“…I wasn't here when Peyton came in as a rookie in '98, so I'm not sure what kind of ball he threw then. I do tell you Andrew throws a nice, strong ball, a nice strong spiral. I think they both have their pros and cons if I had to match them up right now.”“It helped a lot. We did a lot of talking in between things, just to get a feel for each other. I'd run a route and tell him what I'm used to seeing, what I'm used to happening with this particular coverage. He'd tell me what he thinks. It was a lot more words than just throwing.
“We were out there in the rain and I was ready to go in and he said, 'Hey, we might have a couple of rain games.' That's the type of guy he is. I really felt it was real useful.”“As I'm telling them, I'm a rookie all over again, too, dealing with offensive terminology and philosophy. Guys think because I'm the older guy, I can grasp it easier. It keeps me on my toes.
“We've got some young receivers who want to learn, guys taking great notes, heavy notes. I'm a big note-taker. When I see them taking notes, I know they want to get better. …It's going to be exciting. I like where we're headed."“It makes me want to pick up my speed a little bit. It makes it all fun. I try to see who's the Mike Wallace of this offense. Guys are just out here acting like the Olympics, running as fast as they could.”
“They're all Smurfs. I thought once they put on pads, they'd get bigger, but they're still Smurfs. Not only are they Smurfs, but when they get the ball, they're dangerous with it.”“It takes time. It's not easy. It's not master's (degree) hard, but it's not kindergarten easy, either. We're taking it day by day to build that relationship, build that trust, as well as other receivers, linemen, running backs, tight ends.”“He's toned it down, totally. This is a different Chuck Pagano than the college guy, but at the same time he's still fun. He still loves the game, still loves to teach and gets a kick out of guys improving and getting better every day.”“People say 'depleted,' I say younger, hungrier. I don't know. I love the teams of the past, but we know once we sign those contracts, anything can happen. I wanted to be here to help build this foundation and get the Colts back to the old winning days.”