Alan Zemaitis Quotes

Alan Zemaitis (August 24, 1982) is a former professional American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 4th round (#122 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and is an assistant coach for the East Lake Eagles High School Football team

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Alan Zemaitis


“I didn't believe in my own ability. I didn't have confidence.”

Alan Zemaitis


“Getting these three wins puts a staple on the fact that we're a different team. But these were three wins we were supposed to have, and the Big Ten is a whole different season in itself. We're starting over now.”

Alan Zemaitis


“Getting these three wins puts a staple on the fact that this is a different team this year.”

Alan Zemaitis


“I feel wonderful. It's something when you put your mind to it, battle all adversity and nobody giving us respect _ when you get what you wanted at the end, it makes it that much better.”

Alan Zemaitis


“We wouldn't be where we're at now (without him). None of you all would be talking to me. We probably wouldn't even be in a bowl.”

Alan Zemaitis


“I always say that we're the backbone of the team. We're our toughest critics. ... It's just that we've got so many expectations for our defense, and we really want to go out there and not have anybody score -- not even have anybody come into our territory.”

Alan Zemaitis


“It's always going to put the game into perspective. And it's always going to put life into perspective.”

Alan Zemaitis


“It's very important. From the beginning of the season, I always told the media and the young guys understood this that it is up to us to teach these guys how to do it. Don't even worry about it. We're going to get our wins and we're going to make sure that these younger guys understand that we can build a legacy here and that it's not going to stop with just this season.”

Alan Zemaitis


“We're beginning a dynasty. We want to have something like USC. The way we (taught) the underclassmen I think we have a real good shot at doing that.”

Alan Zemaitis


“As a whole, as a team, we have to fine tune our game. This is our first game and we have a long way to go until the Big Ten.”

Alan Zemaitis


“The thing about great teams is if you don't finish the story, it ain't going to be a story that's going to be remembered. We go out with a loss, it's going to feel like everything we did, in essence, was nothing. We brought a lot of stuff back. But for our seniors, for the young guys, we've got to go out with a win.”

Alan Zemaitis


“He was an immediate impact. That's what I saw out there, he came out there and it was like he never left. He picked up right where he left off, and, with him out on the field, it definitely improves our defense.”

Alan Zemaitis


“The [offense] feels like they can score on any play and that's how we have to have it. Just like we feel like we can get a turnover on every play.”

Alan Zemaitis


“It's definitely about making big plays. I definitely like the problem where we score where we get the rock. That's a little exclamation point.”

Alan Zemaitis


“Knowing that we'll never see each other again like this is going to be emotional. Regardless of what happens in this game, it's about us as people. Not seeing their faces every day and joking around is what I'm going to miss the most.”

Alan Zemaitis