TD: I think he'd help him a lot. He's helped everybody who's been there, whatever position they play on offense.
But do great quarterbacks really help their successors? Look at Brett Favre and Rodgers. Or Joe Montana and Steve Young.
TD: Joe Montana didn't know when his successor was going to [take over]. Peyton will know he's going to be the quarterback as long as he can play. He doesn't have to worry about the timetable.
Will Colts coach Jim Caldwell keep his job?
TD: I know Jim Irsay likes Jim Caldwell and the job he's done. The Colts had a tough year. But [Caldwell] took [them] to the Super Bowl in 2009. Those guys aren't easy to find. I think Jim Caldwell is going to be the head coach next year.
Were you surprised the Chargers kept Norv Turner?
TD: Not overly surprised. Everybody [thinks] the best thing to do is get rid of people. But when you stop to think about it, who gives us a better chance of going to the Super Bowl next year: the coach who knows these guys and has an offense in place, or someone new? Sometimes [changing the coach] works. [When I was fired] in Tampa, they got Jon Gruden and won the Super Bowl the next year. But it's rare.
If you ran the Colts and wanted a quarterback, who would you take at Number 1?
TD: I like those mobile guys. I saw Andrew Luck play twice against Oregon, and he's a great player. But I'd take Aaron Rodgers over Brady and Brees for the pressure he puts on the defenses with his running ability. I see these guys like Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, and they're intriguing.
So who would it be?