65 John Madden Quotes On Success In Life

John Earl Madden is an American former football coach and sportscaster. He won a Super Bowl as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, and after retiring from coaching became a well-known color commentator for NFL telecasts. In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. He is also widely known for the long-running Madden NFL video game series he has endorsed and fronted since 1988. This John Madden quotes will motivate you.

Best John Madden Quotes

  1. “At the end of the game the team with the most points on the board is going to win.” ~ John Madden
  2. “The defense should be expecting a run or a pass here.” ~ John Madden
  3. “Well, when you’re playing good football, it’s good football and if you don’t have good football, then you’re not really playing good football.” ~ John Madden
  4. “Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon.” ~ John Madden
  5. “I always used to tell my players that we are here to win! And you know what, Al? When you don’t win, you lose.” ~ John Madden
  6. “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.” ~ John Madden

  7. “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” ~ John Madden
  8. “You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.” ~ John Madden
  9. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” ~ John Madden
  10. “If the quarterback throws the ball in the endzone and the wide receiver catches it, it’s a touchdown.” ~ John Madden
  11. “They’ll score if they can just get into the endzone.” ~ John Madden
  12. “Here’s a guy who can use his arms and legs at the same time.” ~ John Madden

  13. “The best way to gain more yards is advance the ball down the field from the line of scrimmage.” ~ John Madden
  14. “Here’s a guy who when he runs, he moves faster.” ~ John Madden
  15. “If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker.” ~ John Madden
  16. “The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.” ~ John Madden
  17. “He would have scored a touchdown if he hadn’t been tackled right there.” ~ John Madden
  18. “Mark Brunell usually likes to soak his balls before a rainy game.” ~ John Madden

  19. “Usually, the team that turns the ball over less will hold on to the ball more” ~ John Madden
  20. “You can’t win a game if you don’t score any points.” ~ John Madden
  21. “You know, there’s a rule in sports, “Don’t do anything great if you can’t handle the congratulations.”” ~ John Madden
  22. “In Oakland, Al Davis was a genius. We had Ron Wolff there, too, and he was a genius. There was no room for me to be a genius.” ~ John Madden
  23. “Give something that wasn’t expected.” ~ John Madden

  24. “Coaches have to watch for what they don’t want to see and listen to what they don’t want to hear.” ~ John Madden
  25. “Boom, boom, foom, poom! He just ran right at ’em!” ~ John Madden
  26. “I’ve never eaten just a few bites of things I liked in my life.” ~ John Madden
  27. “If you see a defense team with dirt and mud on their backs they’ve had a bad day.” ~ John Madden
  28. “When you have great players, playing great, well that’s great football!” ~ John Madden
  29. “I’ve always said winning’s the great deodorant, and conversely, when you have a bad record – everything stinks – and everything starts to unravel, and everything falls apart.” ~ John Madden
  30. “He got up looking out of his earhole!” ~ John Madden

  31. “In order for this team to win the game, the quarterback has to throw the ball.” ~ John Madden
  32. “If you think about it, I’ve never held a job in my life. I went from being an NFL player to a coach to a broadcaster. I haven’t worked a day in my life.” ~ John Madden Quotes
  33. “As I look back now on my coaching career, I think of my family, I think of the days that we spent together. I say this to coaches everywhere: If you ever have a chance to take your kids with you, take them. Don’t miss that opportunity. Because when it’s all over and done with, when you look back, those are going to be your fondest memories.” ~ John Madden
  34. “Some yards is better than none yards?” ~ John Madden

  35. “If someone remembers me as a coach, they still call me ‘Coach,’ but if they know me for the video game, they just call me ‘Madden.'” ~ John Madden
  36. “Whenever you talk about a Mike Shanahan offense, you’re always going to be talking about his offense.” ~ John Madden
  37. “When its raining the field gets wet, then all of a sudden everyones running slower” ~ John Madden
  38. “The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.” ~ John Madden
  39. “See, well ya see, the thing is, he should have caught that ball. But the ball is bigger than his hands.” ~ John Madden
  40. “From the waist down, Earl Campbell has the biggest legs I have ever seen on a running back.” ~ John Madden
  41. “Playing in this nice weather really makes me remember all the times I got stung by a bee.” ~ John Madden

  42. “The greatest gap in sports is between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl. The winner has confetti, parades, rings, the whole thing. The loser puts his head down and goes to his house.” ~ John Madden
  43. “Knowing his coach likes him is more important to a player than anything else.” ~ John Madden
  44. “I wasn’t saying that in a sense that I didn’t plan on scoring any goals. This won’t happen again. It would be nice if it did, but it’s reality.” ~ John Madden
  45. “Winning is a great deodorant.” ~ John Madden
  46. “I think comparisons are odious.” ~ John Madden

  47. “There is a difference in being in shape and being in football shape. Any one can out on the field and run around , but once you start getting hit and have to get up then you find out the difference between being in shape and football shape.” ~ John Madden
  48. “To me, discipline in football occurs on the field, not off it.” ~ John Madden
  49. “There was a hidden narrative I felt we could get into, It’s about an accessible world. Family and relationships are accessible subjects.” ~ John Madden
  50. “He might want to watch where he lands when tackling that guy, because he could really hurt his hand if it gets stepped on.” ~ John Madden
  51. “That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.” ~ John Madden
  52. “When your arm gets hit, the ball is not going to go where you want it to.” ~ John Madden

  53. “If you lose your best cornerback and punter, I’d say that’s a double loss.” ~ John Madden
  54. “Every time I go to the theater, there’s something about the atmosphere, seeing something unfold live in front of an audience, that you can’t get out of your system.” ~ John Madden
  55. “There’s a lot of letters in Ladanian Tomlinson” ~ John Madden
  56. “Discipline in football occurs on the field, not off it. Discipline is knowing what you’re supposed to do and doing it as best you can.” ~ John Madden
  57. “It’s a big deal. ABC and MNF are a big part of NFL history, and it’s going to end with the Super Bowl (on ABC). You can’t say you’re not looking forward to it .” ~ John Madden
  58. “I would have all my offensive linemen wrestle if I could.” ~ John Madden

  59. “Real frontier-busting math explores new worlds . . . . If you can communicate that experience, somewhere between math and uncertainty, life experience provides the balance.” ~ John Madden
  60. “Nothing jazzes me up like football. I’ve acquired more passion of the years, not less. Not to love it wouldn’t make sense.” ~ John Madden
  61. “I’d like to work with kids in special education – younger kids.” ~ John Madden
  62. “I’m sure that had I not been a coach, I would have been some form of a teacher.” ~ John Madden
  63. “I get a certain feeling when I go to Lambeau field in Green Bay. Soldier field in Chicago is special to me. Those are the places that I really like. The stadiums.” ~ John Madden
  64. “In all the years that I’ve been in football – I went directly from coaching to broadcasting – I never really had a lot of experience watching it.” ~ John Madden
  65. “The best feeling is watching a real football game, because the games they show in the movies aren’t real.” ~ John Madden

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