Aaron Donald Quotes.
The more experience you got the more things you are able to go through, and the ups and downs through a season that you had I don’t think it can do anything but make you that much better.
You never know what’s going to happen in the draft. You just wait until your name gets called and then things happen.
It doesn’t ever hurt to try different stuff.
It’s what you work for and grind for. Just to get out there and play the game and try to help your team to win. And in doing that, you just help yourself.
Anytime you’re rewarded for the success you have, you’re going to be happy because you put the body of work in. A lot of hard work. A lot of training. A lot of things you do behind the scenes.
When I have one-on-ones, I usually win those.
Pittsburgh’s home. This is where it all started. This is always going to be home. I always have to get back to Pittsburgh and get some work done.
It’s an offensive league.
Any time you can get the ball back to the offense and they put points on the board, you can win games.
All I can do is do my part and keep trying to open up eyes with what I did on the football field, what I did in my career. Just go out there and try to compete and shock a couple more people.
You can never be satisfied until you are done playing this game. So I’m just working.
If anything, it just motivates me to work a little harder. Anytime your organization invests a big amount of money like that into you, you want to do everything and more to thank them.
You never know what can happen.
I’m just going to go play football – fly around and make some plays. That’s all that matters.
That’s what you dream about. How you not going to think about making the big play, the game-changing play?
Anytime you get rewarded for all the work you put into this game, you’re going to be happy about it.
I was a big Steelers fan.
I want to be great, I want to be mentioned with the best to ever play the game.
Any time you go on the field, you want to dominate as a unit.
All I can do is play football, put it on film.
McVay is a great coach and I think that he’s smart.
Once you start worrying about things, you get down about yourself, whatever it may be.
I’m a competitor; I like to try to be the best at everything I do.
When my name is called I’m going to go in there and give it everything I’ve got.
It’s always good to show that what you’re doing is who you are, what you see on film in the regular season is what you’re seeing at the Senior Bowl.
I feel I can rush the passer well. I feel like I can play the run even better than what I did starting off to when I got in my senior year as far as making plays in the backfield and just being able to break down film a lot better.
You got to become a student of the game. You got to learn the game before you can go out there and play fast.
It’s not that hard to be good, you can be good off raw talent. But I feel like it’s that extra step, doing work and putting a body of work in and doing things when nobody else is watching. When nobody else is telling you to do it, you’re pushing yourself to do it.
I always tell my dad he was training me to be a pro before he even knew it.
I’ve got leverage on a guy that’s 6-6, and I’m strong enough to push 600-plus pounds off on a double-team.
That’s my main goal: to win a world championship.
I don’t care if it was 2 o’clock in the morning after a night game. I had to break down the film by myself before I watched it with the team. I wanted to see everything I did wrong and did right or I wouldn’t be able to sleep.
Just have to be smart. Can’t hurt your team.
I’m always going to be my worst critic.
The big-time player makes big-time plays in big-time games and that’s what we need to keep doing.
You always want to have success, but you never think it will be as big as it is.
I have experience at every position… I think that’s a plus for me.
I’m always getting doubled; I just have to find ways to beat it. Can’t use that as an excuse. Still got to get to the quarterback someway, somehow.
I love L.A., but Pittsburgh just is home. This is what I know. This is where I was born and raised. This is what molded me to make me who I am.
I fell like I’m a well-rounded football player.
I’ve got a good team, got great agents that I know are going to handle the business side, and I trust those guys.
It’s a lot more fun when you’re winning than losing.
People are going to doubt Aaron Donald and they’re going to like Aaron Donald. But at the end of the day, my job is to make plays and let them speak for me.
I grew up with a lot of friends that had a lot of abilities to do a lot of different things and chose different routes and it wasn’t a great outcome for them.
At the end of the day you never know what team still wants what player. You just never know with the draft.
It’s the same thing I have been doing since I was 5, playing the game of football. Going out there when my number is called and trying to make plays.
I know you ain’t gonna win every single one-on-one, but in my mind, I’m supposed to.
It’s a headache, chasing a guy around. I’d rather play against a quarterback that sits still.
There’s always room for improvement. That’s my mindset.
Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time spots. That’s who I want to be.
Experience is everything in this league.
It’s definitely tough on the pass rushers when they say you’re taking a quarterback down and you fall on top of them and it’s roughing the passer. Ain’t really much you can say, it’s just tough.
I love football, but being away from it is tough.
My family, ain’t no more struggling to pay this bill, pay that bill.
You visualize making a game-changing play, that’s what you’re here for.
I’m just a football player.
I’m able to see things and react certain ways, I try to slither through there and try to make a play.
Obviously you’ve got God-given talent to do things that a lot of people can’t do but I actually put the body of work in to get stronger, get faster, trying to work on my technique, trying to do little things that people usually don’t do, just trying to improve my game.
I don’t see myself as somebody special. I just see myself as Aaron, the same guy I’ve been all my life.
I never let nothing ever get to me. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
My main focus is playing football and giving it all I got. I’m trying to go out there and make plays and help my team win.