47 Total Quotes

Troy Vincent Quotes

The champions are in our division, and until you knock the champion out and put them on the floor, they're still the champion. Three of the last four Super Bowl winners have come from this particular division. No question this is the toughest division in football.
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#Champion

But that happens constantly, and then you get into a game and there are a thousand things going on and you have to make split-second decisions.
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#American Athlete Quotes

You're talking about a football fight versus a fight for the seat on the bus. There's no comparison. People were dying in the era where you were fighting for rights, fighting for a voice. But I do think his enthusiasm, the fire in his heart, was homegrown.
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#Football

We did it together. Not one individual carried this team.
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#American Athlete Quotes

Injuries are part of the game, but sometimes we can avoid them by just practicing our techniques.
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#American Athlete Quotes

These kids are the future of the National Football League. They're the next generation that will be playing high school football, NCAA football, and some even to the pros.
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#American Athlete Quotes #Football

Coaches aren't concentrating enough of the technical part of this game and that could lead to injuries.
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#American Athlete Quotes

It is a violent sport that we choose as men, and that we as parents allow our children to play.
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#American Athlete Quotes #Children

There's no reason why I shouldn't. In 2005, I want to be the best safety in the game.
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#Reason

That's not a pretty sight, because you never know the extent of the injuries. The trainers don't tell you anything. The referees are telling you to get back. You've got your teammate down there, your best friend, and he's not moving. So those are unfortunate situations. ... That very easily could be myself on the other side of the field.
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#Best Friends #Teammates

You're talking about a guy who just doesn't do it from week to week. He gets the job done every day of the week. I hear people talk about this person or that person being the best safety in the league after they've had one or two good years, but Dawkins has been more consistent at that position than anybody.
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#Job

When one of the NFL's superstars goes down, it can devastate your football team.
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#Football Team #NFL

It is a concern, and it's not just the NFL that's getting bigger, America is getting bigger, ... We have an opportunity in our sport to protect those men because it's not just affecting you while you play, the true effects happen when you're retired. The guy who isn't out there participating in physical activity, burning calories, he's just going to be bigger, and we've seen it.
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#NFL

I love the stadium we have here, ... I love the atmosphere. But you look at all the skyboxes and the luxury seating and the amenities at the newer stadiums in big markets and you can see where the disparity comes from.
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#Atmosphere

If we get to that uncapped year, ... guess where those franchise values are going to go? The arrow will be pointing straight down. You need a salary cap to keep the franchise values up.
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#Franchise

We didn't play good, sound fundamental football. Jerry (Gray, the defensive coordinator) threw everything that was in our game plan, and obviously we didn't make plays. We have to be held accountable as players and make some plays.
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#Game Plan

It's about teaching life skills and easing the transition after graduation. Not all athletes are going pro-in fact, very few are, ... But even being a professional athlete doesn't define you as a person ... It doesn't define who you are as a male or female, athlete or non-athlete at the collegiate level or in the real world.
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#Graduation #Transition

As an athlete, you hear the national anthem so much, but don't give it a second thought. Your mind is on the game. High school, college, the NFL ... it had become routine. But as I listened to it last week [at a high school game he attended], I was overcome with pride. Pride to be an American. In the midst of all this, it felt good.
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#Pride #Athlete #NFL

It is a concern, and it's not just the NFL that's getting bigger, America is getting bigger. We have an opportunity in our sport to protect those men because it's not just affecting you while you play, the true effects happen when you're retired. The guy who isn't out there participating in physical activity, burning calories, he's just going to be bigger, and we've seen it.
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#NFL

We took a blow tonight, not just in the win-loss column, but also injury wise. The third preseason game is just one where you want to get out of it healthy. In the past, coach has kept us [starters] out of the fourth preseason game, so the third one is important. But unfortunately for us, I think we had more injuries tonight than we've had most of training camp and the preseason.
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#Training Camp #Coach

I don't have a selfish bone in my body. I understand that moving on is part of the nature of this business. My assignment was up in Philadelphia. I did exactly what I was supposed to do there. It's not bittersweet at all. I feel exactly the same way I have for my 13 years in the NFL. You don't like watching two other teams going to the Super Bowl. But I'm overjoyed for them.
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#NFL #Super Bowl