A Categorical Look at the Day in Colts Camp
EYE ON CAMP
The Colts went back to work in full pads on Tuesday.
And if it seemed the work in the morning was a bit, well, spirited, Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy said there was a reason for that.
"It was kind of a typical Tuesday morning practice for us in pads," Dungy said on Tuesday between a pair of 2008 Training Camp practices at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. "It was a little sharper and I thought there was a little more energy than we had last Tuesday.
"We're adjusting to the schedule. Overall, it was a good day and we got some work done."
The Colts on Saturday lost 23-20 in overtime to Carolina, Indianapolis' second consecutive preseason loss. Dungy said he spoke with the team early this week about practice intensity.
"I talked to them Monday when we came back in about our practice maybe not being as sharp and crisp last week as we needed it," Dungy said. "I think there was a little more focus today, but it was good. Good work."
The Colts held two practices Tuesday at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute – a full-team practice at 8:30 a.m. and another at 3:30 p.m. The Colts will practice at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The temperature in Terre Haute on Tuesday reached 77 degrees. According to weather.com, the forecast for Wednesday calls for a high of 80 degrees.
PLAY OF THE DAY
The Colts held two practices on Tuesday, with the afternoon practice shortened to a little less than an hour.
And on the final play of the day, a rookie tight end turned in the most memorable play of the two sessions.
On the play, quarterback Jared Lorenzen threw deep down the right side of the field to tight end Zac Herold, a rookie from Nebraska-Omaha.
Herold, covered by two defenders, leapt high and made the catch on the right sideline, barely getting his feet in bounds for the reception.
--- Veteran cornerback Keiwan Ratliff continued to have an impressive training camp, intercepting a pass in the morning practice and defensing another in the afternoon. Ratliff had an interception in the Colts' preseason loss to Carolina this past Saturday.
--- Wide receiver Reggie Wayne continued to have an impressive camp, catching a series of short passes from quarterback Jim Sorgi in the morning practice.
--- Rookie running back Mike Hart had several productive runs in the morning practice, and caught several passes for first downs in the morning and afternoon practices.
--- Rookie wide receiver Pierre Garcon had a short reception from Sorgi for a first down in the morning practice.
--- Veteran tight end Dallas Clark had a catch for a first down from Sorgi in the morning practice.
--- Veteran receiver Courtney Roby had a catch in traffic for a first down in the morning practice.
WHO'S COVERING THE COLTS
Media in Terre Haute on Tuesday covering 2008 Colts Training Camp included Peter King of Sports Illustrated.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"We're getting closer to breaking camp and that's always a good thing for all of us. These games are important and this month is important to get ready, but when the real games start coming is when the excitement really starts."
--- Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri
Wide receiver Marvin Harrison's 60 career games (counting playoffs) with 100 or more yards receiving is the highest total in Colts history. Who are the second and third receivers on the list?
"(Veteran wide receiver) Courtney (Roby) is a real aggressive player. He has been an excellent special teams player for us, not only returning the ball, but on the coverage units. He has been a very good blocker. He catches the ball well, and obviously from being in Tennessee's camp, he knows the professional game, so it's not like having a rookie. He has been good. He has been a good addition to our receiving corps."
--- Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy
Raymond Berry (24) and Reggie Wayne (23).