Reggie Wayne on playbook: They’re throwing a lot at me right now

AP

Wide receiver Reggie Wayne is wrapping up his first week as a member of the Patriots and it’s been full of new things.

Wayne is wearing a new number on a new team after spending 14 years with No. 87 on the back of a Colts jersey and he’s also trying to lear a new offensive playbook with limited time to cram in all the new information before the start of the regular season. The scheme may be new but the experience brings back some old memories.

“Like a rookie,” Wayne said, via the Boston Herald. “They’re throwing a lot at me right now. I’m not getting very much sleep. I feel like a rookie all over again.”

Other veteran wideouts have struggled to pick up the Patriots offense quickly enough to make an impact for the team, so it’s not surprising to hear that Wayne’s working hard to pick everything up. With Brandon LaFell on the PUP list and Julian Edelman out of action for almost all of August, the Patriots may need that work to pay off early in the season.

28 responses to “Reggie Wayne on playbook: They’re throwing a lot at me right now

  1. This is why patriot fans laugh when everyone says bill can’t draft a wide reciever. It is the hardest offense in the entire NFL a to learn and usually first round recievers got to where they are because of their physical skills not their smarts. That’s why most of the Patriots recievers are smaller those are usually the guys who got to the NFL despite their size unlike those who are there because of it.

  2. patsxsaintsfan says:
    Aug 28, 2015 2:17 PM
    This is why patriot fans laugh when everyone says bill can’t draft a wide reciever. It is the hardest offense in the entire NFL a to learn and usually first round recievers got to where they are because of their physical skills not their smarts. That’s why most of the Patriots recievers are smaller those are usually the guys who got to the NFL despite their size unlike those who are there because of it.
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    I hadn’t thought of it that way before…that is an absolutely excellent point!

  3. I wonder what Ryan Grigson will think when Brady tosses 2-3 TDs to Reggie when the Pats play the Colts!

  4. The last thing Wayne wants at this point of his career is to be compared to OchoCinco.

  5. Go back and watch Wayne’s first few years in Indy. It took him a while to gain Peyton’s trust. He consistently made mistakes and ran the wrong routes. Once he picked it up, he was great though.

  6. “This is why patriot fans laugh when everyone says bill can’t draft a wide reciever. It is the hardest offense in the entire NFL a to learn and usually first round recievers got to where they are because of their physical skills not their smarts. That’s why most of the Patriots recievers are smaller those are usually the guys who got to the NFL despite their size unlike those who are there because of it.”

    This is honestly the best take I’ve seen on a sports site in ages. Kudos to you. Never looked at it that way.

  7. .
    Belichick has been burned before by drafting Chad Jackson and Bethel Johnson early in the 2nd round. Both had a ton of athletic ability. Neither made significant contributions.
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  8. Reggie, this shows you that Bill is a person who surrounds himself with a great Coaching Staff. Lose a great coordinator, hires another without a beat….. This is a better Coaching Staff than the Colts. Hats off to the Giants those two times the Pats met in the SB…..

  9. Belichick’s bad drafting of WR isn’t just him drafting guys that didn’t get his offense, but drafting guys that weren’t NFL players, who washed out of the league entirely.

  10. terripet says:
    Aug 28, 2015 3:43 PM

    Brady is all done mark it down
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    You said that last year, the year before that and the year before that too.

    Eventually you will be right.

    Here’s my prediction: Eventually you grow old. Mark it down.

  11. Wayne played all those years with Manning and said this NE offense is the most complex he’s seen.

    And the haters continue to insist the only reason the Patriots win is by cheating. El-oh-el.

  12. marianfl24 says:
    Aug 28, 2015 3:52 PM

    I guess it would be hard : First have to study the playbook,then the cheatbook – Too funny !
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    Wow, cheatbook!! That’s high end humor right there!! You don’t get this kind of quality comedy every day, people!!

  13. Randy Moss didn’t have trouble learning the offense. He is more football intelligent than casual fans think. #GOAT

  14. they gotta teach Reggie how to conceal an inflation needle and let 3 pounds out when he gets the ball without anyone seeing

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