Greg Olsen Quotes.
I played a lot of games with this body, so I’ll take it.
My body type and physique has allowed me to be pretty dynamic and allowed me to do multiple things, both in the run game and the pass game.
Guys every year across the league look for new contracts. That’s just the business in the NFL.
Player safety’s important.
We don’t live our life worrying.
We have an amazing family and our kids and just so much to look forward to for our life. You just don’t want to ever take that for granted because we found out pretty fast that it’s pretty fragile.
I’m not usually a beard guy.
If I could coach LeBron James for one year, I could make him an All-Pro wide receiver.
With my size and receiving skills, I would hope I could cause some matchup problems for defenses, and that some team sees that.
I think there’s no greater impact on a young kid’s life than high school sports.
We can’t make or break our whole season on the first game.
You’ve got to sustain drives in this league.
I think you get a lot of life experiences and they all get dumped in a locker room and they say ‘Hey, spend 10 months a year with each other.’ That’s a great example that just because you have different backgrounds and you may be staunchly on the other side on different issues, it doesn’t mean that you can’t cohabitate.
The city of Charlotte has become our family and this forever will be home.
No one ever gets to write their ending, write their final script.
It’s hard to run the ball with 8-9 guys in the box.
I learned that the simplest things made me the happiest.
Being told that your child will be born with HLHS is absolutely heartbreaking.
Our main efforts for our foundation is our HEARTest Yard program that we run here in Charlotte at Levine Children’s Hospital.
If you ask every team, they want to win every game, obviously.
It’s very common business for players and management to go back and forth and try to find common ground.
I think that at some point the NFL and the NCAA years ago or decades ago, whenever the time frame is kind of struck up that agreement as a ‘we’ll take care of you, you take care of us.’
There are a lot of issues where I feel I have room to learn more about and possibly as a result have a change in opinion.
I think we’ve learned in our society that people are scared sometimes of something that’s different.
I just love information.
In this league, you make your own luck, you make your own fate.
Being in the media is one of those things that so many guys say they’d like to do after they play. But you need to actually try a few different avenues to see if you like it – or if you’d be good at it.
In 2012, I had a son born with very severe congenital heart defect that was life-threatening and required him to go through a series of open-heart surgeries, as young as two days old, and subsequent other procedures.
I want the Carolina Panthers to be successful.
I’m very confident on where I stand in the league and where I belong.
Sometimes when you struggle as a team, everyone starts to look to the future.
Be productive, but be productive consistently.
The thing about the NFL is nobody cares. Nobody feels bad for you. Nobody feels sorry for you… They don’t care if you’re hurt. They don’t care if you don’t feel good. You have a bad call. Play goes against you? No one cares. You’ve got to play. You’ve got to win.
Every year, you try to evolve a little bit. You try to introduce new elements to your offense.
We don’t live our life on panic.
I’ve had some good games and some not so good games, hopefully all the fans remember the good ones.
There’s a lot of guys that are productive for a four- or five-game stretch, then have to sit out. Or are great one year and fall off. I don’t ever want that to be me.
It takes two sides to put things together.
In the offseason the priority is for us to get healthy, to best try to optimize our physical qualities, get faster, stronger – make sure our body is prepared for this long run and in a good place to try to prevent injuries.
Typically in training camp, especially as I’ve gotten older, we were always very selective with the plays. If it was a pass or a look I needed to get in the run game or pass protection, I was always in there to get it.
My family obviously takes up a lot of my time and that’s by choice.
At the end of the day I’m a football player. I’m paid to be prepared and people rely on me to get a job done, and I will never jeopardize that or sacrifice any efforts toward that goal.
I think I’ve shown that I can get up the middle, create some separation, and catch the ball.
I’ve always been a stroller guy. I love pushing them.
I could turn Russell Westbrook into an All-Pro free safety.
Be durable. Play every game. That’s a lot that goes into that.
At the end of the day, no one has won more games than Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks to start a guy’s career, right. So success there has also made them a little, you know, it’s almost spoiled them a little bit.
Something I’ve always prided myself on is not only can you be highly productive, but can you be highly productive continuously.
Personally, I really approach every year the same way. I take my offseason training seriously.
I wear a composite non-stick glove.
That’s not my position to compare myself to other guys. I look at it as can I be productive, can I get the job done?
In the football world, we throw around words like ‘sacrifice,’ ‘hard work’ and ‘hero.’
If I can stay healthy, I know what I’m able to do.
In this league, it’s so easy to get caught up in if this team loses and this team wins, and you get there, we can have home field.
I’ve always been a guy who didn’t mind speaking to reporters.
With digital and podcasting and the amount of radio outlets – traditional stations but with satellite radio – there’s a billion ways to get your voice out.
It’s a brutal game. It requires a certain type of person to play it. Once you make the decision to play it, that’s your decision. I know what I signed up for. It allows me to provide for my family.
I feel like if you start taking a lot of days off, you start taking breaks from training, you start taking breaks because you use the ‘I’m getting old’ excuse, that’s the fastest way to a decline.
I take a lot of pride in playing every week, practicing every day because I believe that’s the only way you can continue to get better.
You look at the skills involved, especially with things like lateral movement or change of direction, and there’s definitely a strong correlation between playing basketball and playing tight end.
When I was a junior in high school, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. To see her struggle and go through chemo, radiation and surgery, and all those things made a huge impact on us as a family.
Workouts are a little different when you’re 31 versus 21.
The reality of going to the Super Bowl was beyond words, as was the disappointment of falling short.
From the strength involved, the jumping, to body positioning and control, there are similarities. Playing basketball at a pretty good high school level, in a state where there were strong programs, definitely helped make me a better tight end.
I’ve had a few bad plays, but who hasn’t?
I never want to see active or retired players ever struggle. The basic human being in me wants to see guys leave the game as healthy as possible.
For anyone who knows me, I’m usually relatively cleanshaven most times.
I take a lot of pride in impacting the game with or without the ball. That’s something that only a few guys in the league can do that.
When you throw your fourth touchdown of a game in the NFL… it’s hard to do.
I think everybody thinks I’m a little crazy.
I think you don’t take things for granted. You don’t think you’re going to just show up, because you’ve won in the past, thinking that all of a sudden that means that it’s going to happen again.
To be in complete control of the game in the fourth-quarter and just self-destruct, it’s tough.
You can only gain the real intricacies of playing by playing. You can study the playbook all you want and you can ask as many questions, but until you’re out there out of the field doing it, that’s the only way is to mess it up, or do it right and cement and then learn from it.