Top 85 Eric Reid Quotes

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“We want our president to be a president and not threaten to shut down the government over a wall. To change the oppression that happens in this country, it has no place in the world, let alone America.”

― Eric Reid

“We’ll continue to hold America to the standard it says on paper that we’re all created equal because it’s not that way right now. But we’re going to keep pushing towards that.”

― Eric Reid

“If I have another concussion and I don’t feel like I can play anymore, then I won’t.”

― Eric Reid

“Ever since the eighth grade, I can honestly say I cut out carbonated drinks from my diet and started focusing on hydrating my body well. It’s a message that needs to get out, especially in the south.”

― Eric Reid

“I mean, football is a violent sport.”

― Eric Reid

“I’ve had concussions, and I’m still here. I still love the sport.”

― Eric Reid

“I think players on all teams are close.”

― Eric Reid

“I do like playing strong safety.”

― Eric Reid

“I trust my ability to play in any defense.”

― Eric Reid

“I think that’s awesome to have a former player in the GM role, somebody that not only understands the game of football but has played the game of football.”

― Eric Reid

“I majored in business at LSU before I left.”

― Eric Reid

“I have a job to do, so I’m gonna do it.”

― Eric Reid

“For one, when has Jay-Z ever taken a knee to come out and tell us that we’re past kneeling? Yes, he’s done a lot of great work, a lot of great social justice work. But for you to get paid to go into an NFL press conference and say that we’re past kneeling? Again, asinine.”

― Eric Reid

“I try to look at myself to get better as a player.”

― Eric Reid

“I try not to look too far ahead.”

― Eric Reid

“I’ve been very fortunate and blessed to have been able to play football at LSU.”

― Eric Reid

“It was always my dream to go to LSU and play football.”

― Eric Reid

“I’d like to think I improve every day. That’s the goal. I try to.”

― Eric Reid

“We have to speak up for those who can’t do it for themselves.”

― Eric Reid

“My faith is ultimately what led me to start protesting and it’s what continues to drive me.”

― Eric Reid

“Faith without works is dead.”

― Eric Reid

“I have a military background in my family.”

― Eric Reid

“My mother served in the Armed Forces.”

― Eric Reid

“Three of my uncles served in the Armed Forces.”

― Eric Reid

“In fact, my mom would have gone to the Persian Gulf War had she not been pregnant with me.”

― Eric Reid

“Guys that are playing in the preseason are one play away from being a starter.”

― Eric Reid

“In the stands, I’ve always heard the people yelling. When I’m in the community, when I get approached, I can honestly say I’ve not had anybody say stop kneeling in public. It’s all been supportive.”

― Eric Reid

“I believe I’ve got to speak up for my people.”

― Eric Reid

“Football is a game.”

― Eric Reid

“We have to lower our guard and know saying something’s wrong isn’t a bad thing.”

― Eric Reid

“Any time you do something – a protest – you know there’s going to be backlash.”

― Eric Reid

“You know you can’t satisfy anybody.”

― Eric Reid

“When it comes to the NFLPA, I don’t have problem saying what’s right, whether it upsets somebody or not.”

― Eric Reid

“My goal every day is just to get better at something.”

― Eric Reid

“As long as you focus on getting better at one thing a day it accumulates.”

― Eric Reid

“It’s important to discuss the issues that we have in our country.”

― Eric Reid

“I think our society today, the negativity is at the forefront, so you see all the people that have outrage about this or that.”

― Eric Reid

“Everybody evaluates their own situation as far as playing this game.”

― Eric Reid

“There are issues in this country that a lot of people feel strongly about.”

― Eric Reid

“I believe that there are issues in this country – many issues, too many to name. It’s not one particular issue. But there are people out there that feel there are injustices being made and happening in our country on a daily basis.”

― Eric Reid

“It’s not easy to do the unpopular thing.”

― Eric Reid

“The goal is to talk about the issues that are happening in this country with the ultimate goal of making change.”

― Eric Reid

“I still bleed purple and gold, so it was a no-brainer for me to go to LSU.”

― Eric Reid

“The game of football has changed for me. It was a personal goal for me at first. But now it’s a way to provide for my family. It’s a way to provide for my daughter. I’m just ecstatic that I can do that.”

― Eric Reid

“Tackling is my favorite part of the game.”

― Eric Reid

“I love big hits.”

― Eric Reid

“You can’t serve God and money.”

― Eric Reid

“I think I’m a very versatile player, that’s how I was at LSU.”

― Eric Reid

“I played a ton of special teams at LSU. I’m familiar with it, I’m comfortable doing it.”

― Eric Reid

“You’ll do anything for your child and that’s what I’m doing.”

― Eric Reid

“I’m not going to change the way I play.”

― Eric Reid

“I can’t imagine how traumatic it must be to have a gun pointed to your head for no reason at all.”

― Eric Reid

“At the end of the day, you’re just another person in society. It doesn’t matter how much fame you have. It doesn’t matter how much money you have.”

― Eric Reid

“I refuse to be one of those people who watches injustices yet does nothing.”

― Eric Reid

“It is paramount that we take control of the story behind our movement, which is that we seek equality for all Americans, no matter their race or gender.”

― Eric Reid

“We know that racism and white privilege are both very much alive today.”

― Eric Reid

“It has always been my understanding that the brave men and women who fought and died for our country did so to ensure that we could live in a fair and free society, which includes the right to speak out in protest.”

― Eric Reid

“All three of us boys, we grew up playing soccer. It was all of our first love. One of my coaches actually wanted me to try out for the U.S. national team, but I decided to quit to pursue football.”

― Eric Reid

“I love cars.”

― Eric Reid

“I have a Mercedes, which is a pretty fast car. It’s not a Lamborghini.”

― Eric Reid

“I’m from Louisiana, and I’m used to having space and a yard.”

― Eric Reid

“I expect to work hard, earn the respect of my teammates and hopefully I can start.”

― Eric Reid

“It’s funny, you’ll probably find me more often watching soccer than a football game, because I get enough football in my daily schedule.”

― Eric Reid

“It’s really exciting for me and my brothers to watch the World Cup.”

― Eric Reid

“Being from Louisiana, I’m very familiar with the heat and what it can do to you if you don’t take care of your body.”

― Eric Reid

“I prefer safety. That’s what I’ve played my whole life, but if the team needs me to play linebacker, then I’ll do it.”

― Eric Reid

“When I’m on the field, I just do my job.”

― Eric Reid

“I think I’m a very cerebral player.”

― Eric Reid

“I pride myself on knowing the defense.”

― Eric Reid

“I pride myself on being able to get the guys lined up on the team, and being a great teammate and also doing my job.”

― Eric Reid

“For me, when I make a mistake on the field, it hurts. I usually don’t forget it until the same situation comes up and I make it right.”

― Eric Reid

“The Players Coalition is an NFL-funded subversion group, so that’s why I removed myself from them.”

― Eric Reid

“The Great Depression, they come out with the New Deal, black people didn’t have access to those government stimulus packages. The New Deal set up what is known as the modern-day middle class. We didn’t have access to programs – the G.I. Bill, Social Security, home loans – none of that.”

― Eric Reid

“Nothing will change unless you talk about it.”

― Eric Reid

“There’s nothing like being on the field, taking on blocks, chasing after fast guys.”

― Eric Reid

“I was taught growing up that you always do what you believe.”

― Eric Reid

“I’ve just always done what I’ve felt is best, according to what the Bible tells me. That’s why I started protesting, and that’s what I continue to do every day.”

― Eric Reid

“I feel like I would be a hypocrite not to use my platform to speak up for people who are facing oppression in this country. I did it and I still do it because I believe it’s worth letting people know that if we do this together, if we stand up together we can make change.”

― Eric Reid

“You’d like to think we’re past certain things, the way we treat people. I thought we were at a time where you love your neighbor as yourself. But as I’ve studied history – it hasn’t repeated itself necessarily, but it’s dressed a little different and is acting the same.”

― Eric Reid

“We’ve got to keep fighting. Got to keep agitating. Got to keep making sure that we put pressure on the people who make the laws, and the decisions, in this country.”

― Eric Reid

“It’s nice to get comfortable with the plays before the season starts.”

― Eric Reid

“Obviously I descend from Africa.”

― Eric Reid

“I think that’s something that we as black people in this country have been robbed of. I compare it to my brother’s wife, who is Hispanic. She was born in America but her parents are from Honduras. She speaks Spanish. She knows the culture. But most black people, we were robbed of that. We don’t know our heritage.”

― Eric Reid

“There’s always opposition when you speak on topics like I’m speaking on. But I’m a black man in America. I grew up black in America. You can’t tell me that what I’ve experienced and what I’ve seen is not true.”

― Eric Reid

“I will keep speaking for my people.”

― Eric Reid
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