A Rundown of Wednesday's Happenings at Training Camp
The work is not finished, not even close.
That is the message that Colts players and coaches delivered Wednesday as moving vans went back and forth in the background preparing to move the team home to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis.
Training camp in Anderson, Ind., may be over, but for the team the work is only beginning.
"It is just training camp going back to Indianapolis," defensive back Jerraud Powers said. "It is not going to stop until the season starts. We are just basically taking training camp and moving it back to Indianapolis."
Powers and the rest of his Colts' teammates said they were excited to see the Anderson portion of training camp end because it means that the regular season is that much closer, but they also expressed how impressed they were with Anderson University and the surrounding community for their support.
"It's been fun. I didn't know we had this many fans in Anderson," Powers said. "Every day it just seemed we had more people. It was a good crowd, fun camp and we got a lot accomplished.
"Every night felt like it was a big high school type of crowd. Not to say it had a high school feeling, but like a rivalry game, a packed out high school feeling. It was good."
The Colts will face the Buffalo Bills on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Toronto, Canada. The team then resumes training for the regular season in Indianapolis.
NOTE OF THE DAY
Since 2004, the Colts are 49-3 (.942) when they finish a game plus-1 or better in turnover margin.
The Colts announced on Wednesday that the following players are not expected to play in Thursday night's preseason game against Buffalo: TE-Dallas Clark, DE-Keyunta Dawson, G-Kyle DeVan, WR-Pierre Garcon, RB-Mike Hart, OT-Charlie Johnson, DB-Jerraud Powers and C-Jeff Saturday.
"It went very, very well. Overall, I think we got a lot done. Just like any camp you typically have some situations that are not going to be ideal that you have to work yourself through. I think the guys did a tremendous job of that. We were a little thin at some positions, but we were still able to get a lot of work done. I think we improved." – Head Coach Jim Caldwell on the work the Colts got done at training camp.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"(It's) a tremendous place with how giving they have been, how well-organized it's been, the fan appreciation, (and) the connection our players made with the fans I think is something to behold. It was quite a memorable experience. This city itself certainly has gone through some tough times a lot like my hometown. They both are similar in size and similar in unemployment rate and things of that nature. They certainly put their best foot forward and did an absolutely tremendous job across the board. I can't say enough about Anderson University and the city as well." – Head Coach Jim Caldwell on training camp at Anderson University.
The Colts held one practice on Wednesday. The practice started at 9:30 a.m. and ran over one hour. The Colts play the Buffalo Bills Thursday in Toronto, Canada. The game kickoffs at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The weather in Anderson on Wednesday was partly cloudy with a high temperature of 77 degrees according to weather.com.