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Andrew Luck: Reggie Wayne is still our leader


Andrew Luck is the Colts’ franchise quarterback, but he’s not their team leader.

Reggie Wayne recently said he considers Luck the team president, while Wayne considers himself the vice president. But Luck said on Mike & Mike that he believes Wayne, who arrived in Indianapolis 11 years before Luck, still deserves to be considered the leader.

“I still defer to Reggie Wayne as the leader of our offense,” Luck said. “But I think as a quarterback there’s a natural progression of leadership, the older you get. I definitely feel more inclined this year to share my opinion if I feel like it’s necessary, or to talk in front of the guys, or what have you. As a quarterback you assume a natural leadership role.”

What Luck can do, he said, is help his teammates understand the Colts’ new offense. New Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was Stanford’s offensive coordinator during Luck’s final season in college, so Luck knows the offense better than his teammates.

“Not that it’s easier, but there’s definitely a much higher comfort level,” Luck said. “We are technically in a new offense, but I — having played with it in college — makes it so much easier to help teach it, and that is a big part of playing the position.”

But when it comes to naming one team leader, Luck will still defer to Wayne, the team’s 34-year-old elder statesman.

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19 Responses to “Andrew Luck: Reggie Wayne is still our leader”
  1. 5150cd says: Aug 26, 2013 10:21 AM

    Here’s your AFC South winners.

  2. krillian says: Aug 26, 2013 10:41 AM

    Reggie Wayne is one of the all-time greats. Seriously, what a ridiculously good player who’s done it the right way for an exceptionally long time. He should be HOFer.

  3. retsiemfoh says: Aug 26, 2013 10:41 AM

    Luck is one of the most humble players in the NFL. It’s hard not to like this guy.

  4. dbdcrewmatt says: Aug 26, 2013 10:44 AM

    Does this guy ever say anything wrong? Manning 2.0

  5. cadillacjosh says: Aug 26, 2013 10:48 AM

    It’s pretty amazing to think how good the Colts number one reciever position has been for a number of years.

  6. dexterismyhero says: Aug 26, 2013 10:56 AM

    Probably do better than our current Prez & VP!!!

    Just saying.

  7. fryeways says: Aug 26, 2013 11:19 AM

    Great leaders begin by following. Luck will be a great leader for the Colts for a long time.

  8. andrewluck12 says: Aug 26, 2013 11:35 AM

    Reggie has become my all time favorite colt over the past few years. i remember seeing the man crying in week 16 of the ’11 season when he caught the game winning td pass against the texans. to see him crying because he thought he would never play in lucas oil again sealed the deal. and i’m glad we have #12 leading us. never been more proud or excited to bleed blue. Coltstrong!!

  9. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 26, 2013 11:39 AM

    (in my crying T.O voice) THATS MY QUARTERBACK…………

  10. 12444uggg says: Aug 26, 2013 11:45 AM

    Reggie is still a bad dude. I see every reason for Luck to delegate the leadership roll to a guy of Wayne’s caliber.

  11. skoobyfl says: Aug 26, 2013 12:24 PM

    I haven’t seen this much love since Ft. O’Flaherty was in town.

  12. facetooth says: Aug 26, 2013 12:43 PM

    Andrew Luck? They should change his name to Andrew Schmuck because he has low football IQ.

  13. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 26, 2013 12:47 PM

    For a Titans fan, I sure was clicking “thumbs up” on a lot of these responses …

  14. themagicman1223 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:48 PM

    Oh my how the Colts got lucky, have Peyton Manning as your quarterback for more than a decade and draft this guy. Meanwhile some teams are still looking for a franchise QB.

  15. kerbyjr1 says: Aug 26, 2013 12:49 PM

    It’s going to be hell on wheels come week 1 go raiders. Don’t lose by 20

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 26, 2013 1:05 PM

    Andy will be ready to take over as leader once he can grow a full beard. It’s a Quaker tradition. He will also be able to drive the buggy alone at that time.

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 26, 2013 1:06 PM

    Wayne calls Luck “the president” because he looks like some of the less flattering portraits of Abe Lincoln.

  18. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 26, 2013 1:19 PM

    The vets were riding Luck about that awful looking neck beard. He told them he will shave it when the treatments he is taking to grow a jaw start to have effect.

  19. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 26, 2013 2:05 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:

    a jags fan??? for real??? ya gotta be kiddin me??!!

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