Quote about Saban by Belichick

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  1. Penthos

    Penthos Am I on speaker phone?

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    My wife bought me nick Saban's book for Christmas, and if you haven't read it, the foreward is written by Bill Belichick and he had some quite sensational things to say about Nick Saban. What follows are some excerpts I put together from it:
     
  2. tofishfan

    tofishfan Starter

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    What more can you say....I think this is a bit about helping to sell a few extra books nonetheless - he confirms many of the things that I have been thinking about Saban.

    Thanks for the post, I enjoyed it!
     
  3. Maynard the Hammer

    Maynard the Hammer you are the nail

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    that last paragraph is something i haven't heard before. good stuff, although bill b. uses a bit of fluff when talking about others
     
  4. Gonk

    Gonk A True Fan

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    Wow, thanks for posting that. I love Saban and he has lived up to everything said by Belichick thus far. I think it's quite obvious that Saban is a proven winner, seeing what he did this year, at Michigan State and obviously LSU.

    I can't wait to see what our team does next year.
     
  5. SCall13

    SCall13 Finheaven QB

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    B.B. sure has a high opinion of Saban. I'm sure Saban is proud to be complimented like this by such a successful NFL coach.
     
  6. estrada507

    estrada507 Stuck in AZ

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    I was thinking about buying the book. How is it.
     
  7. HysterikiLL

    HysterikiLL A True Fan

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    Just looking at the sad excuse for available coaches for teams looking this offseason makes Saban such a huge acquisition. If we had waited another year we'd be fighting over Gregg Williams or Mike Tice :eek:
     
  8. JuanchoColombia

    JuanchoColombia Seasoned Veteran

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    the paragraph about Rivers was said by Saban or by Belichick?
     
  9. Predaphin

    Predaphin Predator in the Water

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    You know what this means! we got the real deal while the Patriots have the imitation crab salad!
     
  10. Samphin

    Samphin Dolphins Homer

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    Not even Gregg Williams. He signed an extension to stay in Washington. We would be fighting for the likes of Tice, Mariucci, and Ron Rivera.
     
  11. wazzy

    wazzy A True Fan

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    I wouldn't knock Ron Rivera! I am not saying he is better then Saban because that is yet to be proven and I don't know if he is but he has done a hell of a job as a DC for Chicago and I can see him as a good HC!
     
  12. Penthos

    Penthos Am I on speaker phone?

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    No, that's a quote by a poster who will be proven wrong within a few years.
     
  13. tmny99

    tmny99 Glory Glory to Ole Georgia

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    Saban and Belichick will have some good chess matches in the AFC for the next few years.
     
  14. SCall13

    SCall13 Finheaven QB

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    Yep, and sooner rather than later, it will be Saban saying, "checkmate" :D
     
  15. ckparrothead

    ckparrothead Premium Member

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    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

    I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a transcript to Nick's book for those exact quotes! A few of my fellow AFC East correspondents and I have been having a bit of an argument about the content of those quotes. I kept insisting that Bill admits Nick taught him more than Bill taught Nick, and that Nick developed the system they use to evaluate defensive players. The only quote I could find was some crappy Tampa Bay newspaper back in the day.

    Good work!
     
  16. Caps

    Caps At the End of the Day

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    I'm sure if you had asked on these boards that someone(like me) could have gotten you the quotes.
     
  17. finfan54

    finfan54 A True Fan Donator

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    If you notice the LSU players on the New England roster, that is the Nick Saban influence. My good friend who follows college ball alot said last year when we got Saban that Belechick was calling Saban to get ideas and strategies every couple of weeks.

    now does that sound like a guy who is teaching Saban?
     
  18. Regan21286

    Regan21286 Wa Wa Wee Wa

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    Interesting.

    How nice, our current head coach managed to help our division rival build its winning team. Oh well, at least he's on our side now and can atone for helping make the Pats what they are by getting the Dolphins to the promised land. :)
     
  19. Al13

    Al13 Don´t mess with Clint

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    if he only could be so lucky and find a tom brady in the 6th round
     
  20. Al13

    Al13 Don´t mess with Clint

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    what is the name of nicks book ? i have to get it can someone send me link to a bookstore that maybe has the ISBN number for it so my bookstore here in germany can order it for me ?

    thanks
     
  21. JBinSD

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    How Good do you Want To Be?
     
  22. Brantfinfan39

    Brantfinfan39 Scout Team

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    Good post, after watching Wanny fumble around and spend all his time learning and NEVER using anything that he learned. It is like a dream to see someone who knows how to get the best out of the team :cool: He knows how to draft :) :) and he learns when he makes a mistake :tongue: I saw a few times that I wanted to toss something heavy at one of his calls but like he said they where not worried about wins and losses. they never expected to get as close as they did. ;) ;) :) this was to weed out the dead wood and to see who the warriors are. to see who needs to be replaced in the offseason. I am so dam happy that he has the oars and the ship is starting to move forward instead of around and around :dolphins:
     
  23. Phinja

    Phinja You Can't See Me...

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    I wish the Books a Millon here carried his book. I keep droping hints to the wife that I want it for the old B-day coming up.
     
  24. oldfinfan

    oldfinfan Well-Known Member

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    I think Bill is buttering Saban up so he does not wip up on NE in years to come...:D
     
  25. SkapePhin

    SkapePhin Rump Shaker Finheaven VIP Donator

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  26. ih8brady

    ih8brady 2008 AFC East Champions

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    that's a great quote about evaluating talent. Makes me excited about coach Saban's upcoming draft selection
     
  27. Phinja

    Phinja You Can't See Me...

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    Here is the best part about the review on Amazon: a Pats fan gushing over Saban...





    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
    [​IMG] Superb content. Lacks drama., January 20, 2005
    Reviewer:James Lavin "PatriotsBook.com: Management Secrets of the New England Patriots" (Stamford, CT USA) - See all my reviews
    [​IMG] As a Patriots fan, I was depressed when Nick Saban became the Dolphins' new head coach because Saban is as similar a football coach to Bill Belichick as you will ever find until scientists perfect cloning. In his new book, Saban lays out his philosophy very clearly. His philosophy helps individuals take control of their lives, work well with others, etc. It also helps leaders build more team-oriented organizations. Everyone can benefit from this book, not just football fans:
     
  28. eric-in-tx

    eric-in-tx long time reader

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    did you read on page 198 on the bottom left 2nd to last paragraph

    'i felt wayward about the directions i was going and was seeking comfort from my fellow coaches. Nick found out about us and set us strait... thanks to Nick i was able to go back to my wife..'-Bill Belichick

    all i can say is WOW i didnt know that Bill had those tendancies and i guess i'm glad that Nick was there for him.
     
  29. Metal Panda

    Metal Panda One Moe Win

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    As opposed to Marty Morningwheg's book "Mediocrity or How I Helped Sink a Franchise"
     
  30. JuanchoColombia

    JuanchoColombia Seasoned Veteran

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    thanks man, great post by the way
     
  31. finmann

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    That's pretty high praise for Saban, I just hope he lives up to all this hype.
     
  32. retired opfinistic

    retired opfinistic 幸灾乐祸

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    Or Wanny's Book: "Football for Dummies"
     
  33. Penthos

    Penthos Am I on speaker phone?

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    I was thinking about this the other day... B.B. is one of the best NFL coaches alive, and probably one of the best in NFL history. (That's difficult for me to say because for nearly 2 years I thought he was just lucky :smackhead )

    Here we already have one GREAT coach in the AFC east(BB), and now we introduce another coach into the division that is apparently his equal... I think it's pretty exciting just as a football fan to think of the MONUMENTAL battles we can expect to see between these two coaching "Gurus", long time "friends", and now, arch rivals.
     
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    Did anyone else read that Bill B went into the Dolphins locker room after the Patriots game to talk with Saban?

    I think that was highly unusual for the NFL. They really are good friends. I was hoping the camera would catch them shaking hands after the game, but they didn't broadcast it...

    The fact that LSU is playing so well this year is really a testament to Saban as a recruiter. Someone commented on the TV last night that LSU beating UM is an indicator of his ability to recruit...
     
  35. Cobra

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    Maybe Nick will do us Miami-ans a favor and run across town to pay a visit to Larry Coker. He sure could use some of that guidance right now.
     
  36. dolphan117

    dolphan117 Premium Member Finheaven VIP

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    That is great to hear about developing coaches, I didnt know BB had some Saban guys.
     
  37. MDFINFAN

    MDFINFAN Reach for the Stars Super Donator Donator

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    That may be why he took the phin's job plus the money, but to see if he could overcome the challenge he help build in NE..he knows what they're stragety is, and how they work it...now he can go even futher with his own NFL team..doing some of the things he's been tinkering with to help Bill.
     

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