Play haunts Wilhite, but he's moved on
FOXBOROUGH -- Jonathan Wilhite was the player in coverage when Reggie Wayne hauled in a 1-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Manning with 13 seconds remaining as the Colts rallied to stun the Patriots, 35-34, Sunday in Indianapolis.
Talking with reporters for the first time since the play, Wilhite, who finished with five tackles, one pass defended, and an interception against the Colts, admitted he re-ran the play in his mind numerous times Sunday night, but has since moved on.
"You wouldn't be a football player if you didn't think about it,"
said Wilhite. "Wayne made a good catch, Peyton made a good throw. It happens in football."
Wayne faked like he was going to run a fade route, a play the team ran earlier in the fourth quarter, then cut inside on a slant.
Manning delivered the ball where only Wayne could haul it in.
Wilhite, who started five games this season and registered 21 tackles and four passes defended, says his attention has turned to this week's game against the Jets.
"The Jets are a good team, they beat us last time & We need to focus more on them than dwelling on the past."