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Sure, the home-field is an advantage – but so is having a lot of talent.
– Dan Marino
As a team, you need to come from behind every once in awhile just to do it. Good for the attitude. It makes it exciting. And when everybody knows you have to throw it… that makes it fun too.
If you ask any great player or great quarterback, there’s a certain inner confidence that you’re as good as anybody. But you can’t say who is the absolute best. To be considered is special in itself.
I think I have a passion for playing the game. I love to play, and I want to play at a high level. You have to do the right things in order to continue at that level.
We’re not running the ball again until we get ahead. Shula was calling the plays, but I told them, ‘I don’t care what he calls. We’re throwing every pass from now until we get the lead.’ To Shula’s credit, he always gave me that option.
I just try to be myself, whatever that is. I don’t think about how I’ll be remembered. I just want to be consistent over a long period of time. That’s what the great players do.
I’ve been a Dolphin for 17 years, and I’ll be a Dolphin for the rest of my life. That will never change.
I want to know what it’s like to play in a Super Bowl and win one. My career will be great without it. But, personally, selfishly, I want to know what it feels like.
Sometimes, I wish we were all amateurs again. I’d play for nothing. Ab-so-lute-ly free. But that’s not the system.
I think it’s more and more important to spend time with your children, because it seems to be harder and harder for them to succeed as their parents have succeeded.
I think I’m going to be around awhile.
I have always said that I want to finish my career with the Dolphins and this put me closer to that goal. I have been fortunate to break many personal records, but my overiding goal is to win a Super Bowl here in Miami.
I look at it this way. I’m not putting age limits on what I can do. As long as I can do the job to help the team win and feel like I’m playing at a high level, which I feel I can do for a long while, I’m going to play no matter what my age is.
Obviously I’m not 21 anymore, but I think I can still throw with anybody.
You can do more, you can always do more.
I think positive. I always think we’re going to score. Two minutes is a lot of time if you have timeouts and you’re throwing every down. You have to make the right decisions. I’ve always had great receivers, which helps. It’s not just me doing it.
You need to feel that the game is important to you. Lose that feeling and you lose your edge. There’s no faking that kind of emotion. You can’t invent the feeling. It’s got to be natural, real.
My parents would always say, ‘It doesnt’ matter if it’s a guy picking up the garbage or the President of the United States, treat everybody as you would want to be treated.
There is no defense against a perfect pass. I can throw the perfect pass.
I’m getting married because I’m in love with a girl and want to spend my life with her. You can’t live your life doing what other people want you to or you’ll be miserable. At some point you just have to be yourself.
I try to play my game and that’s being emotional because I’m that kind of guy.
We were talking about how old quarterbacks can’t throw before 10 am… Practice starts too early for us. Wake me up in the middle of the night and I can throw. I can throw anytime.
We’ve been blessed with four beautiful children. Michael, he doesn’t have much of a problem anymore. He is high functional, probably because of early intervention.
My father always taught me to appreciate what you’re fortunate to have and give back to those who need it. No part of our society is more important than the children, especially the ones who need our help.
I don’t need to be motivated by anybody. Never have.
It’s real nice and exciting for me to break the records, but it’s more exciting for me to be on a winning team.