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Reggie Wayne

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on being in a position now to start passing WR-Raymond Berry in some franchise receiving categories and what he learned from seeing WR-Marvin Harrison already do it) “It comes with the territory.

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on being in a position now to start passing WR-Raymond Berry in some franchise receiving categories and what he learned from seeing WR-Marvin Harrison already do it) * *

"It comes with the territory. Whenever you put in time, work and effort, those kind of accolades are going to come your way. I've learned from Marv to just go out there and do it and do it on a consistent basis and get the job done. Everything else comes with it."

 WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on having a lot of respect for WR-Raymond Berry)

"I do. I believe that he's helped paved the way. He's one of those guys that did it and did it the right way, and gave us young bucks the opportunity to go in and try to hunt him down a little bit. He's a great person. I've met him a few times. Whenever my name is mentioned in the same category with him, it is always an honor."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if these last two weeks have been difficult production wise)

"It's part of the game. There is nothing I can do. As long as we win, I'm excited. You're going to have those games where you're going to be bothered and some games where you disappoint a couple of fantasy coaches. That's kind of how it goes. That's how this game is played. It's a chess match, and it's a game of thinking. I understand a lot of teams are going to key on me. We just need those young guys, WRs-Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie, to go in there, step up and make plays."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on how he doesn't get frustrated)

"You just stay focused and play ball. At some point in time, they're going to call my name. If you mope and complain and things of that nature, you're not going to be ready for your opportunity. Take for example the last game, the first three quarters I was not a factor, but in that fourth quarter on that long drive we had, I got a couple of plays thrown my way. I got a big gain and then I got another one on third down to keep the chains moving. You just have to be prepared whenever your number is called. That's just the way it goes. It's been kind of like that all year. It's my week one game and then it's TE-Dallas (Clark), then (WR-Austin) Collie will have a big one. Whenever you have that many bullets in the chamber, it's always a positive. It's never a bad look."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on being a decoy)

"That's the beauty of it. I can go to QB-Peyton (Manning) on the sidelines and say, 'You know what? They've been doubling me on certain plays.' So, Peyton will send me on a nine-route just for the fun of it, and I'll take two guys out of the picture. I do what I can. If I'm running a decoy route to get an extra guy out of the picture, then that's what I have to do. That should be a positive for us. That's how it goes. I've been here, I've seen it go all kind of ways. I've seen them double Marv (WR-Marvin Harrison) and leave me single covered. Now, it's my turn I guess. I guess they always said the grass isn't greener on the other side. That just goes with the territory. You just have to keep playing."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if his reputation allows the other receivers to get open and post big numbers because the other team is concerned about him)

"I would hope so. If not, then I need to pick my game up. I believe in certain points it is what it is. Last game, (Pierre) made some big plays, (and) during the game you think, 'I was open.' But when you look at film, they have two guys around me, so Peyton did a good job of making the right read. That's just the way it goes. You just hope that those guys continue to make plays and kind of take the attention off of me. Until then, I'll just keep balling."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on how often it happens that he thinks he's open and then on film he sees that he really wasn't)

"It goes 50/50. Sometimes, I feel like even when I'm doubled, I'll beat double coverage. That's just the way it is. Like I said, it's a chess match. Hopefully, you make the right move, and the opponent makes the wrong move."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if it's nice that the Colts can clinch homefield advantage, stay unbeaten and have the longest regular season win streak in league history with a win on Sunday)

"Whenever you have the opportunity to do it early, it's always great. I guarantee that there are 31 other teams that wish they can do it in one week. It's always a bonus. I guess we can kind of pat ourselves on the back for going and staying focused and playing good football throughout the year. You'd rather get it done in the beginning of December than the end of December. (Head) Coach (Jim) Caldwell has done a great job of understanding the guys and understanding how our bodies feel and giving us a little blow here and there and keeping us fresh for Sundays. It's worked out for us. We have an opportunity to go ahead and have it all clinched up, and kind of have our minds set for accomplishing another goal that's in the future. It's always great."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if he'd rather play or ease up if the team clinched homefield advantage)

"If it's up to me, I want to play. I feel like my body is built to play throughout the regular season. If I had the opportunity to put my two cents in, I would play. We all have our own personal goals that we try to get, and I can guarantee you that I need all the rest of these games to attain those goals. (Laughing) But if Coach Caldwell decides to sit guys, who are we to (question) his authority?"

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if 16-0 means anything to him)

"Whenever you have the opportunity to get records and history and those sorts of things, it's always good. But is it one of our goals? Not necessarily. We all have the main goal and that's to make the Super Bowl. If that particular goal is in the way and we can accomplish it, let's go ahead and knock it down. But if not, we still have the main goal to go for. Not that my two cents matter, but I would love to be a part of that."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if they polled the locker room how many would want to continue to play)

"It probably would be the majority, but a lot of those guys have nicks and bruises that they probably feel like they (can play through). I have a foot. I have a lot of stuff that you can check off the list. But I've been playing with that foot. It would probably start hurting more if I don't play. Probably a majority of the guys would want to do it, but some of the guys may want to rest. I guarantee you the closer we get to being undefeated, a lot of those guys will want to play. That's just the nature of how it is. Everybody in this locker room is a competitor, and they want to be a part of something that never has been done."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on Head Coach Jim Caldwell having the final decision and deciding to rest the players even if all 53 want to keep playing)

"That's how it is. We can all get vetoed. That's the way it goes. He has the ultimate decision. If we could double all our votes, it really doesn't matter. Whatever he says goes."

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