Words matter. These are the best Mike Webster Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
If I’m not performing on the field, if I’m not doing what’s expected of me, what I say or attempt to get across to anyone else has no credence.
You don’t go into a season saying you’re going to play this many more years, you take it one season at a time, one game at a time, one practice at a time.
My biggest competition is myself and my two natures.
I’ve been blessed in a lot of ways.
I didn’t start playing football on a team until 11th grade. I only got to go out then because the coach brought me home from practice.
I was pretty darn lucky to be selected by the Steelers. A round earlier or later in the draft and I might have been with a team that didn’t make it to the Super Bowl.
I can’t help it if I like cold weather. It’s the hot weather I can’t stand.
We use the free weights because there is a balance factor involved. It’s not just a stationary exercise. It’s balance as well as strength, plus you go through the full range of motion with bulk weight.
I’m not a big man and never was. I came in at about 243 pounds and I played at times up to 260 so there was nothing I could have done to match the size of the defensive tackles.
Coach Noll is quite demanding all the time. He expects a lot from both his players and assistant coaches because that is the only way he knows how to get the job done.
Friends don’t always agree on things. I think you can disagree without being venomous about it. You don’t stop being friends just because you disagree.
Playing with a man over me in a 34 type defense really doesn’t change what I have to do. You still have to play aggressive football and execute. No matter what the front, I think strength gives me a little edge.
The only chance I have to be successful is if I’m in better condition than the other guy.
I don’t think age has as much to do with how long you play as conditioning.
The only thing that matters is performance. That’s the bottom line. You’re part of the team. It doesn’t matter if you’re in your first year or your 41st.
I have always felt that my issues are my issues.
The main function of strength for a lineman is usually to move somebody.
Coach Noll insists upon his players having a positive attitude toward the game and, looking back, I really believe that his philosophy in this area helped mold the Steelers into being the team of the 1970s.
You can’t play scared. You have to play with confidence.
I always finished everything I ever started, every game.
You get nostalgic and you’ll get knocked on your butt.
There’s only one way to get strong. You work at it.
Hitting the sled is something a lineman can do to get ready for the season. A running back can’t practice, carrying the ball by himself but a lineman can work on his blocking.
I’m about 255, but I’d weigh under 220 if I weren’t in football. In the hot summer, I feel the extra weight is taxing on my respiratory system. I don’t mind it in the winter.
We lived on a potato farm my dad and three boys. My parents parted when I was young. My mother and sisters lived nearby, but not with us.
In football, strength can only succeed when mixed with agility, balance, speed and intelligence about what’s going on around you. But, without strength, I wouldn’t be here.
You don’t try to make the Pro Bowl every year, you just try to do things to help your team win.
Throughout life, a positive attitude is important because without it one has a more difficult time achieving any measure of success, whether it be in school, athletics or the working world.
I believe if you can’t play at a championship level, it’s time to stop playing.
Every year you play you get more motivated.