Colts Quotes 7-24 Training Camp

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on what kind of impact he expects from the absence of QB Peyton Manning during training camp) Training Camp “We might have fewer spectators perhaps, but otherwise, it will be the same. You do the same things and as soon as he’s ready to go he’ll be back out on the field.

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on what kind of impact he expects from the absence of QB Peyton Manning during training camp) Training Camp

"We might have fewer spectators perhaps, but otherwise, it will be the same. You do the same things and as soon as he's ready to go he'll be back out on the field. Camp will be the same."

 

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on when he expects QB Peyton Manning to return) Training Camp

"It's hard to put a timeframe on it. The infectious disease specialist has to clear it.  That's number one. He's got to rehab and that is slow-going because it's debilitating. It's not an easy thing to overcome, but all the signs are positive. I can't put a timeframe on it -- the doctors can't at this point."

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on why he brought in QBs Jared Lorenzen and Quinn Gray Training Camp

"It's a competition to get better. It was something that we had targeted to upgrade if we could. We wanted to do it with players with some experience. We didn't want to do it with rookies. There were two players available. One of them has won in the league in Quinn Gray and Jared Lorenzen, who we thought very highly of when he came out of college and who has been in a similar system (with the New York Giants), so we thought it made sense."

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on the injuries to veteran QB Peyton Manning, DE Dwight Freeney and DB Bob Sanders) Training Camp

"There are bumps in the road. Those things happen. It's not a big deal now, but there's a long way between now and September 7th (Opening game vs. Chicago)."

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on if it's hard to keep players like QB Peyton Manning and DE Dwight Freeney from practicing) Training Camp

"You want to do what the doctors think is best. The way we've always structured these things is that the doctors make the call, then after that we make sure with the strength and conditioning coaches that the player is capable and conditioned. That's the issue with Dwight. How far along is he with his conditioning to where we can feel comfortable putting him out there so that he doesn't regress? Players always want to get out there. Most of the time you have to pull in on the reins a little bit, but discretion is usually always the better part of valor."

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on how closely he's monitoring the progress of Lucas Oil Stadium) Training Camp

"I met with (Executive Vice President) Pete Ward this morning for that purpose. He's been directing it and, I'm sure, losing a lot of sleep in the process. He's done a great job and I think, based on what he told me this morning, that it's just like when you move into an old house. These things happen, it's life. So we'll go through on the first preseason game and I'm sure we'll make up a punch list and, along with all the great folks that are working there, we'll get this thing squared away. Pete's very optimistic that everything will come along smoothly and that we'll open on time and in good shape."

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on what he expects from OL Charlie Johnson and Mike Pollak) Training Camp

"We feel very good about that. Somebody is going to emerge. We feel pretty confident that that's a good fit and we'll be markedly improved in terms of one through nine, ten or eight, however many we keep. That's not a position that we're going to worry a great deal about. We're going to have to let the chips fall where they may and somebody will emerge. That's always the case. We feel really good about the people that are there."

COLTS PRESIDENT BILL POLIAN (on QB Jim Sorgi's chance to get some work in with the first-team offense) Training Camp

"One of the things that the fans are correctly concerned about is that they haven't seen Jim play with the first group except for a couple of occasions at the end of the season, and even there we were undermanned because of injuries. He'll get a really good opportunity to work with the first group and develop cohesion with them and I'm sure the fans are going to like what they see."

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on his feelings at training camp)

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