Top Quotes by Mike McCarthy

Preseason football is hard to evaluate. It’s never going to be clean for the quarterbacks. You have to overcome the ugly plays and be productive. It’s a component of leadership that is necessary. The guys that make it in the league survive that.

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The reality is, if you’re going to have a defeat on the road, Week 1 is probably the best time to have it.

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The team that gets to play to their plan is usually the team that has the most success.

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It goes back to my childhood. I never expected not to win. It’s about winning. Winning’s fun.

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The domestic violence policy has been given to our players. My personal view is there’s no place in our society for it. I think, especially with the emphasis and education that’s out there now, let’s hope better light will be shined on this area.

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Throwaways are OK. When a quarterback throws the ball away in our system, that’s a plus. That’s a plus decision. That’s the way I’ve always graded it.

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I think success is the biggest challenge you have to handle in the National Football League; that’s something we talk about a lot.

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I worked at a place that followed a system where the quarterback was taught to take the sack rather than force the throw. That’s kind of an old-school theory, but it has existed in this game.

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Really, I learned a long time ago that in the National Football League, paper doesn’t mean anything. Football teams are created on the football field.

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Big plays are such a huge factor in the outcome of games. It is so difficult to go the distance on a defense.

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I understand how success is judged and calculated in the coaching profession. That’s really all I care about. You go about this business a certain way. Everybody has a certain style and opportunities that are presented to them during your career. When it’s over, I’ll be judged by that. I care more about the people I work with.

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