The sun is shining on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, and there is no place like an NFL stadium on game days. Within moments of kickoff, it is an exciting time for many.
Chuck Pagano’s return to Lucas Oil Stadium is on the minds of some. This will be his sixth game patrolling the sideline. It is a welcome sight.
There have been past seasons when the preseason did not hold as much anticipation as this one does.
The Colts hit preseason with the bar set high and with aspirations of earning another playoff berth.
Still weeks away from league play, seeing a number of young players in action again is fun. Andrew Luck has worked doggedly in camp (who hasn’t?), yet the second season for a starting QB is one fans are excited about.
Coby Fleener has had a great camp. Ditto T.Y. Hilton. Hilton had a wondrous rookie season, and he and Fleener both are poised for exciting years.
Dwayne Allen is out with a foot injury. He is confident of a quick return. LaVon Brazill needs good preseason work since he is out of the mix for the first four games.
Josh Chapman is getting his first action after missing last year with a knee injury. Chapman has drawn praise from Pagano and teammates, with the coach calling him a “900-pound safe” in the middle of the line.
Vick Ballard hopes to build on a solid rookie year. More mature physically, the second year of a running back’s career is exciting just as it is for a QB, too.
This will be the first game as a Colt for about 40 players on roster. Seeing a free agent class in action is in order for today. The Colts hope the influx of veterans will lead to more physical play.
The ball will be in the air in less than 30 minutes.
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