Top 10 Quotes of Five Time Super Bowl Winner Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick has the most wins among all active professional football coaches. Additionally, he has a record five Super Bowl wins.

Belichick is a no-nonsense leader who says what he thinks.

Top 10 Belichick quotes:

Power of leadership:

#1. Good players can’t overcome bad coaching.

The above quote is one of his most challenging. Team performance is leadership’s responsibility. No excuses allowed.

Leaders who take 100% responsibility for the team:

  1. Deal with underperformers quickly.
  2. Expect team members to support each other.
  3. Bring tough issues into the light.
  4. Measure what matters and display it publicly.
  5. Find roles where team members leverage their strengths for success.
  6. Own failure and honor success.
  7. Listen deeply.

Face the future:

#2. To live in the past is to die in the present.


#3. We can only control what we can control in the short-term….

#4. We don’t talk about last year. We don’t talk about next week. We talk about today, and we talk about the next game. That’s all we can really control. The rest of it will take care of itself.

Character or talent:

#5. Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.

#6. Success is not all about talent. It’s about dependability, consistency, and being able to improve.

#7. The one thing I’ve definitely learned is you’ve got to count on your most dependable people… It might not be your most talented people. But you count on your most dependable people…

#8. I’m going down with that person. (Referring to the dependable person.)

Serving the team:

#9. Mental Toughness is doing the right thing for the team when it’s not the best thing for you.

#10. Whatever success I’ve had it is because I’ve tried to understand the situation of the player. I think the coach’s duty is to avoid complicating matters.

Which quote speaks to you? Why?

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