ANDERSON – Under the bright lights of Macholtz Stadium, the Colts held their lone night practice of the 2014 Training Camp.
The Colts were back in full pads on Thursday night for their second full-padded practice during their stay in Anderson.
Here are three takeaways from Thursday’s practice:
1. It was fitting that with the lights of Macholtz Stadium shining down on the Colts,
With the full pads on Thursday night, the Colts got some ground work in with
2. That one touchdown pass from Luck was a deep route over the middle to a streaking
Fleener hasn’t really been talked about much this camp. Almost all of the attention has gone towards
3. Thursday night got a closer look at two of the more competitive position battles going on at Colts camp. With the
INJURY REPORT/ROSTER MOVES
The following players did not participate in Thursday’s practice:
Chuck Pagano on Jack Mewhort and what he likes about the rookie’s game:
“I think it’s his measureables and his toughness and his intelligence, his position flexibility. He doesn't flinch whether we play him at tackle, guard or center. He can play all the spots and plays them well. We would like to settle him in but unfortunately we’re going to have to work with him at different spots. The guy is unflappable, he’s a tough guy, nothing seems to bother Jack. Again, he has a lot of attributes that you can point to that make him a good football player and a great football player down the road.”
PLAYER QUOTE OF THE DAY
Reggie Wayne on how he feels after a week of camp: “I’ve done everything I wanted to do. I've run every route and there is nothing that's holding me back. There's nothing that's keeps me from doing whatever it is they want me to do so I'm here. Knock on wood I stay on top of this and keep going from there.”
PLAYER TWEET OF THE DAY
Prayers up for my big homie @Thedthomas64 We got you bro!—
Weslye Saunders(@Wes_Saunders88) July 31, 2014
YESTERDAY’S TRIVIA QUIZ
The Colts lead the NFL with 13 playoff berths earned since the start of 1999. Name the six franchises to earn at least eight playoff berths during that span, plus the number of teams that have failed to reach the playoffs during that span.
ANSWER: New England (11), Green Bay (10), Philadelphia (10), Baltimore (9), Seattle (9) and Pittsburgh (8) have the most appearances after the Colts. No team has failed to make the playoffs since the start of 1999.
TODAY’S TRIVIA QUIZ
Chuck Pagano has joined two other Colts coaches in franchise history to post consecutive regular seasons without back-to-back losses. Who are the other two? See the next Colts Camp Notebook for the answer.
SPOTTED IN CAMP
The national media is beginning to invade on Anderson. Lindsay Jones from USA Today was back for a second day at camp. Jason La Canfora from CBS Sports made his tour of NFL camps in Colts land on Thursday. Also, 1070 The Fan broadcasted live from Anderson for their morning and afternoon shows. Lastly, ESPN’s Mike Sando attended the night practice.
PRACTICE ATTENDANCE: 7,540. TOTAL FOR CAMP: 21,268
It was a perfect day in Anderson. Temperatures reached the 80s on Thursday and it was an ideal night to hold a practice. A 30 percent chance of rain is forecasted for tomorrow with temps back in the 80s.
The Colts held a night practice on Thursday from 6:20-8:55 p.m. The schedule will return to its normal afternoon practice time on Friday with a 1:50-4:25 session to the public. There will be no Friday morning walk-through, due to the night practice.