For many NFL veterans well into their 30s the preseason schedule of four games might seem a bit monotonous.
Reggie Wayne will begin his 13th preseason slate on Sunday and for him the preseason is business as usual.
“When you go into them any other way, bad things happen,” Wayne said of his approach to the four game preseason schedule. “Honestly I take them very serious for the most part.”
The Colts offensive coordinators might have changed in 2013 but having Wayne line up at different spots is here to stay.
“The name of the game is you want to try to create mismatches, so Pep (Hamilton) does a great job of moving everybody around, trying to get the receivers on a linebacker and things of that nature,” Wayne said.
“I’ve been all over, so right where you thought you saw me the play before, I’ll be somewhere different the next. So stay tuned.”
During Wayne’s Friday press conference he offered Colts fans some more insight into what exactly his role will be in Hamilton’s offense.
There’s going to be some more blocking duties for Wayne, something that many receivers would turn a shoulder too, but not this one.
“If you need me to turn 87 into 78, I’ll block. Whatever you need me to do that’s what I’m here to do. I just want to do whatever I can to help this team win games.”
“If it’s blocking, if it’s going across the middle, if it’s getting somebody some Gatorade, whatever it is, I want to do it. I want to do it good and I want to be the best at it.”
One area where Wayne wouldn’t delve into too much on Friday was his individual goals for the season.
It’s all about the team goals for Wayne and at the age of 34, the six-time Pro Bowler is ready to get started on achieving those.
“We know what our goals are and that’s one, the division, two, try to get the best seed that you possibly can for the playoffs and three is to hoist that trophy. So that’s more the goals that’s more in bold print more than all the individuals.”
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