Inside The Headset: Trent Dilfer [PODCAST] - WP

Inside The Headset: Trent Dilfer [PODCAST]

This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Super Bowl XXXV champion, and current Lipscomb Academy Head Coach, Trent Dilfer’s session from the 2020 AFCA Convention. Coach Dilfer discusses the importance of developing pros, the concept of thermostat leadership, and the significance of Energy, Effort, Attitude, and Focus.

Trent Dilfer led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl championship in 2000 and was a lead analyst for a variety of ESPN programs. The 14-year NFL veteran joined ESPN in July 2008. Dilfer played for five teams during his career, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994-99), Baltimore Ravens (2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-04), Cleveland Browns (2005), and San Francisco 49ers (2006-2007). Dilfer led the Ravens to a 34-7 victory over the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. The 1997 Pro Bowl selection finished his career with 20,518 passing yards. Dilfer was the sixth overall pick by the Buccaneers in the 1994 NFL Draft out of Fresno State University.


  • [1:38] Start of interview
  • [2:45] “Not about winning a game, but winning a life”
  • [10:53] The importance of developing pros
  • [19:19] The concept of thermostat leadership
  • [22:17] The significance of E.E.A.F.
  • [23:40] E – Energy
  • [30:12] E – Effort
  • [35:00] A- Attitude
  • [36:37] F – Focus
  • [41:27] A winning process

You can follow Coach Dilfer on Twitter.

Be sure to Rate, Review, and Subscribe to the Inside the Headset podcast and follow us on Twitter.

Have any questions, comments, or ideas for the show? Send us an email at podcast@afca.com

RELATED CONTENT: Inside The Headset: Adam Cushing [PODCAST]

RELATED CONTENT: Inside The Headset: Coronavirus Strength Coaches Panel [PODCAST]


For more information about the AFCA, visit www.AFCA.com. For more interesting articles, check out AFCAInsider.com and subscribe to our weekly email.

If you are interested in more in-depth articles and videos, please become an AFCA member. If you are ready to join, please fill out the AFCA Membership Request Form.


Comments 3

  1. Pingback: Inside The Headset: David Braun [PODCAST] - AFCA Insider

  2. Pingback: Inside The Headset: Kyle Whittingham Victory [PODCAST] - AFCA Insider

  3. Pingback: Inside The Headset: DJ Mann [PODCAST] - AFCA Insider

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *