quote by Bud Grant

A good football coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback - but not necessarily in that order.

— Bud Grant

Seductive Quarterback quotations

People ask me who he reminds me of. The way he's playing, I'd say he doesn't remind me of anybody. I've never seen anybody - running back, quarterback, wide receiver - make the plays that Vince Young made today.

If you're willing to put yourself and your dreams on the line, at the very least you'll discover an inner strength you may not have known existed.

I can't compare quarterbacks as apples and oranges in my mind because everybody's in a different system.

Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.

I have two secret weapons -- my legs, my arms and my brain.

My height doesn't define my skill set.

To be a great quarterback, you have to have great leadership, great attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature - and I try to bring that on a daily basis.

Every quarterback can throw a ball; every running back can run; every receiver is fast; but that mental toughness that you talk about translates into competitiveness.

The quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard

When I see guys huddling up after the game, to pray, that’s what scares me about the game. I’m a Baptist, but I’m also a quarterback killer, and I ain’t praying with you. But I will give you 30 seconds to ask your Lord and master to keep me from killing you.

Aaron Rodgers, starting quarterback - that just has a good ring to it.

If I was going to play offense, I'd love to play running back.

In high school I played quarterback and wide receiver, but I wouldn't mind running over some folks.

Winning means being unafraid to lose.

A good catcher is the quarterback, the carburetor, the lead dog, the pulse taker, the traffic cop and sometimes a lot of unprintable things, but no team gets very far without one.

What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence.

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.

The quarterback is an extension of the coach and has a certain type of swagger mentality, on and off the field.

You know, quarterbacks, I think greatness in quarterbacks is taking what you've got, whether it's a great team, a good team, or a struggling team and make them better.

The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team.

When you think of the former high school football star, you think 6-foot-2, white, meathead as the model for that kind of character. Since I'm not 6-foot-2 or white, I just thought about what I could bring to it. I thought about Smash Williams from 'Friday Night Lights,' like the cocky quarterback, and played around with that.

When I played football, basketball and baseball, I was always a starter.

I played baseball as the number three or number four hitter. Playing baseball, I was the third baseman or pitcher. Football, I was the quarterback. I was always versatile. It came to me naturally. It was always easy.

I wanna kiss you. I couldn't care less about the team struggling. What we know is we can improve. Chad Pennington, our quarterback, missed the first part of the season, and we struggled. We're looking to next season. We're looking to make a noise now, and I wanna kiss you!

There are a very few consistent, common threads among the most successful NFL quarterbacks. Most of them are intangibles, which you can't measure with a physical test. You need leadership ability, competitiveness, drive, and will. You need focus, poise, and charisma.

My job is to play quarterback, and I'm going to do that the best way I know how, because I owe that to my teammates regardless of who is out there on the field with me.

If you ask any great player or great quarterback, there's a certain inner confidence that you're as good as anybody. But you can't say who is the absolute best. To be considered is special in itself.

I'm excited about the opportunity to get out there and show not only what I can do but, more importantly, what this team can do with me in there.

The only way I’d ever recruit a white quarterback to play for me is if his mom and daddy would both have to be black, and that’s the only way I would do it.

As a quarterback, you try to manage the game.

It's not just throwing the ball. You have to manage the running game and getting out of bad situations and there are a lot of things to it. That's what I'm trying to do.

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.

I try to be a smart quarterback. I'm not the fastest or the best athlete, but if I can know what the defense is doing and stick to my job and what needs to be done I can make the plays needed to move the ball and score.

The quarterback is the leader of the team and the quarterback is the one that has the ball in his hands every single play.

If the quarterback throws the ball in the endzone and the wide receiver catches it, it's a touchdown.

I look for a quarterback who can run and not a running back who can throw.

I want a quarterback who can beat you with his arm. We are not a Tim Tebow type of quarterback team. I am not going to run my quarterback 20 times on power runs.

I realize that as the quarterback, you have to assume some sort of leadership role because you have to talk in the huddle on every play, and you're essentially giving out orders to the team. But in my mind, I have to prove myself on the field before I can start asserting a leadership role.

Recognize winners. They come in all forms.

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