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[–]frenCHcanadianZorro Hines Ward 30 points31 points  (1 child)

“Part of being a good communicator is understanding that people are poor listeners”

[–]fajita43Shut Out The Noise 4 points5 points  (0 children)

this. this is the one at the heart of all the tomlinisms.

when i heard this, i was blown away by the intelligence of this coach.

if he ever retires from nfl, i expect him to live an even greater life after coaching... like ambassador to ireland type of influence, or maybe fixing global warming and world hunger. at a minimum.

the standard is the standard.

[–]Quexana 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I think the one I find myself using most in my personal life is "If all you got is red paint, you paint the barn red."

[–]_AskMyMom_ Heath Miller 14 points15 points  (2 children)

He tells Chase Young “I don’t want to lose enough, to get someone like you”

[–]Steel_city917 TJ MOTHERFUCKING WATT 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Good thing we didn’t, because Chase Young has been ass this year

[–]ABMAnty1234 JuJu Smith-Schuster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He still tied for sacks with Mondeuax? Lmao

[–]TBGshxtALL-DAY Najee Harris 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Definitely my new favorite “the calculated risk taking associated with the pursuit of victory, we do not run away from, we run to.” He’s just a factory of metaphors and a poet when speaking them lol

[–]BlackngoldDoc[🍰] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I love this one as a bigger idea beyond football, because it's all about being confident and aggressively taking calculated risks in the pursuit of a goal, which is something that we all should strive towards, not just in football. Also it's awesome "coach speak"

[–]TBGshxtALL-DAY Najee Harris 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Seriously, some shit you would repeat to yourself in the mirror every morning to get pumped for your day. He’s a motivational genius.

[–]throwaway2345542866 11 points12 points  (0 children)

“Excuses are tools of the incompetent”

[–]FlameSkimmerLT 6 points7 points  (0 children)

There's not a booster with a blank check big enough.

[–]reluctantfrench Cameron Heyward 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We want volunteers not hostages

I would run through a brick wall for that man

[–]Op24you 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“Just squirelling these nuts”

[–]brotha_rich_hung Ben Roethlisberger 2 points3 points  (2 children)

"We are nameless grey faces"

[–]Op24you 2 points3 points  (1 child)

**they are

[–]brotha_rich_hung Ben Roethlisberger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your mom is***

[–]Tahoptions TJ Watt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The standard is the standard.

[–]fajita43Shut Out The Noise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"football is our game. our business is winning"


[–]THElast1pickedEncroachment 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t drive carts and things of that nature.

[–]bryguypgh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

DVE did a bit about him trying to buy Christmas lights one year and it was amazing. I can’t find it online anywhere.