Indianapolis Colts receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey isn’t pointing fingers at anybody in the Oakland Raiders organization.

Not even one person.

He knows he was at fault for some of the things that happened during his four years with the Raiders. He dropped almost 36 percent of the passes thrown to him his rookie year. And in a profession where reputation carries significant weight getting a negative label -- especially after just one season -- stays with you for quite some time.

It’s even more magnified when your primary job is to well catch the football.

Heyward-Bey the No. 7 overall pick in the 2009 draft could have given excuses though.

Four different offensive coordinators. Seven different quarterbacks threw him a pass. Three head coaches.

“I’m not one to make excuses” Heyward-Bey said. “I definitely had a disappointing rookie season but I never led my team in drops after that. I was there; I’m here now and I look at it as a chance for me to move on with my career and start new here.”

Having that mindset is why Heyward-Bey isn’t getting caught up by the fact that his first regular-season game as a Colt happens to be against his former team. He didn’t do anything like highlight that game with a marker when the schedule came out. As he put it “It’s another team in our way of reaching our goal of making the playoffs and competing for a Super Bowl.”

Sunday's visit from the Raiders is also another chance for Heyward-Bey to try to live up to the expectations of being a top-10 pick.

The numbers so far show that he hasn't lived up to his potential. He has 140 catches for 2071 yards and 11 touchdowns in his first four seasons.