Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.
I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach.
The superior man blames himself. The inferior man blames others.
The one thing that I know is that you win with good people.
The thing we found out was, when you get to a Super Bowl, both teams are treated the same, talked about in glowing terms. But when the game is over, only the team that won matters.
I don't know any other way to lead but by example.
I never felt I knew it all. I always felt there's something new to learn, something new to do.
Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
Anybody that's a Dolphins fan feels they're headed in the right direction.
You know it's only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance.
Losing a Super Bowl destroys all the good things that happened to get you there.
You take on what's right in front of you. You want to do the best you can with the opportunities that you have.
One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.
I can't control the criticism. It's something you certainly don't appreciate, but by the same token, everybody is entitled to their opinion.
And this year is going to be the 25th anniversary of the 17-0 team, the only undefeated season.
Because, they're only thinking about one team when that game's over. Before the game, they're talking about two football teams. When the game's over, there's only one winner.
What I learned from that loss, and also another loss that I'm going to talk about later, was that when you're there, it's not good enough to be there, when you're there, you better walk away with that ring.
And I coached against Mike when he was an assistant with the Bears and they won that football game.
I can't remember missing a practice because of illness.
And then to end up with a total of 347 wins, averaging 10 regular season wins for 33 years and the best winning percentage, and I'm very proud of this, of any professional team from 1970 to 1996.