ANDERSON – It felt like the hottest day of Training Camp so far with the Colts back in full pads on Sunday afternoon.
For the fifth time in Anderson, the Colts strapped on the full pads for a practice in front of about 2,000 fans.
Here are three takeaways from Sunday’s practice
1. With the full pads back on Sunday, the Colts defense made their presence felt from the start of practice.
Luck eventually got into a nice flow and finished the day 21-of-34, including a red zone touchdown to
2. The two main position battles that are being watched right now at camp are at center and safety.
3. One of the funnier moments of practice came during some early red zone work. The Colts offense ran a misdirection pass play that
With Luck still holding the ball, Pep Hamilton yelled “No, Bjoern!” The comment was definitely a compliment for the second-year outside linebacker as he was not tricked one bit and forced Luck to look elsewhere. There’s no denying that with Werner you are getting an extremely intelligent player (which is impressive considering his limited American football upbringing), who has an endless motor.
INJURY REPORT/ROSTER MOVES
The following players did not participate in Sunday’s practice:
Pep Hamilton on if he sees something there with former basketball player, now tight end,
“The clay is there. We’re still in the process of molding Swoope. He has all the things that we can’t teach and that’s just amazing athleticism, phenomenal strength, balance and hand-eye coordination. It’ll be fun to watch him grow and progress as a pro.”
PLAYER QUOTE OF THE DAY
Andrew Luck on getting to grow his relationship with the different Colts receivers:
“I think we’re on a great track with the wideouts. I think it’s great to see Hakeem (Nicks) convert that third-and-long. He’s going to be a great addition. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for folks to get to watch him. Obviously Reggie (Wayne) didn’t play in the game, but in practice he’s shown he’s better than I think he’s ever been, and I’ve played with him which is awesome. T.Y. (Hilton), and Griff (Whalen), and Da’Rick (Rogers) and
PLAYER TWEET OF THE DAY
YESTERDAY’S TRIVIA QUIZ
ANSWER: Mike Vanderjagt (37, 2003; 34, 1999) and Cary Blanchard (36, 1996; 32, 1997) are the players with multiple 30-FG seasons, while Raul Allegre (30) accomplished it in 1983.
TODAY’S TRIVIA QUIZ
Adam Vinatieri has scored in 114 straight games with the Colts and 161 straight during his career. Name the only Colts kicker to have scored in more consecutive games and name the top three NFL kickers with the longest such streaks. See the next Colts Camp Notebook for the answer.
SPOTTED IN CAMP
Sunday marked the final day for Colts City and we saw a ton of visitors for the last weekend practice in Anderson. Edgerrin James was back for a second day and several alumni players watched Sunday’s practice, including Gary Brackett and Bill Brooks. Owner Jim Irsay was in attendance to donate $10,000 for five local charities in Anderson. Also, some kids from Riley Hospital helped the Colts break down their post practice huddle.
PRACTICE ATTENDANCE: 1,993. TOTAL FOR CAMP: 32,742
It was another gorgeous afternoon in Anderson as the rain held off for what turned out to be probably the hottest day of Training Camp. Sunny skies greeted players and fans with temps in the 80s on Saturday.
The Colts are back on their normal training camp schedule with an afternoon practice running from 1:50-4:25 p.m on Sunday. The schedule will remain the same for the next two days with those afternoon sessions. Wednesday’s practice will run from 10:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and will mark the close to camp.