ANDERSON – The Colts were back to their normal practice schedule on Friday with an afternoon session running for a little less than two hours.
An afternoon practice is scheduled again for Saturday before a mandatory off day on Sunday.
Here are three takeaways from Friday’s practice
1. Back on the practice fields after a bit of a short turnaround, the defense had a very strong afternoon on Friday.
The highlight on Friday afternoon came via
2. One player that Colts fans know very well but we haven’t seen a ton from this camp is
He got some extended action on Friday though and looked like his old self. The patented spin move got the best of
3. With a handful of veterans resting on Friday afternoon, we saw some interesting personnel groupings out there. Veteran
INJURY REPORT/ROSTER MOVES
The following players did not participate in Friday’s practice:
Pep Hamilton on what he’s seen from
“He has a better understanding of the offense. I think it all starts with his ability to play without the ball. We’ve got to protect our quarterback and he’s done a great job of making the appropriate adjustments from a pass protection standpoint and he’s in to it. He’s a lot more relaxed now. Like I said, I think he will be able to play fast without any uncertainty on game day.”
PLAYER QUOTE OF THE DAY
“We’re able to do a lot of things that we did last year but with bigger personnel, meaning me and Coby (Fleener) are the pair that are on the field and we don’t leave the field no matter the situation. Today we worked a two-minute drill with one tight end, three wides, but very often we’ll work the same two-minute drill with two tight ends and two wides just to give the defense a different look and really work on the things that we want to accomplish.”
PLAYER TWEET OF THE DAY
Tony Washington(@Tony_TDUB) August 1, 2014
YESTERDAY’S TRIVIA QUIZ
Chuck Pagano is one of eight NFL coaches ever to open a career with consecutive seasons with 11-plus wins. Only one of the other seven still is an active coach. Who is he?
ANSWER: Jim Harbaugh (“Captain Comeback”) is the only active coach to open a career with consecutive seasons with 11-plus wins. Harbaugh did it with San Francisco in 2011-12.
TODAY’S TRIVIA QUIZ
Chuck Pagano is the fifth Colts coach to earn playoff berths and have double-digit victory totals in the first two seasons with the club. Name the others. See the next Colts Camp Notebook for the answer.
SPOTTED IN CAMP
The national media is beginning to invade on Anderson. ESPN’s Mike Sando attended the night practice on Thursday and stuck around through Friday afternoon. ESPN was well represented in Anderson on Friday with Kevin Seifert also making an appearance.
PRACTICE ATTENDANCE: 2,782. TOTAL FOR CAMP: 24,050
It was another ideal day in Anderson. Sunny skies descended on the Anderson University practice fields with temperatures reaching the low 80s. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for similar temps with a 40 percent chance of rain.
The Colts held an afternoon practice on Friday. The schedule will return to its normal format on Saturday with a closed morning walk-through and an open afternoon practice from 1:50-4:25 p.m.