Eric Dickerson Quotes.
I don’t give players a chance to hit me.
I love the sport but it’s definitely taken a toll on me. The first two years after I retired I was in pain and couldn’t even sit in a chair for 2 years. 2 years! You want a sport that takes care of you the way you take care of the sport.
When I loved it, I loved it. It was nothing better.
Life isn’t about a hand-out. That’s not what the NFL is about and that won’t get you in the NFL or take care of you once you’re out of the NFL. You have to work.
Anything will worry me. I may not get a check for the light bill off in time and I just get to worrying. I’m a worrywart.
I’m just not the outgoing bubble of energy. But if I know you, it’s different. Practical jokes. Have fun. I’m not looking for any new friends. I got my friends.
Running is so natural to me. When I was running track, people used to ask me, “When are you gonna start running hard?” The wind hits me in the face, and I feel so smooth – Man, I love to run!
I believe if I stay tall and run up high, I can see better.
When you look at guys who get recruited, most of the best athletes, they come from poor families. I don’t forget. I was a junior looking through my mother’s stuff and looked at her bank statement, and we had $30 in the bank.
The perfect fit for L.A. would be the St. Louis Rams. I really believe that. I know their stadium deal is about expired, or it is expired. They’re working through that. I think it would be the old Los Angeles Rams in town.
I love golf. But do you know how I got good at golf? Because of Charles Barkley. I was playing with Charles, Michael Jordan and Roy Green, and Charles was talking so much trash. On every shot, he was talking trash. So I left the tournament, and I went and practiced for a year and half.
I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to.
I don’t love football the way I once loved the game. I don’t look at it as fun anymore, and it definitely used to be fun. A lot of the fun has been taken away from it, I guess, because you go through so much on the field and off the field.
In the NFL they talk about “contracts,” but it’s not really a contract, it’s a one year agreement. If you have a 10 year contract, it means nothing. If you get cut in the NFL, you get nothing. People don’t talk about that.
I think I’m proudest of making my parents proud.
I’ll tell you one thing about me: I’m very private. I always have been private. People think I’m callous, arrogant. I didn’t like the media attention.
Running is so natural to me. When I was running track, people used to ask me, ‘When are you gonna start running hard?’ The wind hits me in the face, and I feel so smooth… Man, I love to run!
She told me I wasn’t playing for the coach, I was playing for myself.
In the NFL, you have a short shelf life. As a running back, if you’re the first pick, and you’re NFL life expectancy is only 3.5-6 years, your first big contract might not come until three years in – well, you might never get there. They need to get those signing bonuses up front because nothing is guaranteed.
I’ve stayed buddies with my old buddy Jackie Slater. I talk to Jackie Slater. I play golf with Marcus Allen a lot. I play golf with Marshall Faulk a lot. My buddy Craig Young, he lives up in New Mexico. I still talk to a lot of the guys.
Most of the hits I take come on top of the shoulder pads.
Football isn’t who we are, it doesn’t necessarily define us. It’s part of our life and it always will be, but football won’t define us. Excellence does.