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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 20, 2014 – Ben Hogan

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 20, 2014 – Ben Hogan

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“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”

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“Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.”

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“I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.”

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“I learn something new about the game almost every time I step on the course.”

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“I’m glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees. “

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“Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf. “

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“Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?”

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“Shoot a lower score than everybody else.”

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“The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight. “

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“The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball.”

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“I always outworked everybody. Work never bothered me like it bothers some people.”

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“People have always been telling me what I can’t do. I guess I have wanted to show them. That’s been one of my driving forces all my life.”

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“The secret is in the dirt” -Common answer Hogan gave when asked how he played so well.

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“All I know is, I’ve seen Nicklaus watch Hogan practice. I’ve never seen Hogan watch Nicklaus practice.” -Tommy Bolt

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“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”

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“There’s no reason a man can’t birdie every hole.”

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“There’s no such thing as a natural golf swing.”

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“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

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“Ben Hogan is the most merciless of all the modern golfers.” -Gene Sarazen

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While waiting on the 1st tee, Hogan walked up to the player he’d been paired with the day before. “I’m sorry I didn’t speak to you yesterday”, he said. “But just so you’re not surprised, I won’t be saying anything today either.”

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“About all Ben ever said in a tournament was “Good luck” on the 1st tee, and “You’re away” after that.” -Sam Snead

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“I always had an idea that some people didn’t like me…that the majority of the people didn’t like me. Then, after the accident, when I received all those wonderful telegrams, letters, and flowers from people, I realized I was wrong about the people. That’s when I changed. My frame of mind became different.”

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And finally, one of the top Hogan quotes, although I can only offer it anecdotally. When Peter Jacobsen won Colonial he received the customary, rather loud, plaid winner’s jacket. As was the tradition he was wearing it at the champion’s dinner. In a loud voice he said to the group he was mingling with, “How long do I have to wear this &%^#$*@ jacket?” From close behind him, but out of direct sight, Mr. Hogan replied, “Until I say you can take it off son.”

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“I have really enjoyed every minute I have spent in golf- above all, the many wonderful friends I have made. I have loved playing the game and practicing it. Whether my schedule for the following day called for a tournament round or merely a trip to the practice tee, the prospect that there was going to be golf in it made me feel privileged and extremely happy, and I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again”

Wikipedia: Ben Hogan

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thomas Paine

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thomas Paine

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A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

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“Character is much easier kept than recovered.”

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“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”

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“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”

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“I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.”

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“One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.”

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“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.”

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“That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.”

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“There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.”

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“These are the times that try men’s souls.”

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“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

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“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”

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“We have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again. A situation, similar to the present, hath not happened since the days of Noah until now. The birthday of a new world is at hand, and a race of men, perhaps as numerous as all Europe contains, are to receive their portion of freedom from the event of a few months.” Common Sense, 1776

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“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” The American Crisis, 1776

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“It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. The far and the near, the home counties and the back, the rich and the poor, will suffer or rejoice alike. The heart that feels not now is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice, who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole, and made them happy. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” The American Crisis, 1776

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“The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of man change also; and as government is for the living, and not for the dead, it is the living only that has any right in it.” The Rights of Man, 1791

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“It is the nature and intention of a constitution to prevent governing by party, by establishing a common principle that shall limit and control the power and impulse of party, and that says to all parties, thus far shalt thou go and no further. But in the absence of a constitution, men look entirely to party; and instead of principle governing party, party governs principle.” First Principles of Government, 1795

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“I never tire of reading Tom Paine.” Abraham Lincoln, as quoted in A Literary History of the American People, 1931

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“I consider Paine our greatest political thinker. As we have not advanced, and perhaps never shall advance, beyond the Declaration and Constitution, so Paine has had no successors who extended his principles.” Thomas Alva Edison

Wikipedia: Thomas Paine

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Jake Gaither

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Saturday, October 18, 2014 – Jake Gaither

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“I like my boys agile, mobile and hostile.”

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”Football is a hard-nosed game. You go into it pulling no punches and asking none. Football is a character-building game—but you can build more character with a winning team than with a losing one.”

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“Expect to lose sometimes, but a loss can be a stepping stone to victory if used properly.”

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“The Bear can take his and beat yours and take yours and beat his.” Jake Gaither, former Florida A&M coach on Alabama’s legendary Bear Bryant

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“Never leave the field with a boy feeling you’re mad at him. You can chew him out, but then pat him on the shoulder.”

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“It’s bad coaching to blame your boys for losing a game, even if it’s true.”

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“I just organize. Give me credit for selecting good assistants.”

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“Excuses are no good. Your friends don’t need them, and your enemies won’t believe them.”

Wikipedia: Jake Gaither

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 17, 2014 – Harry Truman

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Friday, October 17, 2014 – Harry Truman

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“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

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“A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment.”

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“All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it.”

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“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”

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“Carry the battle to them. Don’t let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don’t ever apologize for anything.”

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“I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.”

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“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.”

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“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.”

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“I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.”

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“If I hadn’t been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.”

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“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

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“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.”

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“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.”

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“My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.”

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“My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.”

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“The buck stops here!”

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“The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all.”

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“The President is always abused. If he isn’t, he isn’t doing anything.”

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“The reward of suffering is experience.”

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“When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril.”

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“When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn’t for you. It’s for the Presidency.”

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“You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.”

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“You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.”

Wikipedia: Harry Truman

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Andrew Jackson

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Andrew Jackson

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“Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.”

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“As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.”

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“Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.”

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“Fear not, the people may be deluded for a moment, but cannot be corrupted.”

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“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”

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“Never take counsel of your fears.”

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“One man with courage makes a majority.”

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“Our government is founded upon the intelligence of the people. I for one do not despair of the republic. I have great confidence in the virtue of the great majority of the people, and I cannot fear the result.”

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“The people are the government, administering it by their agents; they are the government, the sovereign power.”

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“The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.”

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“There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.”

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“The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe.”

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“The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country, than the coward who deserts her in the hour of danger.”

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“Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, (bringing his fist down on the table) I will rout you out!”

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“But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.”

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“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”

Wikipedia: Andrew Jackson

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NFL Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings – These NFL Hot Seat Coaches Don’t Enjoy It But Give Them Hell Mr. Johnny Cash!

NFL Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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These NFL Hot Seat Coaches don’t enjoy it but Give Them Hell Mr. Johnny Cash!

NFL Post Week 6 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings

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1.  Rex Ryan, New York Jets – With the loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday which dropped Rex Ryan and the New York Jets record in 2014 to…

1 – 5

….the only thing in question now is the Where and When will be Rex Ryan’s firing by someone within the New York Jets organization and it doesn’t help that the Jets have a short-week and have to play a surging New England Patriots team on Thursday night that will get a thrill out of sticking a few more knives in the back of their old AFC East rivals the Jets.

With Rex Ryan claiming that Geno Smith was a “good Draft pick” we here at Coaches Hot Seat are starting to get worried and concerned for the mental stability of Rex because a few more comments like that and we will need to send Martin Sheen “upriver” to find Rex Ryan and in this case Martin Sheen once he finds Ryan should just go ahead and do the Jets a favor and fire his ass as well!

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2.  Joe Philbin, Miami Dolphins – The Green Bay Packers had no Damn business beating the Miami Dolphins on Sunday but then there is exactly the difference between a successful and failing coach in about ANY sport isn’t it?

Successful Coaches find ways to win games they probably SHOULDN’T have won and Failed Coaches find ways to lose games they SHOULD have won.

With the loss to the Packers the Dolphins are now 2 – 3 on the season and have coming up on the schedule….

At Chicago Bears
At Jacksonville Jaguars
San Diego
At Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills

…before playing the hapless New York Jets in New York on December 1 and it will be the next five football games that will decide Joe Philbin’s future because a GOOD Dolphins football team would win THREE maybe FOUR of the next FIVE games and an average Dolphins team or worse will win TWO or less.

So what kind of team do you have Joe Philbin?

Good, Average….or Worse?

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3.  Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons – With only an overtime win against New Orleans in Week 1 and a win over the struggling Tampa Bay Bucs in Week 3 up on the board for head coach Mike Smith and the Falcons if the Falcons are going to save the 2014 season they are going to need a win and quick and the schedule does Atlanta no favors with a trip to play….

At Baltimore

….in Week 7.

The NFC South may not be the best of NFL divisions in 2014 so the Falcons have that going for them BUT Mike Smith’s football team cannot afford many more losses because this Atlanta team is starting to get the look of a team that cannot get a break and when a team starts to believe it can’t get a break….WATCH OUT…the players will start to give up on themselves and that is kind of thing that will….

Get A Head Coach Fired!

IF the Falcons can beat Baltimore at Baltimore on Sunday and then follow-up with wins against Detroit and Tampa Bay in their next two games they might just be rolling into the November 16 game at Carolina with a chance to take the lead in the NFC South but then….

IF Its and Buts Were Candy and Nuts!

Coach ‘em up Mike Smith!

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4.  Jeff Fisher, St. Louis Rams – Seriously now….is there anyone in the NFL that takes Jeff Fisher’s St. Louis Rams….

Seriously?

We have seen many poorly coaches NFL teams over the years BUT the Rams team that the San Francisco 49ers destroyed on Monday night is a…

DUMB NFL Football Team

….that seems to be coached by….

Clueless Coaches

….as well!

Now at 1 – 4 on the season the next the next SIX games on the schedule for the St. Louis Rams may very well end the long NFL coaching career of Jeff Fisher because these SIX games are no walk in the park!

Seattle Seahawks
At Kansas City Chiefs
At San Francisco 49ers
At Arizona Cardinals
Denver Broncos
At San Diego Chargers

Got 1 – 10 Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams?

IF you play like you did against the 49ers on Monday night you will have…

1 – 10

….on the evening of November 23!

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5.  Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars – We here at Coaches Hot Seat are old enough to remember the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they were a new and completely hapless NFL franchise and the Jacksonville Jaguars in their…

19 th season in the NFL

…are starting to look like those early and completely hapless Tampa Bay teams from the 1970s!

With their close loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday the Jaguars are now….

0 – 6

….on the season and now face the real threat that they will NOT WIN A GAME in the 2014 NFL season and if that happens Jags head coach Gus Bradley would be fired…..right?

RIGHT!

Up next for Gus Bradley and the Jaguars are two very Damn winnable games at home against….

Cleveland Browns
Miami Dolphins

….and Jacksonville will win at least one of these two games….right?

Better hope so for Gus Bradley’s coaching future that’s for Damn sure!

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6.  Tom Coughlin, New York Giants – Seriously now…watching the New York Giants get whipped by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday we had to wonder…

Were ANY of the New York Giants players and coaches actually getting paid last week to do their jobs?

IF so the New York Giants players and coaches in our opinion are STEALING from their employer because that was an embarrassing performance by the Giants against the Eagles made even worse because it seemed as if the Giants players…

Didn’t Really Give A Damn

…whether they beat the Eagles or not….in our opinion of course!

Up next for the New York Giants:

At the Dallas Cowboys and we expect that again Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, and the rest of the New York Giants will lay down and quit in Dallas like the QUITTERS that they are!

Oh, after the SURE loss against the Dallas this week Tom Coughlin and the Giants have to play…

Indianapolis
At Seattle
San Francisco
Dallas

Got 3 – 8 New York Giants?

You New York Giants QUITTERS are about to have it!

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7.  Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – It wasn’t surprising that Lovie Smith’s Tampa Bay Bucs lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday because there are very few teams in the NFL that this Bucs team can beat in 2014 barring the Bucs getting a Helluva lot better in a Helluva short time BUT if the Lovie Smith and the Bucs are going to get a few wins in 2014 it will be in the next few weeks against what is nothing less than a very favorable schedule of games against:

Minnesota Vikings
At Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons
At Washington Redskins
At Chicago Bears

By our reckoning the Tampa Bay Bucs should WIN at least…

2 maybe 3 of their next 5 games

….and get Lovie Smith of the Hot Seat BUT 1 or fewer wins in their next 5 games and Lovie Smith’s rear-end will be Hot for the rest of 2014 and heading into the 2015 NFL season as well!

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Amelia Earhart

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – Amelia Earhart

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

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“Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.”

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“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.”

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“Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.”

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“I want to do it because I want to do it.”

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“In soloing – as in other activities – it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.”

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“Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”

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“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.”

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“Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn’t any good reason to refer to it.”

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“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”

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“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”

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“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

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“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.”

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“There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.”

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“There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.”

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“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”

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“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.”

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“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

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“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

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“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”

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“In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful “break” was apt to lurk just around the corner.”

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“The soul’s dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold restless day and count it fair.”

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“Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.”

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

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“Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.”

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“…decide…whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying….”

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“Not much more than a month ago I was on the other shore of the Pacific, looking westward. This evening, I looked eastward over the Pacific. In those fast-moving days which have intervened, the whole width of the world has passed behind us -except this broad ocean. I shall be glad when we have the hazards of its navigation behind us.” — Amelia Earhart, several days before she left for Howland Island and disappeared

Wikipedia: Amelia Earhart

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – George Washington Carver

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – George Washington Carver

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“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

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“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”

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“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

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“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.”

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“Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.”

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“There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.”

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“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”

Wikipedia: George Washington Carver

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 13, 2014 – John Wooden

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Monday, October 13, 2014 – John Wooden

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“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”

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“Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”

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“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

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“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

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“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”

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“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

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“I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.”

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“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

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“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

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“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

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“Never mistake activity for achievement.”

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“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

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“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

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“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

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“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

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“What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.”

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“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.”

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“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”

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“We don’t have to be superstars or win championships…. All we have to do is learn to rise to every occasion, give our best effort, and make those around us better as we do it.”

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“The best competition I have is against myself to become better.”

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“Time lost is time lost. It’s gone forever. Some people tell themselves that they will work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for what they did not do today. People should always do their best. If they work twice as hard tomorrow, then they should have also worked twice as hard today. That would have been their best.”

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“Some of my greatest pleasures have come from finding ways to overcome obstacles.”

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“Earn the right to be proud and confident.”

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“The man who is afraid to risk failure seldom has to face success.”

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“Approval is a greater motivator than disapproval, but we have to disapprove on occasion when we correct. It’s necessary. I make corrections only after I have proved to the individual that I highly value him. If they know we care for them, our correction won’t be seen as judgmental. I also try to never make it personal.”

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“You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for another without thought of something in return.”

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“There is no substitute for work. Worthwhile results come from hard work and careful planning.”

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“I believe it’s impossible to claim you have taught, when there are students who have not learned. With that commitment, from my first year as an English teacher until my last as UCLA basketball teacher/coach, I was determined to make the effort to become the best teacher I could possibly be, not for my sake, but for all those who were placed under my supervision.”

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“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur…. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.”

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“Be quick but don’t hurry.”

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“Leadership is the ability to get individuals to work together for the common good and the best possible results while at the same time letting them know they did it themselves.”

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“Profound responsibilities come with teaching and coaching. You can do so much good–or harm. It’s why I believe that next to parenting, teaching and coaching are the two most important professions in the world.”

Wikipedia: John Wooden

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Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 12, 2014 – Ayn Rand

Coaches Hot Seat NFL Quotes of the Day – Sunday, October 12, 2014 – Ayn Rand

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“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

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“A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.”

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“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”

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“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.”

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“From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man – the function of his reasoning mind.”

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“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.”

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“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”

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“Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.”

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“Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.”

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“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.”

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“People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk.”

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“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”

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“The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.”

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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

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“The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.”

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“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.”

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“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received–hatred. The great creators–the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors–stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The first airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.” Ayn Rand, Howard Roark in The Fountainhead, 1943

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“To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.”

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“To say “I love you” one must first be able to say the “I.””

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“Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”

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“When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.”

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“You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” John Galt in Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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