Good NFL coaches are like fathers, bosses, and babysitters all rolled into one. These are men who know a thing or two about life and leadership, and the lessons they pass on to their players don’t lose their utility away from the football field. Here, we've compiled 20 of the wisest, most timeless quotes from some of the NFL's greatest coaching minds.


Best Nuggets Of Wisdom From NFL Coaches

Vince Lombardi
 

Vince Lombardi

Green Bay Packers (1959-67), Washington Redskins (1969)
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Mike Ditka
 

Mike Ditka

Chicago Bears (1982–92), New Orleans Saints (1997–99)
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Tom Landry
 

Tom Landry

Dallas Cowboys (1960-88)
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John Madden
 

John Madden

Oakland Raiders (1969-78)
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Bum Phillips
 

Bum Phillips

Houston Oilers (1975-80), New Orleans Saints (1981-85)
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Bill Parcells
 

Bill Parcells

New York Giants (1983–90), New England Patriots (1993–96), New York Jets (1997–99), Dallas Cowboys (2003–06)
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Herm Edwards
 

Herm Edwards

New York Jets (2001-05), Kansas City Chiefs (2006-08)

Bill Walsh
 

Bill Walsh

San Francisco 49ers (1979-88)

Marv Levy
 

Marv Levy

Kansas City Chiefs (1978-82), Buffalo Bills (1986-97)

Jimmy Johnson
 

Jimmy Johnson

Dallas Cowboys (1989-93), Miami Dolphins (1996-99)

Don Shula
 

Don Shula

Baltimore Colts (1963–69), Miami Dolphins (1970–95)

Bill Cowher
 

Bill Cowher

Pittsburgh Steelers (1992-2006)

Bill Belichick
 

Bill Belichick

New England Patriots (2000-Present), Cleveland Browns (1991-95)

Joe Gibbs
 

Joe Gibbs

Washington Redskins (1981–92, 2004-07)

Chuck Noll
 

Chuck Noll

Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-91)

George Halas
 

George Halas

Chicago Bears (1933-42, 1946-55, 1958-67)

Brian Billick
 

Brian Billick

Baltimore Ravens (1999-2007)

George Allen
 

George Allen

Los Angeles Rams (1957, 1966-70), Chicago Bears (1958-65), Washington Redskins (1971-77)

Paul Brown
 

Paul Brown

Cleveland Browns (1950-62), Cincinnati Bengals (1968-75)

Hank Stram
 

Hank Stram

Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs (1960-74), New Orleans Saints (1976-77)

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