I guess that’s just how it goes in life sometimes. And I’ve gained perspective because on my journey it wasn’t given to me right away. I wasn’t the starter at North Carolina. I realize it’s a process. And I’ve done a lot of research about successful teams how you trust the process. Believe in it.
As a society and as a fan base, you want success instantaneously. Everything in our society is how can I get as rich and as successful as fast as possible? And that’s all people care about. But it doesn’t happen like that. It’s a process. You have to start from ground zero. There are going to be (bumps) in the road. You’re going to be a laughingstock. You’re going to be poor. You’re going to be a failure at some point. But if you don’t know how to deal with that adversity and overcome it and realize it’s not going to happen next year or the next year, but if it’s a gradual climb — and there will be jumps and there will be positives and there will be highs and lows — you have to have that perspective. It’s just the way our society thinks.
It’s not going to happen instantaneously. But if you have the right pieces around you, if you believe in a plan, if you believe in the process and if you have looked at studies from people who have researched successful people, this is how it works. It doesn’t happen overnight. It’s years and years of hard, dedicated, focused work to get an end result.
Now, I’m not saying it can’t happen this year. I’m saying the things that happened last year are going to help us for this year. But do you expect too much right away? I mean, that’s for everyone else to say. The fan base is going to expect what they’re going to expect. I’m going to expect what I’m going to expect. You just have to keep perspective on all that. And you have to realize it is a process and you have to not focus on the results necessarily either but focus on the process of continuously getting better. That’s a saying. Process over results.
Who are some of the people you’ve studied or teams you’ve studied and things you’ve looked at in that regard?
One of the big books I’ve read was “The Captain Class” by Sam Walker, where he examines the most successful sports teams in all of history throughout all of sports. And some of the really great teams that you think were dynasties were actually left off because he makes it the best of the best. I encourage you guys to read it. It’s a lot about leadership, too, which is where I learned. And I have talked to Sam, and we kind of built a relationship, and I can kind of pick his brain and use things about what I’m trying to do as a leader.
But there’s so many success stories. The “Outliers” (by Malcolm Gladwell), the 10,000-hour rule — you’ve got to put at least this many hours in to master something. You’ve just got to go through certain trials and tribulations to become successful.
And you can’t do it on your own, either. This is the greatest team sport. You’ve got to have the pieces around you. And it’s going to take years to build. But you’ve got to have a strong core. That can come down to individuals. That can come down to family. That can come down to the people running it. It comes down to the organization, and there are a lot of factors that go into it.
Sorry, I was kind of getting off track. But “The Captain Class” is definitely something I look at about, like, how you get a core group of guys and then build it over the years. Really, success, in general, it can go all the way back to childhood and reading books about hotbeds. How certain sports or certain businesses are amazing in this area just because they have an advantage because the way they’re practicing or the way they’re learning something. It’s more accelerated and advanced in areas, and, not to fault anybody else, but they’re doing it better over here. So you’re trying to find those ways, doing research. Whoever’s process is more efficient, better and faster, that’s how you’re going to catch success in the end.
Do you consider yourself a big reader?
I’m getting into it. I’m a big movie guy, but I’m trying to read more and more because that’s where, I mean, they say people with higher IQs read lots of books. You can process faster and become smarter just by reading and gaining knowledge that way. So I am getting into reading more and more.
When you got here a year ago, there was so much talk about you developing as a pocket passer and playing from the pocket, whether that requirement for NFL success as quarterback would be something you could pick up. A year later, how do you feel like you’ve improved as a pocket passer? And what about that part of the game do you really want to address in training camp and going forward?
I think a lot of it is just (comfort) and just repetition. You can speak on last year, but I look at last year more as a learning experience rather than, like, that’s who I was. It was me last year, but I’m not going to look at that and be like, oh, I have to be that same person as last year. I’m trying to be a better version of last year. Like, it was me, but it wasn’t me, you know what I mean? That’s not who I want to be. That’s not who I’m going to be.
I’m going to be a better pocket passer this year. I’m going to have better footwork in the pocket. I’m going to process things faster. I think just having that perspective and that belief that I’m not set in that mold. That’s not going to be me every year. I’m going to make that jump. I’m going to be better this year because of the work I’ve put in and because of the new offense. Because of the new guys we got. Because of Coach Nagy. All these other factors.
You can’t let things that happened last year roll over to this year. You’ve got to let the good things that happened last year, let’s let them roll over and build on them. All the weaknesses that I could see in the film, all the lumps and bumps we took in the road, let’s look at those weaknesses and experiences and make sure they’re better for this year. That’s what I’m looking at.
And, I guess, just getting better at passing from the pocket. Just repetition. More and more and more. How many times can we do it? What’s going to be good for this offense? Will I be better throwing from the pocket if we call more passes? If we throw more on the run? If we spread it out more? A lot of moving parts. A lot of factors.
Coach Nagy has talked about bringing the best out of you requiring putting your best skills at the forefront of everything you do and accentuating your strengths. When you look at your skill set and this system and the fit of those things together, what excites you most about this system and the way it’s compatible with you?
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