Colts: Reggie Wayne’s Titans shade is draft night energy we need
The 2021 NFL Draft resides by the lake in Cleveland, and the Indianapolis Colts will be motion-oriented with the 21st overall pick, leaving Chris Ballard scrambling and weighing plenty of options.
So, before the madness really kicks off (at least publicly), we figured it was as good a time as any to remember the better times.
Before the pandemic. Before the Tennessee Titans’ resurgence.
Back in 2019 in Nashville, when Colts legend Reggie Wayne reminded the jeering Tennessee crowd what everyone and their mama already knew: when it came to their supposed “rivalry,” the Titans were in the most distant possible of seconds.
Wayne joined Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson among those who’ve elevated the art form of “taunting their rival fan base during a localized NFL Draft”.
Two years later, Wayne’s brusque rebuttal to Nashville’s boos very much stands the test of time.
Indianapolis Colts legend Reggie Wayne threw clear shade at the Titans.
“Y’all played the Colts 20 times in 10 years and y’all done won three games. Stop it. Stop it.”
Please, please, please bring that energy to finding a first-round steal or trading back, Chris Ballard. We beg of you.
And, while we’re at it, please bring that same energy to the field next season, Indianapolis Colts, when you’re forced to contain Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans. In the two years since this clip was born, the Titans have emerged as Indy’s clearest rival in the AFC South, and the squads have split four meetings between each other.
Split! Not good enough. Not up to our lofty standards.
The Colts’ journey toward bettering themselves and regaining the upper hand begins Thursday night…we think. Indianapolis holds six picks in the draft, but many have forecasted they’ll eventually choose to move back from No. 21 and get their OT of the future a bit lower down the ladder.
Even Ballard himself hinted last week he’d be “speaking to the media on Friday,” if you catch his drift.
So, this leaves us with just one question: which legendary Steeler is going to bring the thunder in Cleveland tonight and put Browns fans in their place?
We’re going with Jerome Bettis. No further questions.