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Dan Reeves
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Dan Reeves

Coached in 7 Super Bowls with the Cowboys, Broncos and Falcons.

Shut Your Mouth


There's no question that you cringe a little bit if you're a coach and you hear a player of yours doing that before a game.

I had it happen to me in the Super Bowl when Ray Buchanan said some things about Shannon Sharpe [before Buchanan's Falcons, coached by Reeves, lost to Sharpe's Broncos in the Super Bowl in January 1999].

Winning is tough enough already without getting the other team all riled up.

It's like my old friend Gene Stallings used to say: "Better to remain silent and be thought dumb than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

I always tried to go by that and have my players go by that, too, if I could.

By Dan Reeves  |  November 19, 2008; 1:26 PM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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