Pats sign Reggie Wayne: Colts Fans Collectively Vomit

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Timing of the news reports suggest Wayne was signed before he had a chance to get to Green Bay. Could the signing have preemptively thwarted a rival? Or does Occam apply and he was signed because the Pats need him?
There are a number of reasons to sign Wayne, but signing him to keep him from going to GB is likely at the bottom of that list. 
 

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I say the signing has already been worth it: http://coltfreaks.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1787&sid=9d00fa20a62f01537d9ea37489777da1
 
"*vomits*"
"Reggie no"
"I get it, its about the money. But if he suits up for them... I'm gonna be one salty SOB"
"He'll cease to be my favorite Colt of all time if he signs with, ugh, them."
"Yuck yuck. Go to Green Bay, Reggie!"
"Cheats fans are acting like this is the greatest thing ever. " [Poster's note: eh, NOPE]
"I just threw up a little."
"Other colts greats that play(ed) for other teams and I am ok with that. But not NE. no. never."
 
And my favorite:
 
"I don't like this universe."
 

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I love the "I get it, its about the money" quote. Like his motivation couldn't be about competitive desire. It's not like ge turned down an offer from the colts to sign with a rival.
 

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I say the signing has already been worth it: http://coltfreaks.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1787&sid=9d00fa20a62f01537d9ea37489777da1
 
"*vomits*"
"Reggie no"
"I get it, its about the money. But if he suits up for them... I'm gonna be one salty SOB"
"He'll cease to be my favorite Colt of all time if he signs with, ugh, them."
"Yuck yuck. Go to Green Bay, Reggie!"
"Cheats fans are acting like this is the greatest thing ever. " [Poster's note: eh, NOPE]
"I just threw up a little."
"Other colts greats that play(ed) for other teams and I am ok with that. But not NE. no. never."
 
And my favorite:
 
"I don't like this universe."
 
 
Colts fans referring to the Patriots as cheaters is rich, I'll give them that.
 
As far as the bozo who said "Patriots fans don't have the balls to come here" or other such drivel; this is the first I've heard of a Colts forum, I just assumed they didn't have one as they were too busy harvesting fucking corn all day long.  Ever drive through Indiana?  It's a real treat; corn on the left, corn on the right for three hours.
 
 

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If he does stick, he'll lose Brady pretty quickly if he keeps up with the alligator arms I seem to remember from last year. Not that I blame any player being tentative laying out for a ball over the middle.

Of course I could be mistaking him for someone else since I have been drinking bud light limes this evening, aka jolly green Giants ejaculate.
 

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54thMA said:
 
Colts fans referring to the Patriots as cheaters is rich, I'll give them that.
 
As far as the bozo who said "Patriots fans don't have the balls to come here" or other such drivel; this is the first I've heard of a Colts forum, I just assumed they didn't have one as they were too busy harvesting fucking corn all day long.  Ever drive through Indiana?  It's a real treat; corn on the left, corn on the right for three hours.
 
 
I hate this sort of criticism.  So because they are farmers they are worse football fans than you?  What makes you so fucking interesting?
 
If you can't attack the message, don't start making fun of where people are from.  It's middle-school level stuff.   
 

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Well. This is awkward:
 
 
“What I know I’m not going to do is go somewhere else and play for one year,’’ he said. “Nobody else. I don’t have the time to be dipping and dabbing, one year here, maybe one year somewhere else.

“Put a stamp on it. Stamp it. Colt for life.’’
 

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Can we go after the fans and team in general rather than where they live?
 
This is a fan base who generally feels that their team is a model of purity, with a former coach that was granted to them by the grace of God and allowed them to look down upon all others.  The reality is much different, as the Colts as a franchise have had as many issues as most teams and more than some, from a drug addled owner, to player conduct issues (DWIs come to mind), PEDS, suspicions of piped in crowd noise, tampering with visitor locker room environmental conditions, and a few claims of radio communication blackouts, and tanking a season for Luck.  And of course clearly influencing the whole Deflategate mess. 
 
Most of which seem never to stick for whatever reason. 
 
Fuck em.
 

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GregHarris said:
Can we go after the fans and team in general rather than where they live?
 
This is a fan base who generally feels that their team is a model of purity, with a former coach that was granted to them by the grace of God and allowed them to look down upon all others.  The reality is much different, as the Colts as a franchise have had as many issues as most teams and more than some, from a drug addled owner, to player conduct issues (DWIs come to mind), PEDS, suspicions of piped in crowd noise, tampering with visitor locker room environmental conditions, and a few claims of radio communication blackouts, and tanking a season for Luck.  And of course clearly influencing the whole Deflategate mess. 
 
Most of which seem never to stick for whatever reason. 
 
Fuck em.
 
You left off the team abandoning another city in the middle of the night after extracting a super-sweetheart deal from the new place.
 

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Yikes. I'd like to see if the incentives are reasonable. Seems like a lot. Guess he's not getting cut.
 

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Can we go after the fans and team in general rather than where they live?
 
This is a fan base who generally feels that their team is a model of purity, with a former coach that was granted to them by the grace of God and allowed them to look down upon all others.  The reality is much different, as the Colts as a franchise have had as many issues as most teams and more than some, from a drug addled owner, to player conduct issues (DWIs come to mind), PEDS, suspicions of piped in crowd noise, tampering with visitor locker room environmental conditions, and a few claims of radio communication blackouts, and tanking a season for Luck.  And of course clearly influencing the whole Deflategate mess. 
 
Most of which seem never to stick for whatever reason. 
 
Fuck em.
Plus they're in Indiana!

Edit: good points re: the fan base. They've always been holier than thou. Hopefully Wayne has enough left in the tank to contribute to at least one more Colts beatdown this season.
 

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Colts fans refusing to swear on their message boards will never get old to me. 
 

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By all means (I mean, not that I'm an authority or anything), attack the fans for their behavior or attitude or whatever that relates to how they approach football.
 
But attacking them as fans based on their profession, or based on their geography, is just small-minded snobbery.
 

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Turrable said:
Colts fans refusing to swear on their message boards will never get old to me. 
 
Sorry to disappoint ya. It most likely is just their auto-filtering:
 
"I can't hate on Reggie, but I sure as **** won't root for him."
"Reggie is still a Colt, just going under cover, will sabotage that **** org from the inside out."
 
Plus, the passive-aggro level is high over there (bold is the poster's):
 
"We chose to move on from him"
 

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I hate this sort of criticism.  So because they are farmers they are worse football fans than you?  What makes you so fucking interesting?
 
If you can't attack the message, don't start making fun of where people are from.  It's middle-school level stuff.   
 
Can we at least all agree that Indiana sucks? The longest year of my life was the week I was out that way for a friend's wedding.
 

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Can we at least all agree that Indiana sucks? The longest year of my life was the week I was out that way for a friend's wedding.
 
I have no love for the state of Indiana as a political entity, nor for its geography.
 

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How much is guaranteed?

My tolerance level is high:

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Seriously.. this guy Doyel is a tool:
 
"But Colts fans have the right to their opinion on that, and roughly 25 percent of the Twitter reaction to the mere possibility that Wayne would play for that team, and catch passes from that quarterback, so soon after that game — the one where the Patriots (unnecessarily) cheated during a 45-7 blowout of the Colts in the AFC title game — was ugly."
 
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2015/08/24/doyel-reggie-wayne-patriot-traitor/32281889/
 

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GregHarris said:
Can we go after the fans and team in general rather than where they live?
 
This is a fan base who generally feels that their team is a model of purity, with a former coach that was granted to them by the grace of God and allowed them to look down upon all others.  The reality is much different, as the Colts as a franchise have had as many issues as most teams and more than some, from a drug addled owner, to player conduct issues (DWIs come to mind), PEDS, suspicions of piped in crowd noise, tampering with visitor locker room environmental conditions, and a few claims of radio communication blackouts, and tanking a season for Luck.  And of course clearly influencing the whole Deflategate mess. 
 
Most of which seem never to stick for whatever reason. 
 
Fuck em.
 
 
Marvin Harrison says "You forgot about me!"
 

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Seriously.. this guy Doyel is a tool:
 
"But Colts fans have the right to their opinion on that, and roughly 25 percent of the Twitter reaction to the mere possibility that Wayne would play for that team, and catch passes from that quarterback,so soon after that game the one where the Patriots (unnecessarily) cheated during a 45-7 blowout of the Colts in the AFC title game was ugly."
 
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2015/08/24/doyel-reggie-wayne-patriot-traitor/32281889/
He also refuses to appear on Boston Radio to defend his columns. Complete tool.
 

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He also refuses to appear on Boston Radio to defend his columns. Complete tool.
 
Hey, he's from Indiana.
 
And what's Maryland ever done for us, eh?
 

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Reggie's Wiki entry prior to editing:
 
I love this thread, but I think I love that Wikipedia entry more.

During the lead up to the next time the Patriots host Indiana, they should pipe in crowd noise from the Colts stadium during practice or something.

And then let an ice weasel eviscerate an effigy of Tony Dungy.
 

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Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet  2m2 minutes ago
The #Patriots 1-year deal for WR Reggie Wayne is worth up to nearly $3M, including incentives. Almost $500K up front, source said.
 
 
I'm going to play the pie in the sky optimist here.
 
Wayne had 1355 receiving yards in 2012. He tore his ACL in Oct 2013 and tore his triceps in 2014. He is now 2 years removed from ACL reconstruction (better speed and cutting than last year) and 9 months out from surgery to repair the torn triceps (now able to fully extend his arms for passes).
 
His age is a factor, but I don't see the NEP handing out that contract for training camp fodder. If he can stay healthy in 2015 he could become a favorite possession receiver for TB. 
 

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How much is guaranteed?
 
No details yet, but at least $500K if the source above is correct, which means he's a roster lock. 
 

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You wanna hurt me?  Go right ahead if it makes you feel any better. I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I talk too much.  I also listen too much.  I could be a corn loving ballbag like you, but I don't  like corn.
 
Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing.  I like..................I like me. My girlfriend likes me. Corn farmers like me. Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get.
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So earlier in the thread I saw some mentions of older WRs that did not pan out (i.e. Holt, Galloway, Chad Johnson) and some speculation as to why.  Undoubtedly there is value in trying to understand these failures and consider whether these same issues might undermine Wayne's ability to add value to the Patriots at the ripe old age of 36, however, what were the hallmarks of successful ~36 year old receivers?  
 
I am the farthest thing from a Howie Schwab, but off hand I do recall a handful of older receivers of somewhat similar physical size that aged admirably such as Jimmy Smith, Tim Brown, Jerry Rice, and to a lesser extent Keenan McCardell.  It should be noted that good fortune in terms of injuries appears to be a relatively consistent theme for these players, but interestingly Rice played 2 games the year before his age 36 season due to a torn ACL (same injury as Wayne if I'm not mistaken), but still had a very productive season.  So I'm curious, what was it about these guys that allowed them to age so gracefully?  
 
If this topic has already been addressed in another area my apologies. 
 

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For 2 of the guys you mentioned, Rice and Brown, you've got hall of fame level talent to begin with, so the drop off from there as old age creeps in would be less than some JAG who is aging.
 

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Indiana gave us Larry Bird so I can't be too critical of the state.
It also gave us the Klan so you are free to speak your mind I'd think.

I have to imagine that with $500K guaranteed Wayne has shown BB he has something left in the tank. It will make the next preseason game interesting at the very least.

Edit: seels is right about the Klan – and Spike Lee and I are wrong: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iOmMw13G99w

Carry on...
 

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Eh on the signing. Think he's probably similar if not a little worse than Deion Branch from a few years ago. Wayne looked cooked last year. Even if he's healthy I can't see him as anything other than a short route guy, and the team is loaded in those. I mean I'd rather have him on the roster than not, but my expectations are like 50 receptions / 650 yards / 5 td.
 

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9percenthurdle said:
So earlier in the thread I saw some mentions of older WRs that did not pan out (i.e. Holt, Galloway, Chad Johnson) and some speculation as to why.  Undoubtedly there is value in trying to understand these failures and consider whether these same issues might undermine Wayne's ability to add value to the Patriots at the ripe old age of 36, however, what were the hallmarks of successful ~36 year old receivers?  
 
I am the farthest thing from a Howie Schwab, but off hand I do recall a handful of older receivers of somewhat similar physical size that aged admirably such as Jimmy Smith, Tim Brown, Jerry Rice, and to a lesser extent Keenan McCardell.  It should be noted that good fortune in terms of injuries appears to be a relatively consistent theme for these players, but interestingly Rice played 2 games the year before his age 36 season due to a torn ACL (same injury as Wayne if I'm not mistaken), but still had a very productive season.  So I'm curious, what was it about these guys that allowed them to age so gracefully?  
 
If this topic has already been addressed in another area my apologies. 
 
 
GeorgeCostanza said:
For 2 of the guys you mentioned, Rice and Brown, you've got hall of fame level talent to begin with, so the drop off from there as old age creeps in would be less than some JAG who is aging.
 
Wayne might not be Rice or Brown, but he has had a pretty freaking great career. Time will tell whether Wayne has anything left or not, but I think 9per's question is valid.
 
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Eh on the signing. Think he's probably similar if not a little worse than Deion Branch from a few years ago. Wayne looked cooked last year. Even if he's healthy I can't see him as anything other than a short route guy, and the team is loaded in those. I mean I'd rather have him on the roster than not, but my expectations are like 50 receptions / 650 yards / 5 td.
I'm not sure those stats would make me say Eh. I'd take that production from the #4 WR in this offense, no problem.
 

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Seels said:
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Eh on the signing. Think he's probably similar if not a little worse than Deion Branch from a few years ago. Wayne looked cooked last year. Even if he's healthy I can't see him as anything other than a short route guy, and the team is loaded in those. I mean I'd rather have him on the roster than not, but my expectations are like 50 receptions / 650 yards / 5 td.
 
ummm 50 for 650 and 5 TDs would be an awesome contribution from Wayne.  Considering the other number of options on this offense, those numbers would indicate that Wayne had a huge year for the Pats.  
 

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Wayne has definitely been slowing down of late, but in a passing system like the Patriots' (assuming he can pick up the system), his sure hands / route running / knowledge of how to sit in a zone will absolutely play up.  I see him playing something like a Jabar Gaffney role, catching ~40 balls for 500 yards.  Nothing fancy, but when the alternative might be throwing a guy like Jonathan Krause out there, I'm happy with that.  Assuming good health, there will be about 600 targets to share among the receiving options:
 
Gronk: 130-140
Edelman/Amendola: 175-200 combined
Running Backs: ~75
 
That leaves ~200 targets for the receivers and backup TEs.  Most of the rest of that share of targets simply depends on LaFell's health.  If he's out there, he'll get >50% of those; if not, Wayne will get a shot to be that 4th option in the passing game.
 

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What confuses me about this pick-up is what routes does he run?  Gronk, Edelman and Amendola all tend to operate in the same ares of the field that Wayne might want to be in.  Add in Lafell (who often runs slants as well) plus either a second TE (Chandler or Hooman) and an RB (the Vereen replacement) and I just don't know where all these bodies end up.