Dan Campbell, true believer and quote machine, on the majesty of football

 

OK, so maybe it’s just a little bit early to project that Dan Campbell, 1-0 as interim coach of the Miami Dolphins, will one day have a statue outside Sun Life Stadium.

Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on October 18, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on October 18, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Just in case, however, somebody should keep a copy of these words from Wednesday’s meeting with the South Florida media. Sure would look good on a plaque as an explanation of the Danimal’s philosophy on football.

“I have a lot of respect for men that go out there and put it on the line and make a living with their bodies. The sacrifice, day in, day out. Wake up and you’ve got to lift. You’ve got to eat right and take care of your body. You’ve got to get your sleep. You’ve got to hit each other for an hour and a half.

“I just respect that. When you see men that will do that, who will put in the work and are pros, I have a ton of respect for that. I think they know that.”

– Dan Campbell

 

On second thought, maybe somebody ought to just file this away for some future football movie starring Al Pacino or Denzel Washington or, I don’t know, Harrison Ford as coach.

Beats anything Hollywood screenwriters ever come up with.