Wayne: It's Going To Be A Physical Game

Reggie Wayne talked to the the media earlier this week. Find out what the Colts' star receiver had to say about his game-winning catch against Houston, laying against Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, what he expects from Baltimore, the Colts' struggles at Lucas Oil Stadium, and more!

On the lack of consistency in the passing game and if people have been spoiled by the success in recent years:

"Not only in Indianapolis, I think we've spoiled everybody. So whenever things don't go right, all of a sudden we're off, or whatever the case may be. We can't fall into that trap. The only thing we can do is continue to go out there and play football."

On the Colts offense against the Baltimore defense:

"It's the same, typical Baltimore. They do a lot of stuff over there defensively to try to cause some confusion. Hopefully we just keep the same mindset and just go out there and try to get first downs and score touchdowns."

On his relationship with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed:

"It's pretty good. We're all from the same school, so it's brotherhood. Hopefully (Ray) will ease up on me when I run that drag route."

On if he wants to take advantage of the injured Baltimore secondary:

"I try to take advantage of everybody that's out there hurting. I mean, we're hurting too, so I guess that offsets everything."

On what he thought when he saw the replay of his game-winning one-handed grab at Houston:

"Just me working and trying to make a play. My number was called and just trying to find a way to make something happen. We had a nice little surge, so why not be the guy that gets the winning touchdown? Why not add that to your accolades? At the same time, that's something we practice every day with our receiver coaches, catching the ball with one hand and trying to keep your feet in bounds. It all came to light."

On if he knew it was a touchdown when they reviewed it:

"I was a little shaky. I knew I had the ball, but I wasn't sure about my feet at the same time. It's never good when you have to leave it in the referees' hands. I was praying like everybody else. Once I saw the replay then I knew it was good."

On if he has seen the catch on TV:

"I've actually seen it once, but I've heard it's been airing all day the last couple of days. I normally at the end of the games go in and try to watch the highlights and see what all my friends have done in the league. I saw it, and one time was good enough for me."

On where that catch ranks of all if his:

"I don't know. They way everybody is talking about it, it's kind of hard not to put it at the top. I've had some catches in my career that a lot of you haven't seen. I made some good catches in high school."

On points being at a premium against the Baltimore defense:

"They are. Last year was kind of something that you can't really live on. Not taking anything away from those guys, but they were kind of down last year when we played them. We played them the game after they played New England, and you could tell they kind of put all of their eggs in one basket that game and it didn't work out right. I wouldn't say that they packed it in, but it's really different when a team knows it's not in the playoffs and a team is. They're balling right now. They're going to be hungry. They're on a two-game losing streak if I'm not mistaken, so it's going to be a physical game."

On that they should play in Baltimore because they haven't won at home:

"Hopefully we can get that turned a little bit. We need to get a taste of how it is to win at home. We haven't done that yet, so I think this would be a good start."

On it not being Lucas Oil Stadium:

"I don't know if it's the building or not. I don't know. I hope not, because if it is, we're in trouble. We just have to get everybody going. We just have to get everybody on the same page and believe into the system. Hopefully the last five minutes of the last game will give us a jump-start."

On how close they are to clicking and if it is just a play here or there:

"It's always just a play here or there, no matter what it is. Gonzo (Anthony Gonzalez) will tell you, if he catches that deep ball on the sidelines, it keeps that drive going and if we score a touchdown or get a field goal, we go up either 13 or 17 to nothing. That would change the game tremendously on their part. Now, they have to start passing a little bit more. So it's always a play here or there that can determine the whole game."

On what happened on the deep ball in Minnesota he dropped, and if the defender had something to do with it:

"Minnesota, don't remind me of that. It would have been 93 yards. He jumped early and distracted me, and at the same time I tried to move away from his arms and I lost it in the lights. It hit me right in the hands. If I catch that I'm still running right now. It could have been the longest touchdown of my life. I actually saw the ball rolling in front of me. It's not a good feeling."

On if they made four or five plays they normally make, no one is asking about ‘What's wrong with the offense?':

"Exactly. Every game is going to have its own personality, whether it's one play, two plays. Offensively, defensively, special teams, if we make that play, if we make that tackle or we make that kick or we make that catch, it can change a whole game. That's just how it is and you just never know when that play is going to be."


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