Steve Young quotes

  • The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
    -- Steve Young

    #Change #Self #Principles

  • My goal--and this is kind of my own little secret--but when I get married, just to head out and finish football and, and, and be a missionary around the world. Places where Steve Young--not that it's big really that many places--but places where they have no idea about football.
    -- Steve Young

    #Football #Ideas #Goal

  • When you're an elite athlete, it's a very special moment in time and you don't want it to end.
    -- Steve Young

    #Athlete #Nfl #Special

  • Fundamentally, if the league is going to have a no-tolerance policy for domestic abuse, if we're going to be a global organization that's going to have this as a perspective, we've got to back it up. We can't be backed into it with a video with more coming out. We've got to take an affirmative stance about it.
    -- Steve Young

    #Organization #League #Perspective

  • I always felt like hanging around the pocket was trouble, but the truth is, the great players take the beatings in the pocket and expose themselves -- and that is the real risk.
    -- Steve Young

    #Real #Player #Risk

  • In medieval times, artists had patrons that supported them and this is a similar thing, ... We're basically saying, 'Wouldn't you like to be a part of this'
    -- Steve Young

    #Artist #Medieval #Medieval Times

  • A running quarterback, to me, is safer. Because, once I got out [of the pocket], I didn?t run where there were a lot of people. I ran where there was nobody.
    -- Steve Young

    #Running #People #Pockets

  • My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.
    -- Steve Young

    #Fathers Day #Dad #Responsibility

  • First of all, I wish everyone who loved football could stand in the quarterback's shoes just for a play, because I think it would be tremendously humbling to anyone who loved the game to say, "I didn't -- I had no idea." You can think about what it would be like, and the cameras are getting better at giving that perspective, that one that the skycam comes down and you get a sense of it, but you just -- you don't know.
    -- Steve Young

    #Football #Thinking #Games

  • When you play quarterback in San Francisco, not much goes under the radar.
    -- Steve Young

    #San Francisco #Play #Quarterback

  • Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that's the truth in people's minds.
    -- Steve Young

    #Reality #People #Perception

  • The principle is competing against yourself.
    -- Steve Young

    #Motivational #Principles #Competing

  • Brett Favre plays for championships. That's the only reason he puts up with all of this stuff. He's going to start to figure out, if it's true, that the Packers are not going to be competing for championships. The moment that comes into his heart - oh my gosh, the Packers are not going to be able to make it - that's the day he retires. It won't take much once he realizes that's where the Packers are going.
    -- Steve Young

    #Heart #Play #Able

  • I give NFL quarterbacks a lot of leeway for a couple of years,
    -- Steve Young

    #Couple #Years #Nfl

  • The end is here, and you don't want be here. You are the best in the world at something, and you know you are not going to be that great at anything else.
    -- Steve Young

    #Want #World #Ends

  • The wins and losses are over for Rice, the football player, who leaves with 38 NFL records. He was the easiest guy in the world to throw the football to, ... You always knew where he was headed.
    -- Steve Young

    #Football #Loss #Winning

  • There are a lot of guys kind of on the bubble that can either be that sort who turn into journeyman kind of guys that will find a new spot or guys that can make a claim to be in one place for a long time. You can name a lot of names this year, an unusual number. And I think that most of them will be OK.
    -- Steve Young

    #Thinking #Years #Names

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