It bothers me that they (the national media) have picked us to be the worst team in football. Because what they are doing now is challenging your physical and your mental capacity and my ability to coach you. Now, this hurts me. Second-worst team, I could stand it. But not the worst team.

— John McKay

We didn’t tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking.

— John McKay

Intensity is a lot of guys that run fast.

— John McKay

Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but can’t play football worth a damn.

— John McKay

Hold when you’re at home and don’t hold when you’re on the road.

— John McKay,team’s blocking strategy

We’ve broken down the expansion teams and they’ve averaged winning 2.7 games their first year, which to me is rather difficult. I figured out the 2, but the .7 has got me wondering what the hell is going on.

— John McKay

Kickers are like horse manure. They’re all over the place.

— John McKay

If you have everyone back from a team that lost 10 games, experience isn’t too important.

— John McKay

You do a lot of praying, but most of the time the answer is ‘no’.

— John McKay, coaching an expansion team compared to a religious experience

I’ll probably take a little time off and go hide somewhere. We will be back. Maybe not this century, but we will be back and we will be a better football team.

— John McKay

Namath is still Namath, but I must say that our guys were nice to him. I noticed when they knocked him down, they helped him to his feet. That was gentlemanly. I thought one stood around long enough to get his autograph.

— Joe Namath’s play in the Jets’ 34-0 victory over Tampa Bay

There were times I felt like leaving the stadium and hitchhiking home.

— John McKay, when Bucs lost to the Steelers, 42-0

As a person gets older he doesn’t get faster. Our quarterback will run from fright or lack of protection.

— John McKay, comment on an old quarterback

I remember in Pittsburgh we had no players and the ones we did have wanted to stay at the hotel by the fire. I was ticked because that’s where I wanted to stand.

— John McKay, when Bucs’ lost 42-0 to Pittsburgh on a very cold day

Every time I look up, it seems we’re punting.

— John McKay, bucs early games

They were absolutely horrible and that’s the best thing I can say. Besides that they were bad. These people are not poorly paid you know.

— John McKay, comment on the Buccaneers poor special-teams play

He doesn’t belong to a union. Anyway, the ball doesn’t weigh that much.

— John McKay, when O.J. Simpson carried the ball 47 times in a USC game

Opening games make me nervous. To tell the truth, I’d rather open with our second game.

— John McKay

It’s shattering when a player loses interest in camp. When you lose your desire to stand around and eat steaks, you lose everything.

— John McKay, training camp

Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but she can’t play football worth a damn.

— John McKay

I want to let you all know, I know I’ve made mistakes, I know I have a past, but right now it’s about me moving forward and earning the trust of all these 32 teams out there.

— John McKay, Jameis Winston about red flags

I didn’t know what I didn’t know, which is dangerous.

— Greg Schiano, struggles as NFL head coach