I don't really have anything to add about yesterday's no-show in Arizona. It's the second time in three weeks that the Colts have been blown off the field by an average football team, and it's the fourth-straight game that they've dug themselves an early hole (outscored 93-12 in last four first halves). One game might be a fluke, but this is starting to become a trend.
The good news is that even with a loss to Tennessee on Sunday, the Colts will win the division as long as they beat terrible Houston and Jacksonville teams at home. Football Outsiders won't update their Playoff Odds spreadsheet until tomorrow, but I would guess that the Colts' AFC South odds are still at around 90%. The bad news is: does anyone actually think this team will do anything once they get to the postseason?
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Reggie Wayne made a triumphant return to his own radio show this week, and to welcome him back, Andrew Luck stopped by as well. We spent an hour with the guys in front of a packed house at George's Neighborhood Grill yesterday. Here are some of the highlights...
Reggie was originally going to rehab his knee in Miami, but the Colts asked him to return to Indy to be with the team. He attends film sessions, and meetings despite not being able to play on Sundays. Andrew talked about the impact of having him there, and Reggie told us about his responsibilities on the sidelines:
It was reported that Luck gave an impassioned halftime speech to fire up the Colts when they were trailing 17-6 at halftime of their last game against Tennessee. He threw water on that, but did say that he feels more comfortable talking in front of the team in year #2. Reggie discussed his leadership, too:
We had asked Reggie in the past about Trent Richardson's struggles, and had the chance to get Andrew's thoughts. He echoed some of what Trent had to say to Stephen Holder of the IndyStar earlier in the week: