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38 Inspirational Joe Greene Quotes (FOOTBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Joe Greene Quotes (BEST)

“I was quitting. As I was taking those steps I was saying, ‘Somebody please stop me.’ Lionel Taylor, our receivers coach, said, ‘Hold up a minute,’ and he sat down in the car and we talked. I don’t know what we talked about but I was glad we talked because I went back. And that’s when it started.”

Joe Greene
Love yourself and realize that whatever you attempt to achieve in life is a direct reflection of you.
Love yourself and realize that whatever you attempt to achieve in life is a direct reflection of you.

“They say that when you’re the champs, everybody will try to beat you. Well, I’m glad we’re champs, so bring ’em on, bring ’em all on. If we die, we ain’t gonna die running. It’s gonna be a fight.”

Joe Greene
When you think of me as a football player, I would like for people to think that I put it on the line every time. Good or bad, win or lose, I put it on the line.
When you think of me as a football player, I would like for people to think that I put it on the line every time. Good or bad, win or lose, I put it on the line.

“Altruism is one of the most fundamentally social impulses, and doing things for others without expecting anything in return is core to what makes us human. This is why, from the day Facebook Platform launched in 2007, Causes has been honored to be one of the most popular applications, with over 140 million users.”

Joe Greene
The zone is a place that you rarely visit. It's not some place you go every week. The zone is sacred ground.
The zone is a place that you rarely visit. It’s not some place you go every week. The zone is sacred ground.
Going after the QB is like playing king of the mountain. When you get the QB, you're on top of the mountain.
Going after the QB is like playing king of the mountain. When you get the QB, you’re on top of the mountain.
I believe in being positive.
I believe in being positive.

“I don’t think about becoming a head coach. I really don’t. I’m not oblivious of people who mention it. When you are in any business, people expect to aspire to the top. I guess everyone is supposed to aspire to being the man at the top of the heap. But I never have.”

Joe Greene
You can go to the bank and borrow money, but you can't go to the bank and borrow a Super Bowl ring. The ring is like a crown.
You can go to the bank and borrow money, but you can’t go to the bank and borrow a Super Bowl ring. The ring is like a crown.

6 Wise Joe Greene Quotes to Live by (WISDOM)

“Remember all of the ‘me too’ social networks built just to have a social feature Facebook and MySpace didn’t have? I built one for political discussion called Essembly. It enabled unique and potentially transformative social interactions, but only 20,000 people ever used it.”

Joe Greene
The Internet has brought democracy to so many other things. It's about time the Internet brought democracy to democracy.
The Internet has brought democracy to so many other things. It’s about time the Internet brought democracy to democracy.
People can care about changing the world. But what gets them to act is pressure and social reward.
People can care about changing the world. But what gets them to act is pressure and social reward.
When you win and you don't have anyone to share it with, why win You have someone to share it with you.
When you win and you don’t have anyone to share it with, why win? You have someone to share it with you.
At 1970 rates of production, Canada's reserves represent 923 years supply for oil and 392 years for gas.
At 1970 rates of production, Canada’s reserves represent 923 years supply for oil and 392 years for gas.
The way to get people civically engaged, not just during the election but throughout the year, is to tap into Facebook and let them do it with their friends.
The way to get people civically engaged, not just during the election but throughout the year, is to tap into Facebook and let them do it with their friends.

7 Joe Greene Quotes that Will Make You Think

“I never had a desire to hurt anybody. I have at certain times had violent urges, but I don’t think I ever have hurt anybody. Tried to a couple times, but I don’t think I have. Yeah, guess I have. In high school. I was dirty then. Kick ’em. I might not’ve hurt ’em, though, they might’ve just been afraid of me.”

Joe Greene
Donald Evans is a favorite person of mine. His worth ethic, his attitude and his dedication really set him apart.
Donald Evans is a favorite person of mine. His worth ethic, his attitude and his dedication really set him apart.
I'm probably the only guy in the country who can say he's worked under Chuck Noll and Don Shula.
I’m probably the only guy in the country who can say he’s worked under Chuck Noll and Don Shula.
I do play football no-holds-barred. Any edge I can get, I'll take. I'd grab a face mask only in a fit of anger. Uncontrolled anger is damn near insane.
I do play football no-holds-barred. Any edge I can get, I’ll take. I’d grab a face mask only in a fit of anger. Uncontrolled anger is damn near insane.

“A black man – I say a black man, we got no corner on the market, but every day in some form or fashion you got to prove you’re a man. But you want to keep the life-and-death situations down. I can get beat. But there’s getting beat and there’s getting stomped.”

Joe Greene
I'm not a theatrics guy who does things for effect. Whatever comes out is what I feel. It just comes out.
I’m not a theatrics guy who does things for effect. Whatever comes out is what I feel. It just comes out.
Above all, there is Mother. She taught me how to love, how to have respect for other people.
Above all, there is Mother. She taught me how to love, how to have respect for other people.

6 Joe Greene Quotes on Playing Football

“The scary thing is that players have a one-upsmanship about money; they sign a contract and they like it until someone signs a bigger one and now they don’t like it. I don’t like that. I don’t begrudge anyone money, but it disrupts the football team.”

Joe Greene
For a football coach, there's nothing that matches the pain of a team not playing up to its capabilities.
For a football coach, there’s nothing that matches the pain of a team not playing up to its capabilities.

“My first season with Pittsburgh was 1969. We were still in the old NFL. My second year, we moved to the AFC when the leagues merged. I went to the Pro Bowl that season, and there must have been nine Raiders and nine Chiefs. I got to know all those guys.”

Joe Greene
In all my years of being with Pittsburgh, I never encountered a player taking a contract dispute into the season and letting that dispute affect the way he played.
In all my years of being with Pittsburgh, I never encountered a player taking a contract dispute into the season and letting that dispute affect the way he played.

“The kind of role I play is like an offensive lineman; doing a good job but not being noticed. I feel sorry for myself sometimes. But as long as the end result is there, I can dig it.”

Joe Greene
If you're talking about nuclear physics, I have to defer to the next guy. But if you're talking about football, I don't have to take a back seat to anyone.
If you’re talking about nuclear physics, I have to defer to the next guy. But if you’re talking about football, I don’t have to take a back seat to anyone.

5 Joe Greene Quotes on the Steelers

“As I and the rest of my Pittsburgh Steelers teammates prepared that week in late December 1974, we knew one thing: The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC went through Oakland. To achieve your dreams as a team, you had to slay the Oakland Raiders. They were the barometer of what it took to be a championship team.”

Joe Greene
The Steelers have influenced everything I've done as an adult.
The Steelers have influenced everything I’ve done as an adult.
I was depressed. I was just depressed. I did not want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler because I knew of the record.
I was depressed. I was just depressed. I did not want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler because I knew of the record.

Winning the Super Bowl was obviously a great one, but the joy I felt of going to the Super Bowl, it was what I felt about the Pittsburgh Steelers and where we came from, the history of us to that point.”

Joe Greene
I came to the Steelers after four years of high school and four years of college, and now I look on my stay here as 13 years of postgraduate work; I think I'm ready for the world.
I came to the Steelers after four years of high school and four years of college, and now I look on my stay here as 13 years of postgraduate work; I think I’m ready for the world.

2 Joe Greene Quotes About the Super Bowl

“Over a 10-season stretch from 1967 to 1976, eight Super Bowl champions either were the Raiders or had to beat the Raiders in the playoffs. The Jets, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Baltimore Colts, Miami, the Steelers each of the first two times, we all had to deal with the Raiders.”

Joe Greene
Even when I was playing, I never thought much about the individual honors. I wanted to go to the Super Bowl.
Even when I was playing, I never thought much about the individual honors. I wanted to go to the Super Bowl.

2 Joe Greene Quotes on Empowerment

“If you had told me when I was at high school that one day I would be working for a for-profit company, let alone running one, I would have said you were crazy. But I am interested in how you can empower individuals to make change, and Causes is doing just that.”

Joe Greene

“Causes was founded with the mission of empowering anyone to change the world. Our model is based upon the belief that everyone has the power to have an outsized impact on the world by banding together with other like-minded individuals, taking direct action, and inspiring their friends and their friends’ friends to join in.”

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