Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne played through cramps on the final drive because he wanted to win the game for head coach Chuck Pagano (Credit: AP Photo)
According to Mike Silver from Yahoo! Sports, Reggie Wayne, who generated a career-high 212 receiving yards on Sunday, overcame “severe cramps” during the final drive of Sunday’s game.
Wayne was willing to suffer through the cramps in order to achieve the larger goal of winning the game for their coach.
“We wanted to win this for Chuck [Pagano] so bad,” Wayne told Silver. “At halftime we were so pissed off at each other. We didn’t play up to par. We didn’t play like a team that was hungry. We challenged each other, got in each others’ faces, said, ‘Hey, let’s be accountable to each other. Let’s trust each other to go out and perform the way we know we can.’”
Wayne went on to explain that is was partially because of Pagano that he re-signed with the Colts this off-season.
“I was at home in Miami getting ready for free agency, my kids running around, nothing but noise, when I saw a ’317′ number flash across my phone,” Wayne explained. “I answered it to see what was up. As soon as I heard the voice on the other line, I knew it was him. I’ve been knowing Chuck Pagano for a long time. This is beyond ‘head coach.’ This is family.”
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