50+ Bill Belichick Quotes On Leadership, Teamwork & Game

William Stephen Belichick  is American football coach  who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He is one of the most renowned coaches in the world of football and is respected as such by his peers, players and fellow men.

In 2019, he is serving in his 45th season as a coach at National football league. Also, he is the head coach in his 20th season for the New England Patriots. Belichick was hired in 2000 by Robert Kraft.

Following are popular Bill Belichick quotes and sayings with images. We’ve compiled a list of top 50 Belichick quotes on leadership, teamwork, game and more.

Inspiring Bill Belichick Quotes And Sayings

“On a team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”

“There is an old saying about the strength of the wolf is the pack, and I think there is a lot of truth to that. On a football team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.”

“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.”

“Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it’s not the best thing for you.”

“Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.”

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“We’ll continue to work hard to do a better job in every area going forward. I don’t know where those little things will come from but we’ll continue to be diligent on them.”

“For a team to accomplish their goal, everybody’s got to give up a little bit of their individuality.”

“To live in the past is to die in the present.”

“There are no shortcuts to building a team each season. You build the foundation brick by brick.”

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“I think that we’ll continue to try to look at ourselves in the mirror and see where we can do a better job, maybe where we can improve the process. But I think the fundamentals of the process will remain the same.”

You get the job done or you don’t.”

“We’re always trying to do a better job on that and that’s what we’ll continue to do.”

“Mental toughness is going out there and doing what’s best for the team – even though everything isn’t going exactly the way you want it to.”

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My personal coaching philosophy, my mentality, has always been to make things as difficult as possible for players in practice, however bad we can make them, I make them.”

“When you get wet, it usually means something good.”

“Whatever success I’ve had it is because I’ve tried to understand the situation of the player. I think the coach’s duty is to avoid complicating matters.”

“Every game is an important game for us. Doesn’t matter what’s the next week – who we play, whether it’s a bye week, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, Columbus Day. We don’t care. We’re just trying to go out there and win a game.”

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“You can play hard. You can play aggressive. You can give 120% but if one guy is out of position then someone is running through the line of scrimmage and he is going to gain a bunch of yards.”

“The less versatile you are, the better you have to be at what you do well.”

“I think a good quarterback or a good linebacker, a good safety, even though you have a lot of bodies moving out there, it slows down for them and they can really see it. Then there are other guys that it’s a lot of guys moving and they don’t see anything. It’s like being at a busy intersection, just cars going everywhere. The guys that can really sort it out, they see the game at a slower pace and can really sort out and decipher all that movement, which is hard. But experience certainly helps that, yes.”

“Do your job.”

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“I’m a football coach. I’m not a doctor… They don’t call plays, I don’t do surgeries. We have a great deal here.”

“I think everyone is a case-by-case basis. Whatever the circumstances are that come with any individual, they exist and you have to make a determination as to what your comfort level is with that person and the characteristics that they bring.

“We have absolutely done as much work as we can on finding out things like that and we’ll try to get all the information that we can as that would apply to any current situation, which I can’t talk about.”

“I told you the one change we would make in the initial start level of the football pressure, but that’s really about it.”

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“I am who I am. In the end, I feel that what I’m accountable for is doing a good job as a football coach.“I think it’s relatively easy to play defense against a team that can only do one thing. Unfortunately, that’s not what we’re talking about here with Seattle.”

“I think a smart guy can learn. Some guys learn – it’s just like all of us – some guys can learn electronics, some of us can’t. Some people can learn something else, some of us can’t. I mean, we’re all wired differently.”

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“I’m trying to coach the team and that’s what I want to do.”

“I’ve learned a lot about the process. I had no idea how the balls got from the officials locker room down on the field and so forth and so on and all of that. That’s not something I have ever thought or concerned myself about [on] game day. I’ve concerned myself with preparing and coaching the team.”

“It’s the business that you guys are in too. We try to get as much information as we can and make the best decisions that we can for the football team.”

“The only thing I can cheer for in Philadelphia is the national anthem.”

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Not all teams use the same tests and certainly those tests are far from being 100 percent as well. It’s part of the process.”

“We never use the condition of the footballs as an excuse. We play with whatever or kick with whatever we have to use and that’s the way it is.”

“I could tell you that in my entire coaching career I have never talked to any player, staff member about football air pressure. That is not a subject that I have ever

The only thing I can cheer for in Philadelphia is the national anthem.

We never use the condition of the football as an excuse. We play with whatever or kick with whatever we have to use and that’s the way it is

Unfortunately, that’s not what we are talking about here with Seattle.

Game management, game decisions, adjustments, seeing things during games- it’s all important.

It’s not all about talent. It’s about dependability, consistency, and being able to improve.

If you work hard and you’re coachable, and you understand what you need to do, you can improve.

What we can control is our performance and our execution, and that’s what we’re going to focus on.

There are 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.

Every single player matters. Every single player can change the course of the game

I love Annapolis. This is home.

I think your team evolves every year. The more you know about it, the better you can coach it.

The more you and the organization can help take care of personal situations, the smoother the ship runs on the football end.

I have plenty of competition in football. I love competition, but I’m not looking to compete in something else.

I don’t Twitter, I don’t MyFace, I don’t Yearbook

I’d rather be at the top of the list than the bottom, let’s put it that way

Don’t out-dumb yourself now

There is nothing more important to a coach than a healthy team

But your whole advantage offensively is to know when the ball is being snapped. Defensively, that’s your one disadvantage.

Just not healthy. I’m sure it was a factor, I don’t think there’s any doubt about it

We know we’re facing different challenges and our team is evolving differently. It’s all just part of it. Whatever you have to deal with, whatever changes there are, then collectively as a team you manage them.