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Colts Players Move Into Anderson University To Start 2015 Training Camp

Intro: A perfect morning at Anderson University welcomed the 2015 Colts to their Training Camp grounds. What did players have to say on move-in day at Anderson?





ANDERSON – The grand entrance wasn't on a helicopter or in an IndyCar roaring through Anderson.

A hands-free Segway, operated by second-year wide receiver Donte Moncrief, was the most unique form of transportation seen on Saturday morning.

Besides that, the typical laundry baskets full of dorm room necessities were lugged into the player's dorm on the campus of Anderson University on Saturday morning.

Players began pulling into the Anderson University parking lot just past sunrise on Saturday with a picture perfect blue-sky overhead for the first day of the 2015 Colts Training Camp.

The intrigue for this 2015 Colts campaign rivals any the franchise has had but, in typical fashion, players don't seem too preoccupied with being power ranked No. 1 or No. 32.

"I think, one, you ignore the outside expectations," fourth-year quarterback Andrew Luck said on Saturday.

"The inside expectations, and I've said this since Day One, they've always been high. They've always been---get to the playoffs and give yourself a chance to go win a Super Bowl. That hasn't changed."

A major reason why those on the outside now are agreeing with what those on the inside of the Colts operation are thinking, comes in the form of new faces.

All-Pro punter Pat McAfee, the third-longest tenured Colt on the roster, didn't have to look far on Saturday morning to remind himself why the interest is building for 2015.

"I get out of my car in the parking lot and the first person I saw was Frank Gore. That's an exciting feeling," McAfee said on Saturday morning.

"Then you think, 'Oh, I get to play on a team with Frank Gore. We are going to be pretty good.' Then you think, 'Who's the quarterback? Oh, Andrew Luck is the freaking quarterback.' Then there's Andre Johnson, T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, Griff Whalen, a whole new O-line, a defense is ready to rock, we are ready to do this thing. I'm excited to be here."

Despite no must-see Reggie Wayne entrance to highlight the start of Colts Camp, there were plenty of recognizable faces readying for a two-week stay in Anderson.

After 12 seasons in Houston, Andre Johnson is now with the team he tried so hard to beat with the Texans.

Johnson and several of the Colts skill players worked together with Andrew Luck this offseason.

With a late preseason opener, the Colts are one of the last teams to report to their Training Camp, meaning extra time between mini-camp and Anderson was important.

"Like I've said before, (Luck is) one of the main reasons why I came here," Johnson, a seven-time Pro Bowler said on Saturday.

"Having a guy like Andrew under center, you know who's going to be there every play. It's big and he's great at what he does."

One of the men who will be trying to give Luck as much time as possible to find Johnson and the likes is offensive lineman Jack Mewhort.

During the Colts offseason program in May and June, Mewhort worked at right tackle, a position he's expected to start at when the team's first practice commences on Sunday afternoon.

"Just as far as learning the system a little more, the nuances of playing tackle in this system, it helped out a lot," Mewhort said of his time at right tackle. "It was a big part of my mental game to go out there and get some reps at right tackle."

After a morning conditioning test, various meetings will occupy the rest of the Colts schedule on Saturday.

On-the-field work will debut on Sunday, the beginning of a season Colts Owner Jim Irsay is quite eager to see unfold.

"It's hard to remember a season so anticipated like this one is," Irsay told earlier this week. "Of course there were great expectations in past years with Peyton (Manning) and Andrew, but this year is really special.

"We have some special veterans we brought in. When you take a team like we had (last year) and add really special guys, to all of sudden to have those guys, their presence as we go into September, that's special."

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