The true competitors, though, are the ones who always play to win.
Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots
Back in the day (October 2004) Tom Brady did an interview with Interview Magazine. From this interview came the above quote. More importantly, Brady talked about his coach, Bill Belichick, and about how Belichick communicates with the players to give them a competitive advantage. Belichick communicates the importance of winning (the attitude) to his team and not the statistics of individual players.
Belichick believes that if everyone on the team is playing to win, then everyone’s stats will get better. You might have heard, “rising tides lift all ships…” (It’s the same thing.)