Even the guys during that period had character, and some were just plain characters, but they all knew the priority come Sunday. Different times though, those guys wanted to play and appreciated Al's faith in them. It's the single largest reason why Al failed in his later years. The times and values of the players changed but Al continued to believe that players were indebted to that second lease on their career or that being hired by a player's owner would come back to the team in the form of loyalty and effort.
Originally Posted by N. Cog Neato
Enough about the past.
Marv and Reggie are both correct, strong character is the foundation that successful careers are built upon. The evidence is on the field every game in the form of effort and discipline. When we acquire just a bit more talent the wins will come, bet on it....
" I have only three rules, be on time, pay attention, and play like hell on Sunday"