The Colts entered the 2009 season with big questions about their wide receiving corps.

Pierre Garcon - the pride of D3's Mount Union - has been a huge part of the Colts success early in '09.

Pierre Garcon - the pride of D3's Mount Union - has been a huge part of the Colts success early in '09.

Anthony Gonzalez had shown some potential, but was he a true No. 2 receiver?

What about the No. 3 spot – could rookie Austin Collie or second-year unknown Pierre Garcon make an impact?

Minutes into the season, more questions arose when Gonzalez collapsed with a knee injury that will likely keep him out until at least Week 7.

Some speculated the Colts would bring back Marvin Harrison or seek a trade for a quality receiver.

But the Colts played with the hand they were dealt and so far the results have been impressive.

Despite facing plenty of double coverage Reggie Wayne has been very productive, leading the NFL in receiving yards. His acrobatic touchdown catch to reel in an overthrown Peyton Manning pass against the Cardinals in Week 3 gave the Colts a 7-3 lead they didn’t relinquish.

Wayne’s early-season performance isn’t a huge surprise, but Garcon’s is.

The Division III product with the name everyone loves made his big splash late against the Dolphins.

Garcon turned a simple wide receiver screen into pure magic.

He scooped up Peyton Manning’s throw, weaved through the Dolphins’ defense, and sped to the endzone. The touchdown gave the Colts the go-ahead score in a game they had no business winning.

Against the Cardinals, Garcon proved it wasn’t a fluke. He finished the game with three catches for 64 yards and a touchdown, and ran a reverse for another 17 yards, burying an Arizona defender in the process – a display of physicality rarely seen from Colts receivers.

Collie has been quietly effective for the Colts thus far, hauling in six catches for 66 yards – five of them for first downs.

The contributions of Dallas Clark can’t be overlooked.

While he’s formally listed as a tight end Clark is anything but, running pass routes virtually every time he’s on the field. He leads all tight ends with 284 receiving yards.

It seems the biggest question now is where Gonzalez will fit back into a passing offense that ranks second in the NFL (327.7 ypg) when he returns.

Also, will recently acquired wide receiver Hank Baskett – who would provide Manning with a big target at 6-4, 200 – find his way into the mix? He hasn’t played a down on offense in his first two games with the team.

One thing is certain, the Colts’ air attack won’t slow down anytime soon as three of their next four opponents rank 24th or worse in pass defense.

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