ANDERSON – As with most mornings at Training Camp, the highlights come from the media sessions with Colts coaches and selected players.
The on-the-field work will come this afternoon but around lunchtime each day, Colts.com will take a look at three interesting quotes from that morning's media sessions.
In today's media scrums, Matt Hasselbeck shared his thoughts on Duron Carter, Greg Manusky talked about the development of Daniel Adongo and Andrew Luck was asked who the fastest Colt is.
Matt Hasselbeck on working with Duron Carter:
"What he does a great job of, is he makes plays at the moment of truth. The ball is in the air, someone has to come down with it, he comes down with it."
Bowen's Analysis: Leave it to the 39-year-old quarterback to accurately describe what Carter has showed in Anderson. Carter is currently dealing with a groin injury but when he's been on the field, Hasselbeck and him have formed quite the duo.
At 6-5, Carter plays to his size (if not bigger) and has done a wonderful of job of making plays in the air on balls, that at times, have looked to have little chance of going for a completion. If Carter does indeed make the Colts final roster, how he's utilized within the game plan is going to be fun to watch.Greg Manusky on what he needs to see from former rugby player Daniel Adongo:
"He's gotten better immensely from the first year that he was here. Now, we've got to see it on the field, when there are live bullets flying around."
Bowen's Analysis: Game week is upon the Colts. The team's preseason opener will come in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. That means a chance to watch Daniel Adongo in a game setting (an important one for the former rugby player).
Adongo has shown flashes during individual drills, but there's still a significant unknown about what he can do in an actual game. Something similar could be said for former basketball player-turned tight end Erik Swoope. With starting reps not likely to last long in Week One of the preseason opener, that leaves the chance for Adongo and Swoope to make an impression.
Andrew Luck on who the fastest Colt is:
"That's like asking a parent who their favorite kid is (laughs). That's trouble."
Bowen's Analysis: This is a question I was curious about entering Training Camp. In my mind, Phillip Dorsett and T.Y. Hilton, with a run from Donte Moncrief, would be my best guesses. Luck mentioned the first two and also said not to rule out Coby Fleener, especially if the race was 100 meters in distance.
Heather Lloyd over at Colts RoundUp has been asking several players this question in recent days. She also had a piece on who the strongest Colt is, according to players.
Highlights from Sunday's practice!