For many of Reggie Wayne’s teammates, Sunday was not only a chance to get on the field and contribute to a Colts victory but also have a front row seat to one of most impressive receiving performances in club history.
First-year Colts cornerback Josh Gordy watched in awe from the sideline has Wayne’s 13 catches for 212 yards continued to add up.
“Like I told another guy, you aren’t in the league for 12 years for no reason,” Gordy said of Wayne. “Especially a big game like that, he stepped up with a career high. That’s over 12 years, so that was a big time game for him to step up.”
Several times on Sunday rookie tight end Coby Fleener was the first one to congratulate Wayne after another of his receptions.
Fleener has only been a teammate of Wayne since late April but admitted that the Colts feed off that type of effort.
“Unbelievable,” Fleener said of Wayne’s output. “(Sunday) was one of the most remarkable performances by any football player that I’ve ever seen.”
Of the 55 passes that quarterback Andrew Luck threw on Sunday, 20 of them were in the direction of Wayne.
The career day for Wayne is even more impressive considering he was going up against two of the league’s best cornerbacks in Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson.
Colts running back Donald Brown is the longest tenured offensive teammate of Wayne on the roster and he has witnessed numerous trips over to the jugs machine for No. 87.
“He makes those catches in practice so I’m not really surprised,” Brown said following the 30-27 win over the Packers. “He’s one of the hardest working individuals I’ve ever seen so I’m happy for him.”
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