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Dick Vermeil
Former Head Coach

Dick Vermeil

Has won the Super Bowl, the Rose Bowl and multiple coaching accolades.

Consistency Counts

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If I were coaching the underdog team in the Super Bowl, my message would be simple: There 's a time to be at your best, and it might as well be right now.

But it really starts at the beginning of the season. You have to build the case that its us against the world, not just the other team, but the world. And you keep hammering home that message. Our team has something you have to prove, then it can work.

It ties into how you prepare for every game. You have a routine and you stick with that routine. The beginning is the hardest part. Once you have a team that's going to the Super Bowl it's not hard to get them to buy into anything.

As a coach in the big game you have to make sure your players don't get distracted. The magnitude and coverage is on a whole other level. You have to be very careful and do a good job of staging the obvious. Very few of those kids are going to have been exposed to anything this big. Again it comes back to routine and repetition. If it's us against the world we need to stick together.

By Dick Vermeil  |  January 22, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  | Category:  Arizona Cardinals , Dick Vermeil , Pittsburgh Steelers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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