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Reggie Wayne: If you say I’m over the hill, I’ll prove you wrong


As Colts receiver Reggie Wayne recovers from last season’s torn ACL, one thing is motivating him to work harder than ever: Knowing that people doubt he can do it.

Wayne told Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star that “naysayers” in the media are pushing him through his rehab.

“It’s you guys,” Wayne said. “You guys motivate me. You guys say that I can’t do it. I’m 35. I’m over the hill. No way I can come back the same. I wasn’t a big newspaper reader, but I’ve become one. Next time I read it maybe you’ll be saying I’ve found the fountain of youth.”

Wayne has previously said that he believes he’ll be ready to go full-speed during offseason workouts, but that Colts coach Chuck Pagano is telling him to take it easy and not to push himself too hard. Whenever Pagano is ready to let Wayne go, however, Wayne sounds ready to show that he still has a lot left in him.

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36 Responses to “Reggie Wayne: If you say I’m over the hill, I’ll prove you wrong”
  1. runninwild88 says: Apr 18, 2014 8:18 PM

    (most) Of The media is one of the biggest jokes in America. Best of luck to you Reggie

  2. dirtybird70 says: Apr 18, 2014 8:18 PM

    Shh no one say anything. Then he’ll suck

  3. slugbaitspace says: Apr 18, 2014 8:18 PM

    I’ve really enjoyed watching him play over the years, and I hope he comes back BETTER than before. He’s a major weapon for their pass attack, Luck could really use him for a full season.

  4. kolbe213 says: Apr 18, 2014 8:19 PM

    What if we don’t say it?

    I don’t anyone actually said that. Fans want players to do well … so long as “their” team wins.

    Play hard and be safe, Reggie!

  5. filthymcnastyi says: Apr 18, 2014 8:28 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is over the hill, why wouldn’t Reggie Wayne be?

  6. godblessfootball says: Apr 18, 2014 8:34 PM

    Why are there no Irsay stories?

  7. iceburgskin202 says: Apr 18, 2014 8:39 PM

    With the weapons they have around him his should ease back in. Well wishes #eightseven

  8. doall24 says: Apr 18, 2014 8:42 PM

    rooting for reggie wayne!!!!

  9. The Red Rifle says: Apr 18, 2014 8:43 PM

    No, for real though… you’re over the hill.

  10. mrpickelz says: Apr 18, 2014 8:48 PM

    Your on my dynasty team so………you’re over the hill. I hope you prove me wrong.

  11. blue18hutthutt says: Apr 18, 2014 9:04 PM

    I believe him – hands and route running age well

  12. andrewluck12 says: Apr 18, 2014 9:10 PM

    Future hall of famer and a true class act on and off the field. Can’t wait to see 87 ballin again.

  13. jeremycrowhurst says: Apr 18, 2014 9:10 PM

    I think people look at Marvin, and how he couldn’t come back from a less serious injury when he was a little bit younger than Reggie, and they get all negative because of that.

    Don’t listen to them, Reggie. We’ll see you back in the 1,000 yard club!

  14. thefiesty1 says: Apr 18, 2014 9:32 PM

    He can still make Luck a star. Just like he did with Peyton.

  15. coltsreign says: Apr 18, 2014 9:33 PM

    Reggie isnt fast but hes reliable
    Remember the catch against the giants in the pre season

  16. natijim235 says: Apr 18, 2014 9:43 PM

    your over the hill…..prove us wrong – colt fans

  17. clintblairjr says: Apr 18, 2014 9:46 PM

    Andre Johnson still doing in Texas so definiley not doubting this guy. Over the hill is 50 right?

  18. themagicfanguy says: Apr 18, 2014 9:47 PM

    One injured season and he’s over the hill? Ridiculous z

  19. uglydingo says: Apr 18, 2014 10:22 PM

    Interesting to see if Indy drafts one of the top receivers in the 1st round. Reggie has been one of the greats and his skills were still excellent when he got injured. However, good WRs are not always available.

  20. jakescott13 says: Apr 18, 2014 10:23 PM

    Wow. What a super interesting article.

  21. staffordsyear says: Apr 18, 2014 10:31 PM

    One of my favorite wrs..keep it up Reggie.

  22. flyeredup says: Apr 18, 2014 10:33 PM

    You are over the hill.

  23. thetruthcampaign says: Apr 18, 2014 11:04 PM

    I double dog dare you to say it!

  24. foosballisthedevil says: Apr 18, 2014 11:15 PM

    Call a news conference and do sit ups for the media. Works every time.

  25. grimreaper12 says: Apr 18, 2014 11:23 PM

    i never liked reggie. i wish all the best coming back from injury though. good luck!

  26. bert1913 says: Apr 19, 2014 12:50 AM

    reggie, your over the hill

  27. oldfootballisbetter says: Apr 19, 2014 1:06 AM

    i always kinda felt like he never got the praise he deserved when him and marvin were catching passes from 5 head. kinda like john taylor and jerry rice. i hope he kicks ass this year.

  28. osiris33 says: Apr 19, 2014 1:17 AM

    Great player, but you’re done Reggie. Nobody comes back from an ACL at 35.

  29. nobreak1269 says: Apr 19, 2014 1:27 AM

    Sorry Wayne-CJ2K already used that line-come up with your own material.This is the year of the JETS!!!

  30. bjsdad says: Apr 19, 2014 8:46 AM

    Your not over the hill, Reggie, Your down in the valley……..

  31. bayareacolt says: Apr 19, 2014 9:03 AM

    Tell em Reggie.

  32. dcapettini says: Apr 19, 2014 10:30 AM

    What is it about WRs that they just can’t admit that time marches on and that they are no longer the players that they were? TO, Moss, Ochocinco and now Reggie. You made a ton of money Reggie. You have a Ring. You piled up statistics and now it is time to retire gracefully, or at least fade away gracefully. You will be 36 this year and you have taken a lot of hits. Let it go!

  33. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 19, 2014 10:55 AM

    reggie game was never predicated on speed, its route running and great hands, he will do just great coming back, haters!!!

  34. coltsreign says: Apr 19, 2014 12:04 PM

    We got T.Y.
    Hes as explosive as reggie.
    Keep going

  35. winstonjed44 says: Apr 19, 2014 12:56 PM

    I won’t doubt Reggie Wayne until he gives me a reason to doubt. I didn’t expect him to have the season he had in Luck’s rookie season, but he was fantastic. He may be 35 and recovering from an ACL, but with a guy that works as hard as he does I think he’ll round back in to form.

  36. pfffffffffffft says: Apr 20, 2014 1:35 AM

    I did not realize how good Reggie Wayne was until he became the Colts one man receiving show in Luck’s first year. Wish him a speedy recovery and continued success.

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