Coach Vermeil, Gus I, Eagles discussed on Huddle Up with Gus

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Where you can get access to, I may just for VIPs like yourself head to our website. How do up with Gus, and hit support our podcast on the pop-up ad once again. That's how to up with Gus. Com. How let's get back in the huddle. And everyone we're back with former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil coach Vermeil has been telling us some great stories about his life growing up and you know how he got started in coaching and and the people that made an influence in his life and and now we're on to the Eagles and telling us some great stories. So Marnie, I know you have some incredible questions for Coach Vermeil, you know growing up seeing him in that building every day with your with your grandfather with your mom there. So go ahead. I know you have some incredible questions for Coach Vermeil. Well, you know, I would definitely say that coach from me off all taught me the work ethic that I believe I have I know that his work ethic was incredible so coach you obviously have not that is not slipped away as you've you know, gracefully. So what do you I mean, how do you continue to have this drive and grit like, what are your motivators to do that? Well, I think it's very very important as you get older to keep moving but not. Just your feet your head as well. Okay, and I think it's so easy to walk down. Let's see. I'll be 80 for this coming month. I want to wind up to be I want to be in on the upper one percent of Eighty-Four, you know, not that I'm trying to live longer. I just like to live older better. Okay, and and I haven't stopped doing anything that I like to do because I'm 84 that I did a 44. Okay some things I don't need as well. I'm sure but hey, I'll begin Montana first week in November in the hills of ninety three Thousand Acre rain for elk and and and there'll be guys a lot younger that are staggering but they come in and I feel great but you have to work at it, you know, you you have to make a contribution every day 2 to your own personal health, you know, so, all right. How do you deal with disappointment dead? Poorly, that's a good question. You know, that's a good question money, you know. The first thing to do is to evaluate the disappointment and what percentage of the reason of the disappointment is related to you directly, right, you know, a lot of people handle disappointment improperly and that they look for other people to to blame. You know, I'm not a blamer in fact probably a fault sometimes I want to assume too much of the fault for the disappointment or the loss or whatever or the real problem and I've learned over the years that many times it was I was a police state percentage. So first you gotta be grateful for what you have. You gotta be grateful what you are and you gotta look forward to trying to be what you'd like to end up being, you know home you'd like to be a little better than you were yesterday or last month and you don't have to be fifteen eighteen or Thirty to do that you do that the rest of your life. I just like to be better on my 84th birthday than it was on birth. 83rd in certain things within my life, you know and and it can happen I think for you the people that are really good at what they do. They're resilient enough to say like I'm going to set an egg timer with this disappointment and when that's over I'm going to move right on Turn the Page and keep going because yeah more opportunity ahead of you than money. You know, that's one reason. I left a coaching in eighty-two I got so I did a very very poor job of that. I would blame the loss on Sunday to something on I did rather than the overall package or why we lost well, maybe we got beat by a better team or a guy fumbles the ball he fumbles the ball or a guy throws an interception I would fight I should have run a running play. He wouldn't, you know wouldn't throw an interception all these things and they build up so pretty quick. You're not handling the loss properly because it's a distraction from preparation to do something better next week, and I it was a snowball effect on me. I mean it just wage. Really bother me and I can remember we were in Dallas and we beat Dallas, you know, it was a second time. We beat Dallas in Dallas and we're Landing in Philadelphia that night off and I'm I got my notes out of my lab working on next week and all that and Carol looked at me and she said by God, why did you check a minute and just enjoy the fact that you won and I got so the the joy of winning didn't last very long because I was moving my thinking to the next challenge too soon before I relaxed and really enjoyed it. Then when I would lose I couldn't get over the loss because I kept going evaluating why we lost and what I could have done as a coach to have prevented, you know, and and that you start doing that. I'll tell you it's snowballed on me. It just wore me out so codes for dying light off. Yeah, yeah, you moved from the Eagles. So there you have some some, you know, at the end of your Eagles coaching career that had to be tough for you because you fell in love with the city the city loved you and and Thursday as we know a lot of coaches will move on and then you go to Saint Louis. So tell us what you took the Saint Louis of all those things you learned from, Philadelphia. Well first off I Gus I took a way to coach a football team in 1980 with me back in nineteen seventy and nineteen ninety seven. Okay. Nobody was doing it that way anymore guys would come to our training camp visiting college coaches and they're good travel around the track during the training camp season and then their college season starts later and they would always come up to me saccoccia. I was so and so practiced alot last couple of days. I was over here, and not there. It's not a bulb football practice. You're running here. I said, I don't know.

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