Category: ‘NFL Training Camp’
Indianapolis Colts Break Camp at Anderson University
August 17th, 2012 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** The initial stage of "building the monster" is complete with the end of the Indianapolis Colts' stay at Anderson University for training camp. Head coach Chuck Pagano declared their fortnight of football an immense success. "We feel like we had a very productive camp and got a lot of things done...We've...
Bruce Arians Likes What He Sees from Young Indianapolis Colts Offense
August 8th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1***Bruce Arians knows quarterbacks. He was Peyton Manning's first quarterback coach in Indianapolis, groomed Tim Couch in Cleveland before Couch was injured and turned a raw Ben Roethlisberger into a two time Super Bowl winner. Now Arians has a new challenge in grooming another first round quarterback in Andrew Luck. With...
Training Camp Thoughts and Quotes After Tuesday Night Practice
August 8th, 2012 at 6:14 AM
Into the sunset Tuesday night, the Indianapolis Colts practiced under the lights at Anderson University in front of an announced crowd of 5,000 fans. Head coach Chuck Pagano spoke with reporters after practice not under stadium lights, but illumination from a fireworks show put on. Some quotes from his brief session: On...
Battle Waging for Second Cornerback with Indianapolis Colts
August 6th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
Check out my story on the two principles battling to win the starting cornerback position opposite Jerraud Powers with the Indianapolis Colts.
LaVon Brazill Steals the Show at Indianapolis Colts Training Camp
August 6th, 2012 at 5:50 PM
Rookie wide receiver LaVon Brazill showed his versatility at Indianapolis Colts' training camp today at Anderson University, first catching a touchdown pass from Andrew Luck, and then completing a pass of his own to Austin Collie. Andrew Luck was struggling through the first half of practice today, which was in full pads....
Dwayne Allen is not Your Typical Rookie Tight End
August 6th, 2012 at 1:36 PM
I had the opportunity to spend some time with Indianapolis Colts' third round pick, tight end Dwayne Allen from Clemson. I was very impressed. I was expecting that "deer in the headlights" look that is somewhat common from rookies experiencing their first week in the NFL. What I saw was...
Indianapolis Colts Training Camp: Andrew Luck and the Blustery Day
August 5th, 2012 at 6:43 PM
Yesterday's and this morning's storms departed in time for the Indianapolis Colts to have practice, but left behind a consistent crosswind that clearly affected Andrew Luck and the rest of the Colts' quarterbacks on Sunday. Luck's timing has clearly progressed during the course of his first week as a pro. He...
Weather, Poor Goal Line Execution Spoil Indianapolis Colts Practice
August 4th, 2012 at 4:55 PM
The Indianapolis Colts had to stop practice early on Saturday as ominous skies forced the team indoors to complete their practice. Unfortunately, the lightning in the clouds was more threatening than the Colts' offensive unit during goal line drills. Both Andrew Luck and Drew Stanton threw interceptions during the 11 on...
TY Hilton Loving the South Florida Weather in Indianapolis
August 4th, 2012 at 11:36 AM
I had a chance to talk with the Indianapolis Colts third round draft choice TY Hilton earlier this week. Colts.com has the details of our conversation.
Oliver Luck on Hand to Check Out Andrew’s Progress at Indianapolis Colts Training Camp
August 3rd, 2012 at 6:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis Colts had a special visitor watching practice today at Anderson University: Andrew Luck's father, Oliver, was on hand to get a glimpse at his son's progress as an NFL quarterback. Of course, the Colts are quite used to having a quarterback's father around watching, having spent 14 years...
Indianapolis Colts Cornerbacks Looking to Raise the Bar in 2012
August 3rd, 2012 at 12:17 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis Colts secondary, like much of the roster, has seen a sea of change since walking off the field in Jacksonville this past January. Of the 11 cornerbacks in camp, seven of them are new to the Colts this season. Yesterday's trade of Kevin Thomas to the Philadelphia Eagles was...
Jerry Hughes Fighting for a Roster Spot, Literally
August 2nd, 2012 at 7:08 PM
The Indianapolis Colts returned to the practice field at Anderson University to some typical August heat. That was nothing compared to the heat between OLB Jerry Hughes and new offensive tackle Winston Justice. The two got into the first skirmish of this year's training camp. The brief bout was highlighted by...
Ben Ijalana, AJ Edds Lost for the Season to Knee Injuries
July 31st, 2012 at 7:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis Colts put on pads for the first time in 2012 today at Anderson University. Normally, that's when injuries start to occur, but for the Colts, they lost two players for the season on Sunday's first day with non-contact injuries. Offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and linebacker AJ Edds will be...
Indianapolis Colts Offense Starting to Hum
July 31st, 2012 at 8:39 AM
***PHOTO1*** When we last saw Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts offense at Lucas Oil Stadium, the rookie was in only his second day working with the rest of his teammates. On the second day of training camp, it's obvious how much Luck and the offense has progressed during that time. The...
Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis Enjoying Challenge of New Defense
July 30th, 2012 at 11:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** Perhaps the two Indianapolis Colts players with the most to learn this training camp are both veterans. Star defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis are being asked to change their ways to fit in the Colts' new defensive scheme. Both are excited about the challenge and the opportunities it...
New Era for Indianapolis Colts Underway in Anderson
July 29th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis Colts took the field for the first time this morning at Anderson University with head coach Chuck Pagano stressing the mental aspects rather than on field intensity for this morning's walk-through. Pagano met with media after the walk-through and said he was pleased with where his team is as...
Five Players not Named Andrew Luck to Watch During Indianapolis Colts Training Camp
July 27th, 2012 at 7:30 AM
***PHOTO1***As fans come out to Anderson University to get their first glimpses of the remade 2012 Indianapolis Colts, most will be wanting a good, long look at Andrew Luck, the team's number one draft choice and heir apparent to Peyton Manning. That's understandable. Luck's ability to develop on the fly...
Coby Fleener Signing Completes Indianapolis Colts’ Draft Class
July 26th, 2012 at 11:18 AM
The Indianapolis Colts and second round pick, TE Coby Fleener, came to terms on a contract just before the clock struck midnight last night. Fleener was the last remaining draft pick to be signed, meaning that the Colts will come to Anderson this weekend with a full roster. Fleener's signing came...
Indianapolis Colts Don’t Have Far to Travel to Surpass Last Season
July 16th, 2012 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1***The late John McKay, the legendary former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, once quipped about his team: "We didn't tackle well today but we made up for it by not blocking." That would be a pretty good summation of the Indianapolis Colts 2011 season as well. With training camp under...
Indianapolis Colts Have Ten Percent of NFL’s Remaining Unsigned Draft Picks
July 8th, 2012 at 4:57 PM
With their first practice only three weeks away, the Indianapolis Colts still have three unsigned draft picks left to deal with. That represents almost ten per cent of the 32 picks left unsigned across the NFL. That would seem to be a big number, unless we forgot how things used to...