BUDDY'S SON JIM: Still sleeps with his hand up near his collarbone, where he used to keep his gun in Korea. That's from his days on the outpost, when Chinese soldiers would use wire to strangle our soldiers in their sleep.
BUDDY: Don't ever remember cutting a guy and saying anything harsh about him. Never said that about trading Earnest Jackson for a six-pack of beer. Lotta things I'm supposed to have said but never did.
CARDINAL ASSISTANT DAN NEAL: Stand up and be a man! Take responsibility for your actions! That's Buddy's message. It works because players and young people everywhere are looking for someone who tells them that.
EX-EAGLE WES HOPKINS: Minnesota's on our five-yard line, we look over at the sidelines, and Buddy's choking our defensive coordinator, Jeff Fisher.
EAGLE PRESIDENT HARRY GAMBLE: So it became a question. How much are you willing to tolerate to win?
DORIS: Loyalty. That's the most important thing in his code.
AN EX-ASSISTANT: Are you kidding? We'd try to set up a get-together for the whole team, and he'd say, "What for? I don't want to be around those sonsabitches any more than I already am."
CARDINAL ASSISTANT RONNIE JONES: Joanie had to hold the dog when they put it to sleep. Buddy was crying too hard.
BUDDY'S SON JIM: You know, that punch he threw at Gilbride may have been the best thing that ever happened for Buddy. It gave him even more recognizability.
BUDDY: I don't know if Dallas has any players good enough to put a bounty on.