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Bill Belichick Quotes: Wisdom From the Tight Lipped Coach

Daniel Morrison04/19/22
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Bill Belichick is known for a few different things. He’s a football genius, who can exploit the rules when necessary. He coaches the game methodically, winning at an almost unheard of rate. After all, Bill Belichick has won eight Super Bowls as a head coach or defensive coordinator. His six wins and nine appearances as a head coach are both records, as well as Belichick’s 31 playoff wins. That means that Bill Belichick has won 14% of all Super Bowls. Meanwhile, he’s coached in nearly 20% of all Super Bowls.

That success is unmatched by any other NFL coach. Now, it seems the last thing for Bill Belichick to do is catch Don Shula in total wins. Through a long and successful career, the great Bill Belichick has produced great quotes, despite his clear disdain for the media. Here are a few of them:

10 Best Quotes From Bill Belichick

  1. “There’s no quarterback I’d rather have than Tom Brady. He’s the best.”
  2. “Mental toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it’s not the best thing for you.”
  3. “To live in the past is to die in the present.”
  4. “You have to go with the person who you have the most confidence in, the most consistent. And if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, but I’m going down with that person.”
  5. “The less versatile you are, the better you have to be at what you do well.”
  6. “I think that’s what competitors do: they compete, regardless of the score or situation.”
  7. “We can always look back and second-guess things that were or weren’t done, but I’d say really the most important thing for us is to look at future decisions and try to make the best ones that we can.”
  8. “There are a lot of things that affect what happens on the field that occur off the field.”
  9. “I think we always try to do what’s best for the football team, and that’s a combination of long-term and short-term.”
  10. “Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.”

Inspirational Quotes From Belichick

  • “This won’t be good enough. It wasn’t good enough today. It won’t be good enough against anybody else, either.”
  • “Every single player matters. Every single player can change the course of the game.”
  • “Do your job.”

Leadership Quotes From Bill Belichick

  • “There have been times when I’ve put too much responsibility on people…They might have been the most talented, or the people you hoped would do the right or best thing, and they didn’t come through.”
  • “There are no shortcuts to building a team each season. You build the foundation brick by brick.”
  • “I think the coach’s duty is to avoid complicating matters.”
  • “It’s not all about talent. It’s about dependability, consistency, and being able to improve.”
  • “I think your team evolves every year. The more you know about it, the better you can coach it.”

Funny Quotes From Belichick

  • “I don’t Twitter, I don’t MyFace, I don’t Yearbook.”
  • “The only thing I can cheer for in Philadelphia is the national anthem.”
  • “Don’t out-dumb yourself now.”
  • “Knowing you have a good backup long snapper allows you to sleep good at night.”

Team Attitude Quotes From Bill Belichick

  • “We’re onto Cincinnati.”
  • “If you like football, and you like to come in and work on football, then the New England Patriots is a great place to be. If you don’t, if it’s a job, if you’d rather be doing something else, honestly you’d be better off with another team.”
  • “What we can control is our performance and our execution, and that’s what we’re going to focus on.”
  • “We’ll worry about next week next week.”

Success Quotes From Belichick

  • “If you work hard and you’re coachable, and you understand what you need to do, you can improve.”
  • “There’s no medals for trying. This isn’t like eighth grade where everybody gets a trophy. We are in a professional sport, and it is competitive to win. That’s what we do.”
  • “You get the job done or you don’t.”
  • “I believe to have a championship team you want to have a championship team in every area, whether that’s your starting quarterback, your strength coach, your medical staff, your area scouts, whatever it happens to be. We’re trying to work at a championship level of performance in every one of those areas.”
  • “If you sit back & spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past, you’re going to come up short next time.”