Colts Daily Headlines: October 14th Edition
It’s Monday and the Colts are less than 12 hours away from Monday Night Football. Today’s news looks at Trent Richardson staying on schedule and Reggie Wayne approaching yet another milestone.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Monday, October 14th.
By: Mike Wells, AFC South Blog
Trent Richardson hasn’t been with the Colts for even a month and his coaches believe that the second-year running back is right on schedule.
“I’ll say it again, he’s on schedule,” Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said. “He had some big runs for us late in that game. That third-and-5, that was a huge play in the fourth quarter. For him to really put his head down and found a way to grind out the five yards we needed for the first down. He’s on schedule. He’s very much confident and competent in his ability to go out there and execute our offense. He’s made some plays for us.”
Richardson, who has rushed for 151 yards on 51 carries in three games with the Colts, echoed Hamilton’s words.
“People have been on us about the running game and it’s going to come,” Richardson said. “When it does come, it’s going to come hard. We’re going to have a lot of bandwagoners and we don’t need all that. When it does come, it’s going to come hard and it’s going to come fast, too.”
By: Mike Wells, ESPN.com
When Reggie Wayne entered the NFL, he wanted to keep all the footballs that were part of special moments.
Now, just four catches away from 1,000, Wayne laughs at the idea.
“I guess I didn’t think that through,” Wayne said, laughing. “I should have known I was going to catch more than eight touchdowns. My wife looked up and she was like, ‘You’re just going to have a wall of footballs.’ I had to stop that. Now they’re in a big pile. Every once in a while I go through them and look at them and try to remember that catch. I’ve never been good at that.”
Wayne will have to find some space for the ball he catches for his fourth reception in Monday’s game against the San Diego Chargers.
He’s four catches shy of becoming the ninth player in league history with at least 1,000 career receptions. Former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison is third on the list with 1,102 catches.
“When I first got in, I just wanted to feel like I was part of the family,” Wayne said. “You don’t look down 13 years later and expect yourself to still be playing. A thousand catches, that’s not something I ever dreamed of. It’s kind of a weird feeling. It feels kind of weird to talk about it. But I’m happy. I guess that just shows that I’ve been playing for a long time.”