Colts fans received a surprise after Pierre Garçon departed in free agency in the form of the legendary Reggie Wayne. While we can all agree that Wayne isn’t a receiver in his prime, the lockerroom leadership and consistency is an incredible boost for a team seeking a new identity. Still, this is hardly the receiving group to which we’ve been accustomed to seeing in Indianapolis.
First, a couple of mantras from my years of watching free agency (and hoping in Green Bay that we would avoid the “stupid money” payouts of the first few days shopping sprees):
- Some of the best deals made are the ones not made
- Never let impulse or emotion override rational decision making, and
- Teams that “win” March rarely play in January
That’s why you should love the decision to let Garçon walk and retain Wayne instead.