WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on his expectations with his matchup with Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"I am going into it as the same as any other matchup. I am expecting him to come out and play hard just like anybody else. It will be interesting. Hopefully it will be a good show."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on his opinion of Revis) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"He's good. I mean, he goes out and takes pride in his craft. He is going to make you compete, and hopefully I can do the same for him. He is one of the best out there, and hopefully I can do the things I've been doing and make plays."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on still trying to make plays on a 'shutdown' corner) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"You want to. There is only one way to consider somebody a 'shutdown' type of corner, and that is not to throw to them. Hopefully, I will get my number called a few times on Saturday night and I can come up big. I can expect him to do his best in trying to defend me and hopefully, like I said, I will do the same and go out and make plays."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on how to handle what Jets Coach Rex Ryan says) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"I don't pay it any attention. I mean, everybody is going to have something to say, right? I actually hadn't seen it, but I heard about him and his 'personal' statement, and that's cool. If it's personal, it's personal. Get in line. I mean, I'm sure he is not the only one who feels that way."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on appreciating the run to get into the playoffs, but that is just not enough) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"No. We have some guys that are key to this team and have been put on injured reserve, but that's no excuse. We've got guys who should step in and try their best to make it seem like there is no drop-off, and that's kind of what we have. Guys have been doing great at that. Just getting in, what does that mean? Anybody can just get in, but it's getting in, being successful and moving on to the next stage, and that's what we are trying to get done."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on welcoming the challenge of the Jets secondary) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"You do, you do. In order to consider yourself to be one of the best, you have to display that. I feel like these are two top-notch corners that are in this game and they are going to force you to bring your 'A' game. I accept the challenge. I accept the challenge no matter who we play. Does my intensity change? No, that stays the same. I still prepare the same way and nothing is going to change on that. Like I said, hopefully we go in and start off on the right foot as a team and then we move on from there. We will need everybody to step up even more. We are not going to ask you to do more, but we just need you to just continue to step up. If you have been stepping up, then continue to do that. If you feel like you haven't stepped up, we are going to need you to do that. We are just going to need everyone, like we say, on one band, one sound. We need everybody on the same chord."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if it looks like the Jets leave Revis alone on film) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"They are a Cover 1, Cover 0 type of team. He is on an island sometimes. CB- (Antonio) Cromartie is on an island sometimes. It's being able to, which is going to be up to Peyton, to read that pre-snap and figure out who is on the island by themselves. Sometimes it is both of them at the same time. They are two good corners. They work hard at their craft. You can tell that this is something that they focused on in the offseason, and they have a great defense. The defense causes a lot of havoc and a lot of problems for opposing offenses. So we are just going to have to be able to beat man coverage and get open. I do not think there is one receiver that plays in this league that doesn't feel like they can't get open against man coverage or accepts that challenge. Normally we are playing teams that we get in Cover 2 and we are complaining that we never get Cover 1 or Cover 0 coverage. Well, now we are getting it. So now we are going to have to back up what we have been wanting to get all year. It is going to be good. It is going to be fun. We could not ask for a better game. It's primetime. Everybody will be watching. Hopefully we will go out and play Colts football."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if he helps or has had to mentor WR-Blair White on the run) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"I would not say necessarily say on the run. By the time I got here a lot of the foundation was built. As you guys would know, I wasn't here in the summer. He was able to get with Ron Turner, the receivers coach, and throw with Peyton Manning all summer and get a foundation going. Once training camp came in, I just wanted to lead by example just with my work ethic. Hopefully that was good for him to see and then here and there give him what worked for me and maybe it will work for him. Everybody has their own signature move. He has his own thing and hopefully it has been working for him. Whenever he comes and he asks, I give him the best knowledge I can possibly give him."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on how much help he gives Blair White during a game) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"Sometimes, but he has been doing good in games. Normally when a guy is doing good, what do you tell him? Keep scoring, keep doing your thing."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on the play in the back of the end zone where Blair White got in way of Wayne catching a touchdown) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"I told him, you know that was mine and all of them are not for you. (Laughs) At the same time, on the sideline I told him not to worry about it. I said I would much rather you be out there in my way trying to make a play than just standing there in the way. I can take that. I can accept that even though that is one less touchdown I probably would have had. He is out there and is 100 miles per hour. He's got a lot going on. He's a rookie. He is filling in some big shoes. He is just out there trying to make a play, and that's all you can ask for."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on a message to the Indianapolis Colts fans) Thursday, January 6, 2011
"We are going to need all of that support. We are going to need everything. We are going to need that 12th man to be on their feet like they've been doing for my 10 years here. I believe that they know it's playoff time. So everything now is times 10. We are going to need them to make those loud sounds and cheers and make it hard on the Jets. I think that's the bonus of having a home game, and I think they understand that. I am not worrying about the fans. I already know what they are going to do. They are going to be loud just like always."