44 Total Quotes

Tim Ruskell Quotes

We lost the game, so I don't have a great impression of the game. The teams were playing hard. As far as historically where it ranks, I don't know.
Tim Ruskell
#Game

The ultimate competitor, ultimate team player.
Tim Ruskell
#Competitor

As a scout you have to look at the hands so the guy doesn't come off the field when it's a passing situation.
Tim Ruskell
#Field

Not being together for a long time, that's not good for a defense. The longer you are together as a group, the better you are going to be. We can't fake that. That's just going to take time. How long, I don't know. But I know this, they are working hard at getting everybody on the same page and not making mistakes. That's how you get that started.
Tim Ruskell
#Defense

He's got to be doing it somehow. If it's not overwhelming size and strength, what is it?
Tim Ruskell
#Strength

It was almost like fate, ... Like it was meant to be.
Tim Ruskell
#Fate

I want the guy to be everything, ... I want him to do the little things. Catching the football. Pass protecting for the quarterback. Being a good receiver out of the backfield because then the defense can't focus on, 'We've got to stop him running.'
Tim Ruskell
#Football

He can run the football,
Tim Ruskell
#Football

No one was too sensitive, and we could say what we needed to say and bounce things off each other,
Tim Ruskell
#Bounce

You can't have a harder situation in your life than what his family went through,
Tim Ruskell
#Family

He's tough as nails. He's one of the toughest human beings I've ever been around and had the pleasure of working with,
Tim Ruskell
#Pleasure

The key ingredient is bringing guys in who have character, to build team chemistry, so that everyone is moving in the same direction, ... The other thing I thought was important was to open up the lines of communication and improve the morale in the building.
Tim Ruskell
#Character

This is fun. The town is excited. That can only be a good thing.
Tim Ruskell
#Fun

There are many ways for guys to lead. Conduct. Toughness. How hard you hit. Different people can be that guy.
Tim Ruskell
#People

You've gotta draft well. You have to bring the right people in.
Tim Ruskell
#People

We're higher than I would like. But with a transition, you're going to get this. People who aren't fitting are not going to be here.
Tim Ruskell
#People

Most people would see that their glasses were broken and do the interview without them. But Tony felt it was important to see who he was talking to, so he kept the glasses on.
Tim Ruskell
#People

I think the nation saw the resilience of this team, the character, the teamwork. We're not a collection of stars. We don't blow you away. We're really better than the sum of our parts. These guys play hard, they fly around, they give you everything they have.
Tim Ruskell
#Character

We knew that his teammates at USC rallied around him. His coach, Pete Carroll, went on and on about his intangibles. He sets the tempo for a defense. He's very confident.
Tim Ruskell
#Coach

I think that's where communication comes in. It's paramount. You have to create an environment where people and ideas are heard. We had that in Tampa, when Tony Dungy was there. I've seen it a few other places. When I was on the road, I always thought, 'If I ever get a [general manager's] job, that's how I want things to be.' There's a lot of ego in this league, and so it doesn't always work that way, but you always want to try to be working for the good of the organization. You know, 'How do we get better?' You want people around you who don't have [individual] agendas.
Tim Ruskell
#Communication

(The Panthers) weren't ready for some of that stuff, which threw them off. And that's how you win big games. Mike's called it great all year long; he's quite a game manager, and he's been a joy to watch this season.
Tim Ruskell
#Games

I don't believe that. He just hasn't gotten any opportunities. He's still got that after-the-catch ability.
Tim Ruskell
#Ability

The people who step across the line and get the job done deserve the credit. They enjoy playing with each other, they have each other's back, and they've really bought into the team concept. You drive down a road and see a road crew, two of them are working and the rest are leaning on their shovels? I lean on a shovel.
Tim Ruskell
#People

We've been a really efficient team of late, and Mike touched on that in the locker room. That (performance) was uncharacteristic of this team.
Tim Ruskell
#Performance

The stats said it all. We were 26th in the league [in total defense] and it had been that way for a while here. We knew we had to do something; we knew that somehow we had to pull things back together.
Tim Ruskell
#Defense

We'll talk again. I know their people real well. They're going to stay in touch and we'll see where it goes.
Tim Ruskell
#People

We've just signed one of the best running backs in the history of the National Football League, basically in essence, to a lifetime deal.
Tim Ruskell
#Football

We have a good football team. This team went to the Super Bowl and we are on a run right now. We are excited about what the future holds _ and a big part of it is this guy sitting to my right.
Tim Ruskell
#Football

I wanted to see the relationship with the running back and how everything fit -- the coaches, Shaun, the team. I'd have to be blind to say that I couldn't see that's going to work pretty well.
Tim Ruskell
#Running

I wanted to see the relationship with the running back and how everything fit - the coaches, Shaun, the team. I'd have to be blind to say that I couldn't see that's going to work pretty well.
Tim Ruskell
#Running