I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones.
Every coach comes to a point and looks at a veteran player ... Where is he in this world? Where are we going to be six months from now? Where will we be one year from now? If the veteran player is definitely superior and gives you a better chance to win, that's when the real conflict comes. If you think a month from now or six weeks from now or eight weeks from now this young player is going to be better than the veteran, then you have to bite the bullet.
BILL PARCELLS, Ventura County Star, Aug. 20, 2006
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.
Sometimes when everybody's feeding you the cheese it's hard not to eat it.
BILL PARCELLS, press conference, Jan. 2, 2007
You can only really yell at the players you trust.
I have always felt like you really don't have a genuine confidence unless you demonstrate the ability to do something. You can talk about it, but you have to demonstrate it.
BILL PARCELLS, San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 23, 2006
Creatures of similar plumages habitually congregate in places of closest proximity.
BILL PARCELLS, press conference, Aug. 3, 2006
When you don't know that you don't know, it's a lot different than when you do know that you don't know.
Knowledge is confidence. And confidence lets you play fast.
My entire life has been spent thinking about this game. That's pretty narrow . . . I don't view myself as a person who's well-versed in very many subjects. I'm not proud of that.
It’s a very easy thing to say, ‘Go get a backup quarterback.’ Now tell me where to get them. You just can’t dial them up.
All the backs in the history of this game are the same when there isn't any hole to run through.
Some guys are just very, very interested in their sport and their predecessors. I know I was a guy like that when I was a young coach. I wanted to know about George Halas, I wanted to know about Jim Lee Howell, guys you don't even know. I wanted to know what they were like. So I read whatever I could get my hands on.
BILL PARCELLS, press conference, Nov. 29, 2006
All you have to do is play better than the other guy and things go well. If you don't play better than the other players then somebody takes your place. Now a lot of guys, in this day and time with the transient nature of the sport, as soon as the competition gets too good, they want out.