After arriving back in Indy at 5 AM Eastern time from Monday night’s loss in San Diego, Reggie Wayne was a good sport to join us on short rest for the weekly show the other day. Obviously, there’s a semi-large football game this week between the Colts and Broncos, but we spent some time talking about the disappointing performance out West first.
How about this for a “Stat of the Day”? Since the start of the 2006 season, the Colts are 5-4 against the Patriots but just 1-6 against the Chargers. After comparing San Diego to a gnat last week, Reggie expounded on why it seems like the Chargers are a hurdle that the Colts always have trouble jumping over:
Personally, I haven’t been a big fan of Chuck Pagano and Pep Hamilton’s “Power Run” offense from the get-go. That scheme generated just nine points in Monday night’s loss, but equal blame goes to the defense for its inability to halt San Diego’s long scoring drives. We asked Reggie if the play-calling has been too conservative:
We shifted to the big news this week: Peyton Manning’s return. NBC had already started running promos for the Colts-Broncos matchup before the Chargers’ game. With the media circus in full swing, Reggie dispelled the notion that the Colts were looking ahead to Denver and past San Diego:
Wayne caught 67 touchdowns from Peyton Manning when the two were teammates, but when we asked him his favorite Peyton memory, it had nothing to do with football:
Listen to the full show here.