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WAYNE TRYING TO CARRY WEEK 1 PRODUCTION INTO REST OF SEASON

Posted by Kevin Bowen on September 14, 2012 – 1:50 pm

Last season at this time, wide receiver Reggie Wayne was heading into Week 2 of the regular season with seven grabs for 106 yards and a touchdown.

That type of production wouldn’t be seen for another 11 weeks.

Wayne didn’t have 100 yards receiving or a touchdown again until Week 12 and his highest catch total was five until Week 16.

That was last year.

This is now.

Wayne had nine catches for 135 yards against the Bears and is primed to carry that output into this week and beyond.

In those nine catches, Wayne made several one-handed and diving grabs.

While those catches might seem extraordinary to fans, Wayne looks at it as part of his job to just ‘catch that ball.’

“When you’re on that field, it’s do whatever is possible,” Wayne said. “That’s what we signed up for. If its there, you’re going to do whatever you’ve got to do to try and catch that ball.”

“I’m going to give my body up to get that completion for (Luck) because that’s what you want to do especially with a young quarterback. You want to be able to help build his confidence, kind of get him in that zone. Whenever he’s in that zone, just like a receiver, you feel like you can’t be stopped.”

The Colts and Wayne are looking to start their home slate with a victory and the Pro Bowl receiver said it doesn’t matter what week it is, he just wants a ‘W.’

“It’s important to win period. It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, you want to win, that’s the main objective. You want to win as many as you can,” Wayne said.


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