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EM: [He gave me] similar advice for both—do your deal and have fun. For the Super Bowl he's a good person to talk to during the week. I got to have dinner with him a few times in Indianapolis and get my mind off football.
DP: If he had a game this week, could Peyton play?
EM: I believe so. I haven't seen him practice. He's been having [team practices and meetings], and I've talked to him. He said things are going well.
DP: But he looks weird in orange.
EM: At Tennessee he wore orange. We were doing a commercial a few weeks ago, and he had the orange Denver jersey on. It takes a little while to get used to.
DP: Do you feel like you should be viewed differently now that you've won two Super Bowls?
EM: I don't think so. I don't feel different. We went 9--7 last year and hardly made the playoffs. It could have easily gone a very different route. We had to make a lot of fourth-quarter wins. Those are fun, but we've got to get better.
DP: I had trouble pinning you down when I was trying to hand you the keys to a Corvette on the podium for being Super Bowl MVP. You scrambled more up there then you did during the game.
EM: If you think it's chaos up there, you should be on the field right after the game. You do what every person does when they're excited: You start running around looking for someone to hug. I find Justin Tuck. I'm talking to him for a second. The media separates us so they can take pictures individually. You're stuck around 75 media people taking pictures as you're trying to find other people to celebrate with. It's really an awkward three minutes. You get to the podium. You get a little space. You see teammates, get your high fives.
DP: Do you wear your Super Bowl ring?