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  • The one thing is that, on the road, we've been really, really good the last couple of years. It's something we can take as a positive.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • That's a great question. I'm going to look at it. The last thing I want to do is diminish anything by even thinking about that. This is a great opportunity we have. I'm going to wait until after the Super Bowl and think about it.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • Coach Weis does a great job of getting former guys back and that's important because we are part of this university. Before, you just didn't know where you fit in.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • The layoffs will be a part of every major city's redevelopment. There will be bumps in the road, like in any major city. It's unfortunate it came at this time, and dampens the party. But you try to put the best face on that you can.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • People say I'm not going to be able to focus because of the distractions but there really aren't any distractions. The possible distraction would be family, but my family comes to every game anyway.
    (Jerome Bettis)


  • You can't have any indecision and say I'm on the closer. If you're going to be here, you've got to be ready to do anything. You can't go on thinking, 'I'm only going to have to carry eight times a game.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • Bowling was my first love. Beating my mother for the first time when I was 13 or 14 was a major accomplishment. I had big glasses. I was a pretty smart kid, maybe nerdy, but I always had a good street sense.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • We talked, ... We just talked about all the situations that happened in the game and everything that was going on. That's a conversation I'm going to actually keep and not really talk about.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • Maybe they're just laying low. But you'd better believe when Monday night comes they're going to be ready. This is the biggest rivalry in our division, and they'll be ready and we'll be ready.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • Even when it's warm, they don't want to see me, trust me. I try to make it as difficult as possible for those guys and as painful as possible every time they tackle me. So late in the game, in the fourth quarter, that's when you start getting those big runs, because they don't want to come up and tackle you.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • I'd be lying to you if I said it was complete. Having an opportunity to play in this game takes me one step closer to it being complete.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • It won't be difficult at all. The nature of this business is to call it as you see it. If you look at my track record in Pittsburgh, I've always told the truth. Honesty is the best policy. If a guy is not playing well, he knows it. I'm just telling the truth. As long as I call it like I see it I'll be fine.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • He's the reason this football team has been able to be so consistent through the years. His philosophy and his makeup decide the makeup of this football team, so we're a physical bunch of guys, tough-minded, because he's a real reflection of that. He's been that way since the day I got here, and our teams have been reflective of that since the day I got here. I think he's been the driving force.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • You have to look at where he came from, undrafted, unlooked at, nobody really knew who he was. That's a very humbling experience, but I think he appreciates the opportunities he has because he didn't have them in college.
    (Jerome Bettis)

  • I'm supposed to take care of the football. I was upset that it happened.
    (Jerome Bettis)


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