Reggie Wayne still has trouble with the lights at Lucas Oil Stadium.
He’s not one to make excuses, and I don’t read John Oehser’s blog entry as Wayne trying to take cover from a dropped deep ball in the Colts’ loss to San Diego. The receiver can be matter of fact, and this seems kind of matter of fact.
“I’ve had trouble with those lights for the last two years,” Wayne said. “I don’t know if it’s just eyes gone bad, but I lost it in the lights. Normally, when you see the ball release from Peyton [Manning's] hands, you keep track of it, but when he’s already thrown the ball and you look up, the first thing you look at is right in the lights.”
“It tends to blind me more than others, but it’s something you have to get used to.”
It’s got to be frustrating for a star like Wayne to get to play in a glorious new building like Lucas Oil Field and know such a thing is going to be a factor for him.
ESPN Stats & Info has Wayne tied for second in the league with seven drops, but he has been targeted 24 more times than any of the other four receivers with seven or eight drops.