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Jerome Bettis Quotes

Jerome Bettis
This is good for the team, ... It keeps team morale up. Whenever you get a player of his caliber signed, it shows the commitment the organization has to its players. I think it reinforces a positive message that if you go out there and perform on the field, we'll take care of you. I think that makes a very, very conducive environment for us to go out there and work.
Jerome Bettis
#Caliber

Jerome Bettis
We've played (in Detroit) a couple of times, so that's a benefit for me. Nothing the likes of this type of game, of course. But I don't think there's going to be any more pressure on me.
Jerome Bettis
#Benefit

Jerome Bettis
Detroit, you were incredible. Pittsburgh, here we come. I played this game to win a championship. I'm a champion. I think The Bus ... his last stop is here, in Detroit.
Jerome Bettis
#Champion

Jerome Bettis
Toward the end of the game today, I said we've been hunting these teams, trying to get respect. And now maybe it's a situation where we're going to be hunted. We've got to understand the situation and stay as hungry and keep trying to prove that we're a good football team.
Jerome Bettis
#Hunting

Jerome Bettis
I played this game to win a championship. I?m a champion and I think the last stop is here, in Detroit.
Jerome Bettis
#Champion

Jerome Bettis
That's my job. There was no way I wasn't going to get into the end zone.
Jerome Bettis
#Job

Jerome Bettis
I'm betting between the two of them, they've probably broken a ton of face masks. Their own and those of a bunch of defensive guys.
Jerome Bettis
#Betting

Jerome Bettis
I didn't play football until high school. I bowled until high school. I bowled. Football was a second thought, bowling was my first love.
Jerome Bettis
#Football

Jerome Bettis
We had different circumstances. At 7-5, understanding that every game at that point is going to be a playoff game got us battle-tested, ready for the playoffs, a lot earlier, because we turned it on in the latter part of the season. We were in playoff mode.
Jerome Bettis
#Circumstances

Jerome Bettis
You ask why have the Pittsburgh Steelers been a physical, smash-mouth type of a team for so long. I think it's because the team takes the identity of its head coach. He looks for tough players. He looks for physical players. And he doesn't settle for anything less.
Jerome Bettis
#Ask

Jerome Bettis
I think it's been my work ethic. I've just been a hard worker, a guy that's always trying to be positive and put a positive swing on things sometimes even in the darkest moments. And I think people can relate to that being a blue-collar guy. My game is a blue-collar game. Three yards and a cloud of dust and get up and do it again. That's the way in the Midwest, especially Detroit, which is a very, very blue-collar town. I think people relate to that, as well as Pittsburgh.
Jerome Bettis
#Trying

Jerome Bettis
Wow. Incredible. This is a crowd, I tell you what.
Jerome Bettis
#Crowd

Jerome Bettis
He's the reason this football team has been able to be so consistent through the years. His philosophy and his makeup decide the makeup of this football team, so we're a physical bunch of guys, tough-minded, because he's a real reflection of that. He's been that way since the day I got here, and our teams have been reflective of that since the day I got here. I think he's been the driving force.
Jerome Bettis
#Football

Jerome Bettis
But that's nothing new. We're going to be a running team whether it's Ben or Tommy or Charlie at quarterback. And we'll still throw the football, too.
Jerome Bettis
#Running

Jerome Bettis
I do know that I would have loved to have been in there late in the game, ... Coach and I talked about all the situations that happened in the game and everything that was going on. But it's a conversation I'm going to keep and not talk about.
Jerome Bettis
#Coach

Jerome Bettis
We made some bad decisions and we gave the football away. You can't do that,
Jerome Bettis
#Football

Jerome Bettis
The body doesn't bounce back like it once did, ... The beating has taken its toll, so physically you don't feel as strong as you used to.
Jerome Bettis
#Body

Jerome Bettis
After Ben got hurt, I told Charlie, 'When you give me the ball, look it all the way into my body,' ... 'Just look it into me. I'll do the rest.'
Jerome Bettis
#Hurt

Jerome Bettis
The frustrating part for me was listening to everybody talk about, well should I play,
Jerome Bettis
#Listening

Jerome Bettis
There was a possibility I could have played against New England, but we had a bye week after that, and they wanted to give me another two weeks. It turned out to be the best call.
Jerome Bettis
#England

Jerome Bettis
People count them out every time they play a worthy opponent and they find a way to beat them, and you have to respect that.
Jerome Bettis
#People

Jerome Bettis
We talked, ... We just talked about all the situations that happened in the game and everything that was going on. That's a conversation I'm going to actually keep and not really talk about.
Jerome Bettis
#Game

Jerome Bettis
We knew coming in that if we wanted to control this division, this was the game.
Jerome Bettis
#Control

Jerome Bettis
Maybe they're just laying low. But you'd better believe when Monday night comes they're going to be ready. This is the biggest rivalry in our division, and they'll be ready and we'll be ready.
Jerome Bettis
#Night

Jerome Bettis
Whenever you go into a situation where it could be your last play, there's a sense of desperation. I definitely feel it, and I try to encourage my teammates and lead by example. It doesn't matter how we do it, all that matters is we get it done.
Jerome Bettis
#Desperation

Jerome Bettis
I think the biggest thing was understanding what we are going into. I think not playing in a dome for so many years, it really rattled us. We understood it was going to be loud and you can't do anything about it but play through it.
Jerome Bettis
#Understanding

Jerome Bettis
The script right now, if you took it to Hollywood they'd turn it down, saying it couldn't happen.
Jerome Bettis
#Hollywood

Jerome Bettis
It gives us a lot of optimism because we know that he's here. All of that other stuff is behind us, and it's a shot of adrenaline for him to be here.
Jerome Bettis
#Optimism

Jerome Bettis
I thought it could've been pretty serious because I felt some pain in there, ... But as these days have gone, it's felt progressively better. That's definitely a good sign.
Jerome Bettis
#Pain

Jerome Bettis
You can't have any indecision and say I'm on the closer. If you're going to be here, you've got to be ready to do anything. You can't go on thinking, 'I'm only going to have to carry eight times a game.
Jerome Bettis
#Indecision