It's about being the very best you can be. Nothing else matters as long as you're working and striving to be your best. Always compete. It's truly that simple. Find the way to do your best. Compete in everything you do.— Pete Carroll
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Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out.
Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.
Stay hungry, remain humble and get better today.
It isn't about the words you say. It's about the energetic message you send.
People make mistakes all the time. We learn and grow. If theres patience and love, and you care for people, you can work them through it, and they can find their greatest heights.
Winning Forever is not about the final score;
it's about competing and striving to be the best. If you are in this pursuit, then you're already winning.
That’s the interesting thing about the philosophy — to accomplish the grand, you have to focus on the small. To exist in the eternal perspective, you have to live in the moment.
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I'm talking about: Are we competing today, every minute, in everything we do in practice. Are we letting loose and daring to be great here and now? And can we sustain that? And repeat it. Trophies are great, but we're trying to win forever.
Think of your favorite teacher you ever had in school: the one who made it the most fun to go to class. They surprise you. They keep you guessing. They keep you coming back, wanting to know whats going to happen next.
You do what you have to do to compete, and that takes you to places where you are in a relentless state to find an edge and compete. That mentality keeps you on and on point. The how is following the drive, being resourceful and creative.
We're not going to do anything different for this game since we're not treating this game any different than another game. Every game is a championship game for us, so we'll treat this one, the last one and the next one exactly the same. And that goes for our practices leading up to it as well.
Relentless pursuit to find a competitive edge.
Russell Wilson has got a tremendous competitive mindset and it stems from the confidence that he feels based on the preparation that he puts in.
One of my favorite guys was Ronnie Lott.
I had and have such tremendous respect for him that when I finally got a chance to coach him, I couldn't get enough of uncovering and understanding what made him tick and what made him be who he was.
I just realized how bad it is when you're not in charge and you're a head coach.
I would say that we have to explore and find ways to make our game a better game and take care of our players in whatever way possible. Regardless of what other stigmas might be involved, we have to do this because the world of medicine is doing this.
He has to be a great teacher. You have to have the right stuff and in the right proportions, and you have to convey that to the coaches, and then to the players.
I love Larry Bird, but I don't agree with him.
I love him and respect everything about him. I learned a long time ago, and I've made this statement: Coaches don't lose their expertise and ability to make the calls.
At the highest level in the NFL, the pass game is as complex as you can imagine.
If you want to be great, do it. There’s nothing holding you back. It’s all in your control.
I’ve learned that possibly the greatest detractor from high performance is fear: fear that you are not prepared, fear that you are in over your head, fear that you are not worthy, and ultimately, fear of failure. If you can eliminate that fear—not through arrogance or just wishing difficulties away, but through hard work and preparation—you will put yourself in an incredibly powerful position to take on the challenges you face.
I always think something good is about to happen.
I can't ask the offense to score slower.
I think the stress of having to continue to fight the fight day in and day out, whatever it is, that which keeps you driving. You can get to a place where you no longer want to do that.
Regardless of what other stigmas may be involved, I think we have to do this because the world of medicine is trying to do the exact same thing and figure it out and they're coming to some conclusions.
I'm telling you what I'm telling you.
I will go wherever I have to go, listen to whoever I have to listen to. Whether it's a player or it's a coach. Whether it's a corporate leader, a political leader or it's the guy sitting on the corner. It doesn't matter to me; I'm on, I'll go wherever.
If you create a vision for yourself, and stick with it, you can make amazing things happen in your life.
There's nobody playing better than J.R. Sweezy
Recruiting is the lifeblood of any program, so you can't put anything above that, ... But it wouldn't matter who you had here if you didn't have the right mental attitude and work ethic. You need all those elements to come together to do something like we are doing.
The only competition that matters is the one that takes place within yourself.
I think that drive to fight the fight day in and day out, I think that can go away. You can lose that. As long as you continue to be consumed and overwhelmed with the desire to get better and find another way and keep competing to figure out what you can do to help make this guy be better than he was a day ago, as long as that's there, I don't agree.
My dad was a great competitor in his own way.
He would never let us win at anything, and we had to work our tails off to beat him.
The thing that always strikes me is how much power one person has.
Everybody has so much power to help and to change if they just exercise it and get after it.
We've lost a lot of coaches around here, but the philosophy and the approach, the standards we have set and the expectations we have maintained have always been upheld from one year to the next.I attribute that to the great character of the players and the willingness of the coaches to not get influenced and get off-message and to get out of the way.
I just don’t feel like you can have enough speed pass rushers on your club.
I read a lot of different stuff, but I keep being open to inspiration.
Each nanosecond of history branches off into an infinite amount of parallel universes.
Of course we want to win every game, but winning forever is more about realizing your potential and making yourself as good as you can be. Realizing that is a tremendous accomplishment, whether it's in football or in life.
Troy Polamalu was a fascinating player, and that made him.
Every year, something happens, and it turns me in a direction about where I need to go and what I need to do to give these guys direction.
The how-to is all about day in, day out finding a way to feed the monster, the drive that lives inside.
I wanted to find out if we went to the NFL and really took care of guys, really cared about each and every individual, what would happen?
If you want to win forever, you've got to ALWAYS COMPETE.
I had no plan for that year but it wound up being one of the most important years of my football coaching career. It hit me along the way that I needed to really get at the heart of what's really true to myself. And then I was able to mold it and shape it in the years at SC to become the approach and the concept and the culture that we try to create here at Seattle.
It’s simple, really: Be great right now so that you can be great later on.
You're either competing or you're not.
I am an example of a person who got zeroed into a philosophy early.
It's about us getting ready to play. It's not about the other team. We'll beat ourselves before they beat us. That's always our approach.
The open side Defensive End has to be one of your best football players.
Size does not matter as much. We want an athletic player who can move around.