Vinny Testaverde Conference Call Highlights

Vinny Testaverde shares his secrets of staying in good enough shape to still play at the age of 43, preparing for the Colts, and more!

On not expecting to be doing conference calls a month ago and how it has all played out...

"No, not in the NFL anyway. It's been great. Every year I say the same thing to myself: ‘As long as I'm healthy and having fun and I'm contributing to a team, I want to be part of the NFL.' So each year for the last five or six years, it seems to work out that somebody needs another quarterback. I seem to land on my feet and find myself contributing and having fun and doing those things that I talked about."

On how he keeps himself prepared...

"The thing is, I kind of make working out my lifestyle anyway. So I'm in the gym every morning, I'm lifting weights, I'm on the treadmill doing some of the things. The only things that I don't do are football-specific things like throwing or dropping back. And I've done that for so long that I just felt like if I got called back like I did with the Panthers, that I could just slip right in to form within a couple of days and go from there."

On if he will eventually not play because he is not into it mentally more than physically...

"I certainly hope that's the case because nobody wants to see their skill diminish or retire from injury. I hope at some point I will come to the realization that I played a long time, and let these young boys go at it for a while and that they can do without me."

On if NFC teams, who don't often play the Colts, have a more difficult time facing the Colts and Peyton Manning because a lack of familiarity...

"I just think Peyton Manning has had a lot of success no matter who he's playing. He's just on top of his game and one of the best quarterbacks that I've seen play in a long, long time. He'll go down as one of the best quarterbacks in history. And there's a guy up in New England (Tom Brady) that I feel the same way about. They do everything well. They know how to use their weapons, they know how to use their snap counts. Whatever it is, they take advantage of everything they can possibly use in a game."

On if he thinks there is a chance that teams look past other NFL teams when they have a big game coming up the following week...

"I really don't think so. I don't think a team like Indianapolis, with the experience they have both on the coaching side and player side, that they will look past anybody. It doesn't matter what their record is, I just know that they're too mature and too good to look past anybody. That's just my own belief."


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