Wide receiver Andre Caldwell had one of the biggest highlights from Wednesday’s practice, hauling in a deep touchdown on a throw from quarterback Caleb Hanie.
“That’s my motivation every day – to come out here and prove to everybody that I should be out there on the field making plays,” Caldwell said. “I can be a household name and help this team win ball games.”
Caldwell explained that on that route in particular, he was one-on-one with a cornerback, gave him a quick move inside and then used his speed to run underneath Hanie’s pass.
That speed, Caldwell said, allows him to play outside receiver, but he said he feels comfortable playing as a slot receiver as well.
Regardless of where he lines up, he’s excited to have quarterback Peyton Manning throwing him the ball.
“Peyton signing here had a big impact on my decision,” he said. “I wanted to go to a passing offense with a quarterback who could get the ball to me and use a bunch of receivers, just let us make plays. From what I have seen of Peyton in the past, he makes the receivers look great. He puts the ball in the right spot so we can’t help but catch it. Just put your hands out, it’s going to lay right in the basket.”