Colts Daily Headlines: October 15th Edition
The Colts returned home just a few hours ago after a 19-9 loss on Monday Night Football. Today’s news looks at the Colts mistakes and Reggie Wayne’s milestone.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Tuesday, October 15th.
By: Stephen Holder, Indy Star
It was another slow start on Monday night and that snowballed into just nine points and zero touchdown drives for the first time all season.
The Colts could blame a variety of factors: the Chargers’ aggressive passing game; the performance of rookie receiver Keenan Allen; the concussion that sidelined inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman.
But the biggest damage in this game was kind that was self-inflicted. In many ways, the Colts did this to themselves, contributing to their defeat with dropped passes, ill-timed penalties, missed tackles and overall unsound football.
“We gave this up,” a downcast Reggie Wayne said in the losers’ locker room.
It was a laundry list of all the things the Colts have generally done well in 2013 but failed to do on an otherwise beautiful Southern California night.
“Nobody wants to go out there and drop balls and miss blocks and make penalties,” Wayne said. “But that’s part of the game. We’ve just got to correct them. That’s out of the norm for ourselves.”
By: Mike Wells, ESPN.com
The moment came during an up-tempo, two-minute drill midway through the fourth quarter but should not be forgotten.
The 1,000th catch was a 21-yard reception on which Wayne had to go low to get the ball before it hit the ground.
Wayne finished Monday’s 19-9 loss with five catches (1,001 overall) for 88 yards. He passed Hines Ward (1,000) for eighth place on the NFL list.
“It’s a great honor,” Wayne said. “It’s a humbling experience to be in an elite class with a bunch of guys who have helped pave the way for guys like myself. I wish it was more of a greater celebration. I would rather take the W than any accolades.”