Reggie Wayne resigned* with the Colts the other day. I thought he would be gone. If you're going to rebuild, then let's get serious about this. Now, I actually don't mind this signing, especially in light of some of the other moves they've made.
*That is he signed again. He didn't quit.
I don't think Reggie Wayne would have remained a Colt if Pierre Garcon* had stayed around. Since he bolted to Washington, Wayne made for a very attractive back up plan. Despite Garcon being significantly younger, I think most Colts fans would rather take Wayne over Garcon any day, myself included. He's a more accomplished, more reliable receiver. He will give Andrew Luck somebody to throw to, which is very important. The last thing the Colts need is for Luck to be a bust because the team has been stripped down to bare bones around him. He also provides a link to the past, when the Colts did things the right way. He is the veteran leadership this team will need to mold back into the Colts of the Manning era.
*Sorry, I can't seem to get the accent mark to show up in Weebly.
This isn't to say I'm happy Garcon is gone. As you may be aware, Garcon went to Mount Union College,* which is a Division III powerhouse. He was in school the same time I was, back when Mt. Union won every year instead of being the runner up every year. So I'm probably one of the few Colts fans that have followed Garcon since his college days. I'm sure most of the others to do this probably went to a Division III power as well, most likely Wabash or DePauw. Although chances are better it was Wabash, since we make the playoffs just about every year as opposed to every five or ten. Burn!
*At the time. It has recently renamed itself to the University of Mount Union. I still like the MUC abbreviation much better than UMU. I haven't gotten used to it yet over at D3Football.com.
I like seeing D3 guys do well in a larger stage, and Garcon maybe more than most because we were in school at the same time. He was the premiere D3 athlete of my collegiate generation. Of course, a big part of that is because he was a Division I talent, but he didn't have a Division I SAT score. Normally that would put him out of the running at most smaller schools that don't do athletic scholarships, but Mt. Union is known to be, well, loose with their admission criteria. They claimed it was because Garcon is Haitian and he didn't do as well on the SAT because he is a native French speaker. I'm sure his football ability had nothing to do with it.
In any case, I do wish Garcon well in Washington. I just think the Colts, although it might not have been exactly drawn up this way, made the right decision.
Oh, and good back-to-back blowouts by the Pacers over Portland and Philadelphia. Philly is a playoff team, currently sitting a spot ahead of the Pacers due to leading their division. Portland isn't quite as good, but they're only 3 games under .500 as of today. There are definitely worse teams the Pacers could have beaten by 20.