On Wednesday, former Colts receiver Reggie Wayne and current Colts defensive end Trent Cole engaged in a public back and forth regarding the franchise’s current struggles. Two of the team’s most important current employees claim they didn’t notice and/or that they don’t care.
“I did not see it,” coach Chuck Pagano said regarding the critique from Wayne that got the ball rolling. Pagano added that he doesn’t listen to the noise from the outside.
“It’s there and it’s always going to be there,” Pagano said. “If you are 4-0, you probably have the same problems going on but nobody is talking about them. But when you are 1-3, what else are you going to talk about? The great record? Come on, let’s keep it real.”
Quarterback Andrew Luck was at least aware of what Wayne said, but not much else.
“Someone just told me before this,” Luck said. “I love Reggie and I have no comment beyond that about it.”
Luck added that he generally avoids the noise.
“It’s not that hard,” Luck said. “I don’t think so. I go home, talk to my girlfriend, talk to my parents, couple close buddies, my sisters. Don’t read much. The sports news I do watch is usually soccer, MLS. . . . [I] don’t watch SportsCenter. No social media. I don’t know, it’s not that hard. I always thought good or bad or whatever anybody writes or says about you, it’s great and all great country opinions and it’s awesome. I know I’m the same way about soccer or hoops. I love listening to the pundits, but when it’s about you or about your profession I’ve just always thought, even since college, even high school if there was an article written about you, always thought it was weird to read it and don’t like it.”
His words were mildly convincing; the delivery (as shown on Thursday’s PFT Live) wasn’t. Which prompted me to invite Luck to play some poker on his next visit to West Virginia.
I’ll even promise not to put on SportsCenter, or anything else that may include discussion of the Colts’ current struggles. Including the video from Bob Kravitz’s visit to the show.