Reggie Wayne on One-Catch Game in Colts' Loss to Jets: 'I Was Irrelevant'
But while the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver was displeased enough to refer to himself as "irrelevant" following a 17-16 AFC Wild Card Playoff loss to the New York Jets, Colts coach Jim Caldwell on Sunday said nothing unusual occurred involving Wayne during the game.
Wayne caught one pass for one yard Sunday.
"It's bull. It's bull, man," Wayne told Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star. "I give everything I've got no matter what. Every day, I give it everything. And ... one ball, that's all."
While being covered much of the game by Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis, Wayne not only caught just one pass, he was targeted just once by quarterback Peyton Manning.
"Obviously, Reggie was expressing some disappointment in not getting it more," Caldwell said Sunday afternoon. "Just in terms of how we do what we normally do week in and week out, plays are called that we think are going to give us the opportunity to convert and gain yardage.
"All our quarterback does is read through his progressions and do his normal thing. It was just one of those games."
Manning threw a season-low 26 passes, and threw mostly to third-year veteran Pierre Garcon, third-year tight end Jacob Tamme and rookie free-agent wide receiver Blair White. Garcon caught five passes for 112 yards and a 57-yard touchdown, with White catching six passes for 54 yards and Tamme catching five passes for 46 yards.
Wayne finished second in the NFL this season with a career-high 111 receptions. He hadn't been held to one reception in a game since September 2004.
"I shouldn't have even suited up," Wayne said. "I should have watched the game like everybody else. I was irrelevant."