A Rundown of Monday's Happenings at Training Camp
Reggie Wayne has built a 10-year career around being consistent.
From his rookie year to now, there has been a steady climb of improvement.
From 2001-07, he increased his reception total every year. He hit the 1,000-yard mark in reception yards in 2004, and has stayed there every season since.
Wayne has led the league in receptions and yardage since 2004.
Additionally, he forms one-half of the league's most prolific active touchdown duo with Peyton Manning. The two have teamed up for 61 touchdown connections, 20 more than the next closest pair.
Those are all reasons that Wayne is held in high acclaim around the league.
But one thing not mentioned enough about Wayne is that he is consistently there. The Colts' top-wide out has not missed a regular season game since 2002.
Entering the 2010 season, Wayne has played in 134 consecutive games, almost a full season more than the closest wide receiver. Even more impressive, Wayne has started 113 consecutive games, 55 more than Lee Evans of Buffalo, who has started 58 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in the NFL.
"He's been tremendous," Colts Head Coach Jim Caldwell said. "Obviously, anytime you have that length of time that you continue to show up week after week and perform at a high level, that's special. He is a guy that takes great care of his body. He is very, very meticulous in terms of everything he does in relationship to this game. He studies extremely well. He knows his craft and he sets a great pace for the younger guys. To have a guy like Reggie out there every single day as a great blueprint for the rest of the guys to follow makes a tremendous difference."
Consecutive Regular Season Games Played by Wide Receiver
1. Reggie Wayne 134
2. Derrick Mason, Baltimore 122
3. Lee Evans, Buffalo 96
4. Roddy White, Atlanta 80
5. Rashied Davis, Chicago 72
Consecutive Regular Season Starts by Wide Receiver
1. Reggie Wayne 113
2. Lee Evans, Buffalo 58
3. Derrick Mason, Baltimore 55
4. Randy Moss, New England 48
5. Andre Johnson, Houston 39
JAMIE SILVA OUT FOR THE SEASON
Colts defensive back Jamie Silva suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's preseason game vs. San Francisco and will be out for the remainder of the season, the club announced Monday.
"He is certainly a guy that has a lot of spirit," Colts Head Coach Jim Caldwell said. "He runs around and makes a lot of plays for us. It is tough to see a guy out for the entire season. He is a quality guy that helped us in a number of different areas."
Silva, a third-year veteran, appeared in 25 games the past two seasons, totaling 22 defensive tackles and 27 special teams stops. Silva's 15 special teams tackles in 2009 ranked second-most on the team.
NOTE OF THE DAY
The Colts lead the NFL in turnover margin since 2004 at plus-67. Since 2004, the Colts have forced 182 turnovers and turned it over 115 times.
"Every once in a while we have to face it in the regular season so it gives us a chance to go through it again. We have gone through some Monday, Thursday ball games. What you have to do is cut back on the amount of hitting that you do during the course of the week. You have fewer practices in terms of preparation. Sometimes it's better because it makes you scale things back a little bit and it works in your advantage." – Caldwell on how the team prepares when they only have three days between games.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"(Jamie) is definitely important. It is important to have three or four guys who can really get in and play, while keeping that same level of intensity and high level of play going. To lose Jamie Silva is a tough blow for us because he was by far one of our best special teams players." – DB-Melvin Bullitt on the loss of fellow safety Jamie Silva.
The Colts held one practice on Monday that started at 4:00 p.m. and ran nearly an hour. The team will practice twice on Tuesday. The first practice will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the second starts at 7:30 p.m.
The weather in Anderson on Monday was sunny with a high temperature of 82 degrees according to weather.com. Tuesday's weather calls for partly cloudy skies and a high of 83 degrees.