INDIANAPOLIS – Following a game not up to Reggie Wayne's elite standards, the Colts 14-year veteran was back on his weekly radio show.
Wayne fielded questions about his Thanksgiving, the play of Boom Herron/ and Johnny Manziel.
On the Colts offense and the biggest hurdle being its own mistakes:
"We can't go deep in the playoffs with having mistakes after mistakes. But once we buckled down (Sunday) and everybody got in gear, it showed you what type of offense that we have and that's playing without a Dwayne Allen, without Ahmad Bradshaw. We have some weapons offensively that can really hurt you. If you focus on one or two other guys, we are pretty deep and we have something that a lot of teams don't have."
On the play of Boom Herron:
"I was super happy for Boom. The reason being is Boom this offseason, last season he had a season ending injury. He had a torn pec. He was placed on IR. I was placed on IR so during the offseason we both were there at the same time. We saw a lot of each other. I saw how hard Boom worked to get back and to gain form. Just for him to finally get his opportunity, it's huge. That's what you like to see. You like to see guys that work hard and finally get their number called and show up big.
"I remember two weeks ago against Jacksonville getting called out with the starters and you should have seen the excitement on his face. He was so excited to have that opportunity. He came up to me and I said 'Hey bro, this is it. This is what you worked hard for. This is what that whole offseason workout was for, to get back to 100 percent and to be ready to play. This is not just about special teams now. This is an opportunity for you to play big.' He's been really trying his best to just try and capitalize on his opportunity. If you watch him in practice, the man is 100 miles per hour every day in practice."
On the emergence of Donte Moncrief:
"This game here, it just seemed like here everything was falling into his lap. He had two big touchdowns in two big blown coverages.
"He's very capable of scoring touchdowns and doing something with the ball. But I mean, man if you're going to have a coming out party, do it at home, at a time when it's needed. He had a pretty good game. He was excited. Just him being in the same room as me, I'm excited for all those boys. I wish them well at all times. He's a humble guy. He works super hard in practice and I was just happy for him to go out there and have a big game."
On his impressions of Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel:
"I don't know much about him except for the money symbol. I do know he had a lot of hype coming into the NFL. All that hype is in college. I do know that he is a scrambling quarterback. I don't know much about him. I didn't watch much college football, unless it was Miami. But I do know he has a lot of hype around him. I do know there's a lot of people out there in Cleveland that want him to play."
On his Thanksgiving:
"It was great. We had a lot of family in. Something about that holiday for me, it does something. I guess because it's in the middle of a season and you've got so much to be thankful. Just to spend that time with your family is always a great moment."