The Colt is getting used to a new coach, Jim Caldwell, after Tony Dungy joined me and the rest of the crew on NBC Football Night in America.
Dan Patrick: I don't know what this says about me or you, but a couple times during [Football Night] rehearsals, Tony Dungy called me Peyton.
Peyton Manning: Was it a Freudian slip? That concerns me. Dungy is usually on it.
DP: Are you saying you think he's slipping?
PM: No, I think you were hearing things.
DP: I've got to get Tony energized. Is there a button to push?
PM: I haven't found it. He's a loyal alum, so if you were to bash the Minnesota Gophers, you might get him fired up. But you'd have to go after him hard.
DP: Will you call him after games, or do you think he'll call you?
PM: I got the text before the game the other night. He and I are still going through a transition. He's telling me it's going to be weird watching us, and I think all of our players are trying to get used to him not being on the sideline. Even though he won't be there, his presence will. Coach Caldwell is going to coach from Coach Dungy's book of principles, adding his own flavor to it.