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Day Six Impressions: Luck’s best day of camp, Hilton shines once again and a cool mement between Robert Mathis and Anthony Castonzo

Posted by Kevin Bowen on August 2, 2013 – 2:24 pm

Week One of the 2013 Colts training camp is in the books after Chuck Pagano’s squad wrapped up a two-hour practice on Friday morning.

With Colts owner Jim Irsay watching from the sidelines, the Colts offense turned in its best practice of the 2013 training camp

Here are three takeaways from day six…

Luck’s turns in stellar performance to end Week One: One day after talking about past Peyton Manning practices where the ball rarely hit the ground, Andrew Luck turned in a similar effort on Friday.

Luck was 23-of-29, combining 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills, during the morning practice.

At one point, Luck connected on 14 consecutive passes and finished the two-hour practice with four touchdowns.

Of the 23 completions, seven of those went to Reggie Wayne but Luck spread the pigskin around to eight different receivers.

CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY OF FRIDAY’S TWO-HOUR PRACTICE

T.Y. Hilton’s touchdown continues productive week: Hilton wasn’t the leading receiver on Friday but his inclusion on this list comes more for the work he’s done all week long.

The Colts found a gem in Hilton late in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft and the electric receiver wants, and expects, to be great.

While he’s not bashful about talking about his big-time expectations for himself, Hilton is always seen in Reggie Wayne’s shadow, picking the 13-year vet’s brain.

Head Coach Chuck Pagano is glad he’s not lining up across from Hilton and I think many opponents will be echoing those same sentiments when the regular season rolls around.

Robert Mathis gets the best of Anthony Castonzo, then does some teaching: Back in full pads on Friday morning, the Colts offensive and defensive line were having their normal one-on-one battles.

All eyes were watching when Robert Mathis got down in his three-point stance opposite Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo.

Mathis got the best of Castonzo on this particular rep, with the third-year left tackle banging his hands against his helmet as he walked back to the offensive line group.

Instead of Mathis celebrating the win, the five-time Pro Bowler headed over to the o-line group and explained to Castonzo how he went about that move.

It was a sight that Colts fans shouldn’t be surprised to see from Mathis, a team leader, who would do virtually anything to have his team playing in New York come February 2nd.


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One Response to “Day Six Impressions: Luck’s best day of camp, Hilton shines once again and a cool mement between Robert Mathis and Anthony Castonzo”

  1. By treball21 on Aug 4, 2013 | Reply

    I liked reading about Luck and his fantastic day, but i LOVED reading about Mathis and Castonzo! Thats what will make a team better, everyone working together for the same goal. Cant wait to see us prove everyone else wrong…again

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