Found July 25, 2012 on Gridiron Experts:

Indianapolis Colts Reggie WayneNow that the Indianapolis Colts have made the decision to look towards the future and have drafted Andrew Luck, how will this affect the future of Reggie Wayne?

With the abilities and talent that Luck seems to possess, will that translate into success for Wayne? Luck seems to be as solid a rookie starting quarterback that has come along in quite a while. So with that said, how will this new duo work together for the upcoming season?

I have only watched a handful of Luck’s college games, but what catches my eye the most about him is his maturity and composure. He has a solid arm and looks to be very accurate with his throws. To me Luck is very “Manningesque”, and seems to possess many of the talents and traits that made Manning one of the best, if not the best quarterbacks in the league. Luck should be able to lead and earn the respect of the team, especially the offense. He will bring stability to the position, which the Colts sorely lacked last year. By having Wayne at his side, it should make Lucks transition from college to the NFL a little easier.

As for the effect Luck will have on Wayne’s season and the rest of his career remains to be seen, but I feel Luck will only help, no pun intended. I believe even though Wayne may be on the back end of his career, he should definitely rebound and have a solid 2012 season. By Wayne re-signing with the Colts he has given Luck a solid and reliable target to go to. Even with Andrew Luck being a rookie and having all the pressure of being the number 1 pick, there is no question Wayne will be his go to receiver. Wayne’s stats should definitely improve over last year if only for the Luck effect. With the lack of depth the Colts have at wide receiver, Wayne should see an increase in his receptions. Also, with the lackluster running attack the Colts have, and the fact they should be playing in come from behind mode in most games, also leads me to believe Wayne should have a better season. He should finish the year with about 1100 to 1200 yards in receiving, and about 7 to 9 TDs. This doesn’t make Wayne an elite receiver, but definitely a solid number 2 receiver to put in your line up.

Andrew Luck has the makings of a solid rookie, which should have a huge impact to the Colt’s attack and Wayne’s season. With all that being said Reggie Wayne still has above average hands and is an excellent route runner, which will be key in his success for working with Luck. Taking Wayne anywhere from the 7th to 8th round should be a very safe bet. Getting him any later than that would be a steal in my opinion.

Fantasy Football:


Dwayne Allen Signs, Coby Fleener Soon to Follow

Although he did miss the first day of workouts with the rest of the rookies, Dwayne Allen won't be missing any more time due to a contract dispute, as he signed his rookie contract this afternoon. Allen says he's ready for fall workouts, and he should be. There's no reason why Allen and Fleener should have missed any time today, especially since the players surrounding...

Edgerrin James to join Ring of Honor

Few former players are as beloved in Indianapolis in the way that Edgerrin James is loved. His efforts, attitude and lasting impact on the city have made him a fan favorite and a man that fellow players admired. In September he will join other Colts greats in the Ring of Honor: Owner Jim Irsay said on that James “embodies the talent and competitive nature we seek in...

Reggie Wayne Is A Public Servant

Bruce Wayne ain't the only one fighting crime T... Before Peyton signed with the Broncos, the rumors were flying around that Wayne would land where ever Peyton decided to go. Didn’t happen. Wayne stays home and tries to help the Colts franchise regain it’s swagger. Luck will need Reggie’s help with his precision route running and great hands.  Wayne’s still only...

Colts sign 2nd-round pick Coby Fleener

The Indianapolis Colts have signed former Stanford tight end Coby Fleener, the last of the team's 10 draft picks to agree to a contract. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed Wednesday. Fleener was selected in the second round, 34th overall. Teaming with fellow Colts rookie Andrew Luck at Stanford, Fleener had 34 catches for 667 yards - a 19.6-yard average - and 10 touchdowns...

Colts sign 3rd-round draft pick Dwayne Allen

The Indianapolis Colts have signed tight end Dwayne Allen, their third-round draft pick in April. Team officials did not provide details about the contract. The deal means Allen will report on time to camp Saturday. The team's first full practice at Anderson University, about 30 miles northeast of Indy, is scheduled for Sunday. Allen is expected to help rookie quarterback Andrew...

Fleener, Allen signed; Indianapolis Colts Try to “Build the Monster”

  The Colts have signed rookie tight ends Coby Fleener (left) and Dwayne Allen in time for training camp. The whirlwind off-season that began on March 7th with Peyton Manning’s release will end on July 28th in Anderson, IN with the opening of training camp, and all of the “New Colts” will be there to participate. Last night saw the signing of both rookie tight ends Dwayne...

Colts Authority Radio Open Thread 7/25/2012

On Tonight's show, Greg, Laura, Rohan, and Kyle get you set for training camp, as we discuss the signing of Andrew Luck, the contract status of TEs Allen and Fleener, Edge to the Ring of Honor, and the Colts reporting to camp on Sunday. Listen to internet radio with Colts Authority Radio on Blog Talk Radio Or follow along on your mobile device with Stitcher...

Edgerrin James to join Indy's Ring of Honor

Colts' career rushing leader Edgerrin James will join the team's Ring of Honor on Sept. 23. James was one of the catalysts in Indianapolis' remarkable turnaround in the late 1990s and helped make Indy a perennial Super Bowl contender. In 2001, James injured his knee in October and missed the rest of the season. It was the only time from 1999 through 2010 the Colts missed...

Indianapolis Colts 2012 Fantasy Preview

Rebuilding seems to be the theme for the 2012 Indianapolis Colts and for good reason. This is a team that went an NFL-worst 2-14 and ranked near the bottom of the league in yards (30th) and points per game (tied 28th). For the disaster that was the 2011 season, it wasn’t all bad, considering the Colts were able to pick up Andrew Luck who officially brings an end of the Peyton...

State of the Franchise: Indianapolis Colts Summer 2012 TEs

With the kind of widespread team change that has occurred in Indianapolis following the 2011 NFL season, fans are presented with the dawning of a new era and reason to track the team's progress as it moves into the future with a clean slate. A new general manager, coaching staff, scouting staff, franchise quarterback, and major player turnover all make what Colts fans knew from...

Colts positional breakdown: linebackers

**Leading up to the start of training camp, Everything-Colts will be giving you breakdowns and ratings on each position group, making you more knowledgeable about the entire Colts team.** Today's entry is about the linebackers. The transition to the 3-4 is not an easy one, but this group is filled with young stars and solid vets. The position that has changed the most...

Donald Brown Has The Nike Experience At Finish Line

Screw My Adidas T... Donald Brown has the inside track to start at RB for the Colts, as the coaches sang his praises in OTAs. The Colts offense could surprise with Luck at QB, so Brown could have pretty decent value if he wins the job this preseason. Don’t Sleep On Willis McGahee Don’t Get Busted With Reggie Bush

Indianapolis Colts 2012 NFL Team Preview

Athlon Sports is counting down its 2012 NFL preseason Power Rankings with in-depth team previews, schedule analysis and more as the start of the...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.