Milt would like to play another season as well, one more shared thread in lives cut from the same cloth. "It's hard to ignore the fact that you can only play football for so long," he says, "but you can be a doctor for the rest of your life." Keep your options open, his father used to say. That maxim is now as integral to Milt's philosophy as it is to Bill's. And as the years unfold, Milt's example may well endow his own children with the same hopeful outlook, the same expansive sense of opportunity. Would he want to see his sons emulate him as closely as he emulated his father, extend the McColl tradition of MDs playing in the NFL? "I feel the same way my father did," Milt says. "If that's what they want to do, I certainly will support them, but it's up to them. All I can do is give them the pros and cons of what I've been through." In that, as so much else, he is his father's son.