After former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne criticized the team’s front office for failing to put good enough teammates around Andrew Luck, one of Luck’s teammates fired back.
Colts defensive end Trent Cole wrote on Facebook that he doesn’t appreciate Wayne’s criticism.
“I don’t respond to media, but I can’t stand people who think they know whats going on like he is in the building amongst us,” Cole wrote. “So don’t use my name ever again because if you do, these things you will take back them words of time I was playing. I stay in my lane, because I’m here for my team. This goes for everybody and certainly Reggie Wayne. Reggie I have all respect for you, you will always be a Colt for life. I know you are mad about what you are seeing but this is not the way to talk about the team who gave you opportunity!”
Appearing on NFL Network this afternoon, Wayne insisted that although he’s not in the building, he follows the Colts closely and knows what he’s seeing.
“I watch all their games. I woke up at 9 o’clock last week to watch a 9:30 game in London. I’m still watching these guys,” Wayne said. “I want Robert Mathis to do well. I want D’Qwell Jackson to do well. I love [Adam] Vinatieri — he’s looking younger every year. I want those guys to have an opportunity.”
But Wayne believes that Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson hasn’t brought in enough young talent to go with Luck and those veterans he mentioned. And Wayne will keep pressing that point, even if it ruffles some feathers in Indianapolis.