Wayne not impressed with Collins signing
Reggie Wayne didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for new teammate Kerry Collins, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.
Asked about the signing of the 16-year veteran to be the Colts' starter if Peyton Manning can't answer the bell for the season-opener against Houston on Sept. 11, Wayne sounded less than enthusiastic that the veteran Collins could get up to speed in the Indy offense.
"We don't even know him, we ain't vanilla, man, we ain't no simple offense. So for him to come in here and be the starter, I don't see it. I think that's a step back,” Wayne told the Associated Press.
Collins, who faced a similar situation when he joined the Tennessee Titans just before the season opened in 2006 and started, admitted it could be a tall order.
"It's going to be like a foreign language," Collins said. "The concepts may be the same, but they call it something completely different. So that's going to be a challenge, and that's why I need bust my tail, get in the classroom and hopefully I can get to the point where I can get out there and operate the offense efficiently."
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com