25 Inspirational Jimmy Johnson Quotes

25 Inspirational Jimmy Johnson Quotes

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William Johnson is an American football telecaster and previous player, mentor, and leader. He filled in as the head football trainer at Oklahoma State University from 1979 to 1983 and the University of Miami from 1984 to 1988.

Inspirational Jimmy Johnson Quotes:

 

1. “I own motorized bar stools.” Jimmy Johnson

2. “Football is such a team sport, so no one individual does it. No one coach or no one assistant coach or no one player, it’s a great team sport, so I don’t get carried away with a bunch of accolades.” Jimmy Johnson

3. “I lived in Wisconsin for a while, so I keep my eyes on the Packers. I grew up in San Diego, so there’s the Chargers, but outside of that, I’m really kind of lame because I don’t have a specific team I pull for.” Jimmy Johnson

4. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Jimmy Johnson


5. “Defensively they actually have picked it up a little up, I think they have made some improvement defensively. But offensively, you just can’t turn the ball over as they have. You turn the ball over with a struggling team and you have a loss there.” Jimmy Johnson

6. “Military leaders aren’t made. They are born. To be a good leader, you have to have something in your character to cause people to follow you.” Jimmy Johnson

7. “The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn’t care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time.” Jimmy Johnson

8. “I think as far as any kind of pressure on a football team or on an individual in professional sports really depends not only on that individual but the leadership they have on the team and the leadership they have on the coaching staff. A lot of times, they can divert some of those pressures off of the individual and off of the team.” Jimmy Johnson

9. “Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” Jimmy Johnson


10. “I can’t confirm any rumours. I’m happy doing what I’m doing. I have no interest in going back to coaching.” Jimmy Johnson

11. “I swam in high school.” Jimmy Johnson

12. “I’ve met a handful of presidents, from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton to George Bush to Barack Obama.” Jimmy Johnson

13. “An objective truth and individual reason are feared above all.” Jimmy Johnson

14. “Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don’t tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best.” Jimmy Johnson


15. “But I was always a bit of a gypsy, anyway. I spent five years at Oklahoma State, five years at Miami and moved on after winning the national championship, and five years with the Cowboys. So, I was ready to move on. We won back-to-back Super Bowls, and I felt that I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish.” Jimmy Johnson

16. “I’ve heard all the coaches complaining about the new CBA rules limiting padded practice. I don’t like the reduction to just 15 padded practices during the season. When I coached, we always practiced in pads; and three days a week.” Jimmy Johnson

17. “Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?” Jimmy Johnson

18. “Like I always say, it’s not how many great plays you make; it’s how few bad ones you make. I know fans, and even some losing coaches, are enamoured with long pass completions or the great run plays, but that doesn’t offset the interception or the fumble.” Jimmy Johnson

19. “I grew up racing off-road trucks. They were on road courses with jumps. I made a name for myself in that style of racing.” Jimmy Johnson


20. “And the main thing was that I wanted to live in south Florida. That’s why I left the Cowboys; to live in south Florida.” Jimmy Johnson

21. “Two to three years down the road, other companies not on a model like Dell’s will be in trouble.” Jimmy Johnson

22. “I’ve always wanted to get involved in designing a video game.” Jimmy Johnson

23. “I’ve always looked for my affirmation through my peers, the people I race against, and within my team.” Jimmy Johnson

24. “I lift weights four times a week, usually run five days a week.” Jimmy Johnson


25. “I really enjoy the football season.” Jimmy Johnson


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