Reggie Wayne blasts Colts’ front office and players, Trent Cole fires back

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by: Sporting News

Reggie Wayne played his entire career with the Colts, but he has some issues with what his former team is currently doing.

When asked on NFL Network about Andrew Luck’s struggles, Wayne was quick to defend the quarterback. Instead, he placed the blame for the team’s problems on the people in charge.

“I honestly think Andrew Luck is playing pretty good despite some of the O-line woes that they’re having. A lot of people are wanting to criticize Andrew Luck instead of what I think the big problem is,” Wayne said. “I think that big problem is a lot of their front-office decisions. It’s draft picks, or it’s free agent pickups. They’ve missed on a lot of guys.”

The former wideout went on to list players the Colts have missed on, such as LaRon Landry and Arthur Jones. He also mentioned Trent Cole, who Wayne says “hasn’t given [the Colts] anything.” Adding overall, “They’ve used their money to get guys who didn’t do anything.”

Cole, who is currently on injured reserve, did struggle in his first season with the team in 2015. He had a career low in tackles (32) and tied his career low in sacks (three). But, as you might expect, he wasn’t happy to hear what Wayne had to say.

Via Cole’s Facebook page:

I don’t respond to media, but I can’t stand people who think they know what’s going on like he is in the building amongst us, playing beside me and know what some players going through. Put your drink down, quit smoking cigars, watch the damn game and look at playing time of different players and stats! The film don’t lie. So don’t use my name ever again because if you do, these things you will take back them words of time I was playing.

I stay in my lane, because I’m here for my team. This goes for everybody and certainly Reggie Wayne. Reggie I have all respect for you, you will always be a Colt for life. I know you are mad about what you are seeing, but this is not the way to talk about the team who gave you opportunity!

The Colts currently sit at the bottom of the AFC South at 1-3. Unless there’s a miracle turnaround, the Colts will miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season, which hasn’t happened since the 1997 and 1998 seasons — the latter of which was Peyton Manning’s rookie year.

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