"None of us are going to be able to replace one of the greatest to ever play the game," Whalen said. "So we're just going to have to pick it up individually, each one of us, and collectively as a group, kind of come together and everybody just step their game up."
Pagano said the receivers have no choice but to do just that.
The Colts play a key divisional game on the road Sunday, and there's no time to get a new player up to speed. Each of the receivers on the roster understands the offense and his role in it.
They've had plenty of time to study and soak up knowledge from Wayne. Now they'll get the chance to show the football world what they've learned.
"They've all been in a room with one of the very best in the National Football League," Pagano said. "So they understand what it takes, process and preparation. I feel good about the group."