quote by Dante Hall

Defensive and offensive lineman control the game and true sports fans know that.

— Dante Hall

Most Powerful Lineman quotations

Football linemen are motivated by a more complicated, self-determining series of factors than the simple fear of humiliation in the public gaze, which is the emotion that galvanizes the backs and receivers.

To have that kind of ovation, that happens very seldom for a lineman.

The only qualifications for a lineman are to be big and dumb.

To be a back, you only have to be dumb.

Offensive linemen are like salt. Nobody ever remembers the brand they buy.

I would have all my offensive linemen wrestle if I could.

When you hang with a bunch of 300-pound linemen, you tend to find the places that are the greasiest and serve the most food.

Tight end is one of the hardest positions to play in football.

It's right up there with quarterback and cornerback. You have to have the skills of a wide receiver and the strength of an offensive lineman, and it's not easy to balance those two.

You continue to build and work on new things, and continue to beat offensive linemen, week in and week out.

I really like to play inside. I really like being able to go one-on-one with an offensive lineman every play. At defensive end, you're more running up the field and containing more than you are just against an offensive lineman.

I see more now. As far as concepts, I know where teammates are going, linemen are going. I can read defensive fronts. I can read the body language of linebackers. I study film to see who's a bull rusher and who's a finesse rusher. I think I've learned.

Now that I'm retired, I want to say that all defensive linemen are sissies.

Ray Lewis knifed through those offensive linemen like a sucker-punch switchblade slicing between the ribs of some inebriated trash-talking punk outside a sports bar.

Every great team that I've been on, the offensive linemen was the bell cows of the whole team.

I feel like as a linebacker or a D-lineman, any cut, it's a man sport -- be a man, hit me up high, Hit like rams. You don't see a ram going and cutting another ram's legs. They hit head to head, pad to pad.

You take all the offensive linemen and put them in a burlap bag, and then you take a baseball bat and beat on the bag. You’re sacking them. You’re bagging them. And that’s what you’re doing with a quarterback.

maybe a certain amount of narcissism is as essential to an actress as muscles are to a football lineman.

I think some people just don't know that much about comedy.

It would be like a person who didn't know anything about football thinking all offensive linemen are the same.

I didn't say what I said to be controversial just because most people are picking the Patriots to win. I consider myself a pretty good judge of talent when it comes to defensive linemen and the Panthers' biggest strength is their defensive line. You win the battle of the trenches and that goes a long way to winning the game.

If I could start with anybody, I would initially draft Tom Brady.

Then I would go get Ray Lewis, and then maybe an offensive lineman, or somebody like Adrian Peterson.

These diva wide receivers want to go to the bathroom.

As a defensive lineman, we didn't go to the bathroom.

I was a defensive lineman coming out of high school who was considered amongst the top maybe the top six guys, top five guys, and wanted to prove to my team that I was going to be a top guy going into college.

I don't want to be one of those players that is just a first, second or third down player. I want to be a four-down player, able to play in the ground and dirt with the linemen, but also able to play in space.

I feel like I've helped create a new standard of hustle for defensive linemen.

I like to compare the two to a quarterback and a lineman.

Being a brakeman is very physical and success is mostly determined by how fast you can push a sled for about 30 meters. Your position is won or lost by the hundredths of seconds you are faster than another individual. It's like the lineman who is there mostly for their athleticism and physicality. The driver, like the quarterback, possesses a unique skill that takes a lot longer to learn.

I am a lineman for the county.

I can tell Tajh Boyd is scared back there.

He ain't no sitting duck, but you can see in his eyes that he's scared of our D-linemen. We know that coming into the game that we have him shook already. We get a couple hits on him and it changes the whole game. He's scared every time we play them. I know he's probably listening to this right now, but I'm just telling the truth, man.