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MIKE DITKA: "Because he's a quarterback, people don't look at him as a tough guy, but he is a tough guy. He could have played in any era. I'm surprised he's No. 20. I was probably a part of that because I didn't pick him high, but you take a guy like that for granted. Great football player. He's a combination of [Johnny] Unitas and Bart Starr to me. Peyton's a cerebral guy, and I look at Starr as smart as anyone who played that position. He had the ability to make the throw, and that's something that Peyton has always done."
FLOYD LITTLE: "Dwight Freeney is absolutely relentless. When he was hurt two years ago before the Super Bowl, he played hurt because his team needed him there. The fact that players want to play when they are hurt demonstrates that they could play in any era because in my day you had to literally hide a guy's uniform to keep them from playing. Because when it was time to play, we went out and played. I think he's the greatest defensive end of his era. He's not only fast but proficient; he wreaks havoc on the offensive line. When he gets off that ball, he is relentless to get toward the QB. I've never seen someone that focused."