As for the rest of the Colts receivers, second-year tight end Coby Fleener may have said it best.
“You can’t replace a guy like Reggie, so it will definitely be a process [making the adjustment]. I think each week I would expect guys to be more comfortable and have a better understanding of the offense,” Fleener voiced.
“But it’s one of those things where you can’t ask guys to just pull out Reggie Wayne and plug in another guy and expect it to be exactly the same.”
Second-year quarterback Andrew Luck, who had quickly developed a bond with Wayne, is also having to get used to the fact that the Pro Bowl receiver won’t be back until next season.
“There is a bit of an adjustment but there’s no excuse for not doing things or not getting better and continuing to improve. Reggie was such a huge part of the offense, still is a huge part of the offense. His leadership, that role he brings. Hopefully, we don’t miss a beat, but there is a bit of an adjustment,” Luck said.
“It goes back to all the practice, games and off season reps that I got to throw to Reggie. That’s not there anymore, I guess. The guys have done a great job with the extra work and making sure they’re in the right spot at the right time. I don’t think we’ll miss a beat.”