LaVon Brazill ready to be “a big part of (Colts) offense”
Standing just a few feet away from Reggie Wayne’s empty locker, LaVon Brazill knows the challenge that lies ahead.
The task might seem daunting but Brazill is ready to embrace it.
“I want to show them what I’m capable of doing and that’s being a big part of this offense,” Brazill said of helping to replace Reggie Wayne.
“Do what got me here, make plays, catch the ball, keep the chains moving, let my work do the talking.”
After returning from a four-game suspension to start the 2013 season, Brazill put in perspective what the time away from playing and practice meant for the second-year wide receiver.
“(Helped me) grow as a man,” Brazill said on Wednesday. “I messed up and paid the consequences. Now I’m ready to move forward and put all that behind me. I’m ready to make a play and I’m ready to do it.”
Those opportunities gave the Colts 2012 sixth round pick the “confidence” to play at the NFL level.
In Wayne’s absence, the Colts young receivers have turned to five-year veteran Darrius Heyward-Bey for leadership.
On Wednesday, Chuck Pagano spoke to DHB’s leadership and the message for the entire receiving corps moving forward.
“I said you guys were around the guy (Wayne) long enough. You understand from a practice standpoint, preparation standpoint, film study, all those type of things, you saw a future Hall of Famer do it for however long you’ve been here, so just emulate that.”