25 Total Quotes

Marv Levy Quotes

We were going to draft Lorenzo White in 1988. Somebody else took him so we had to draft some guy named Thurman Thomas instead.
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#Draft

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning.
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#American Coach Quotes #Animals

Ability without character will lose. The Bills are going to be a team of high character. That stamp I will push very hard. I hope we can convey that to our fans and project something very special to the rest of the nation.
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#Ability

My enthusiasm is unbounded. It's not just to get back into the mainstream of the football world, but to do it with the Buffalo Bills, for whom I have such a longtime affection.
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#Enthusiasm

The past is history, the future is a mystery, today is a gift. I'm an 80-year-old rookie. I will rely heavily on people in the organization.
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#Future

It takes more that just a great coach or a great quarterback or a great anything. It takes the whole package. They still are a distance away from that.
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#Coach

We were looking for three qualities in our coach. First, he had to be a good teacher. He needed to be able to work well within the organization. He has to because he can't do it alone, and he had to have the respect of the players, and Dick has that.
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#Coach

We weren't selecting an offensive coach or a defensive coach or a kicking teams coach for that matter. We were selecting the best head coach, the man who was going to direct it and put it all together.
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#Coach

I think all teams are involved, to a degree, in making some painful decisions.
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#Decisions

I had bigger things to worry about; I had to figure out a way to stop [former Dolphins quarterback Dan] Marino.
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#Worry

The age factor means nothing to me. I'm old enough to know my limitations and I'm young enough to exceed them.
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#American Coach Quotes #Age And Aging

I'm an 80-year-old rookie. And looking forward to it with boundless enthusiasm.
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#Enthusiasm

I was 61 years of age and it sounded too old, so I lied and said I was 58. Maybe as I matured, I realized that your age isn't what's important, but your actions.
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#Age And Aging

Way back when I was hired in 1986, I was 61 years of age. It sounded too old, so I lied and said I was 58. Finally I cleared that up. Maybe as I matured I realized (age) wasn't a factor. It's what you can do that counts.
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#Age And Aging

I've been on top of the game for the past few years and I'm enthusiastic about this, and confident, not complacent.
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#Past

They never really did have an impact quarterback, among other people. His last year there, OK, they come back up to 7-9. When he had most of the pieces there, it was a 13-3 season.
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#People

We want to win immediately. To say you're building is an incomplete sentence. ... You're building for a future coach and general manager.
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#Future

The combine has become more expansive than when I was last coached [1997]. It still serves a great purpose. It's the first chance as coaches and general managers we have to see these players. Our scouting staff has been following them for a couple of years and know every little detail about them. Now you can see the human element. They're not just commodities now.
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#Purpose

Our intention remains to keep Eric as a part of our team.
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#Intention

When you say you're building for the future, that's an incomplete sentence. You're building for the future coach and general manager, is what you're doing.
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#Future

Now we're not looking at going in to wheel and deal on the trade market, but we're sure not going to close it off.
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#Trade

He has to be a good teacher. He has to work well with everyone in the organization. And he has to be a straight shooter with his players and, as hard as it is, with the media.
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#Work

I want to say unequivocally that I am here to serve as the general manager/football operations.
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#Football