Casey Hampton Quotes

Casey Hampton, Jr. (born September 3, 1977), nicknamed "Big Snack," is an American former football nose tackle who played twelve seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Texas, and received All-American recognition. The Pittsburgh Steelers picked him in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Hampton was selected for the Pro Bowl five times.

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Casey Hampton


“It's not going to take some super-human effort. Obviously, everybody has to do their job. I'm confident in our defense, and, if we play the way we can, we can get the job done. We don't have to have one person do something extraordinary.”

Casey Hampton


“I really can't understand how the Jets let him go like that. We knew how good James was. He's a smart guy, can run fast. I mean, what else do you want?”

Casey Hampton


“It's hard seeing your team out there, especially when your team is doing good. You want to be out there helping them. That's the main thing. You want to play so bad, you feel you let them down.”

Casey Hampton


“We've been playing like we're in the playoffs since the last month of the season. We had to win.”

Casey Hampton


“He gets us fired up. He's our emotional leader. He talks but he backs it up with his play.”

Casey Hampton


“He's the emotional leader of this team. You can't take that away from his game. That's who he is.”

Casey Hampton


“Coach (Bill) Cowher takes care of us. This is a football city. You wouldn't want to play anywhere else.”

Casey Hampton


“We try to start fast because we feel that if we get up on somebody we're in good shape, and then we go after them on defense. We try to smother them on defense and stay up on them. A lot of times when you blitz like we do and the team is down, they get to panicking and it's tough for them to come back.”

Casey Hampton


“All that is overrated. You play, and it doesn't matter if you've been here. You forget all about the Super Bowl stuff when you get out there on the field. You've got to be ready to go no matter if you've been here or not. Then, you've got to go.”

Casey Hampton


“I've been able to just focus on helping our guys make plays. I want to make an impact every time I'm out there.”

Casey Hampton


“We kind of got away [from the blitz] with [Tim] Lewis here. We didn't blitz like we did in the past. LeBeau brought it back. You don't know where the blitz is coming from, and that helps.”

Casey Hampton


“He likes to pick a fight. But in so doing he gets us fired up, too. He says things a lot of guys are thinking, but just don't say.”

Casey Hampton


“Knowing that they think that much of me makes it extra special. It's kind of a consolation prize for me.”

Casey Hampton


“You can joke with him and tell stories. He's an older guy, so he wears his pants up real high. We were making fun of him one day. He came back the next day and said, 'Hey, what do you guys think?' He had the pants about an inch lower.”

Casey Hampton


“They have problems because we come at you from so many different kind of ways, they don't know where the blitz is coming from. I think that's the main thing that causes problems (for the offense).”

Casey Hampton