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Roof & Window Open for Practice

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 13, 2012 – 11:12 am

The roof and window will be open for today’s min-camp practice at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Indianapolis Colts will host a FREE Lucas Oil Stadium Open House, Mini-Camp Practice and Select-a-Seat promotion from 11:30am to 6:00pm on Wednesday, June 13th.  The fan open house portion of the day will be from 11:30am to 1:30pm and will include access to the field from 11:30am to 12:30pm.  The field will be cleared for the full-squad practice at 12:30pm.  Practice is scheduled to start at 2:00pm and conclude at approximately 4:15pm.

Fans will also have a chance to select season tickets from approximately 3,000 available seats.  All available seats will be tagged allowing fans to sit in the seat to see their view of the field before purchasing season tickets.  Nearly all of the available season tickets will be in the upper level and are $690/seat.  A few single seat season tickets will be available in all price levels of Lucas Oil Stadium.  Select-a-Seat will run from 11:30am to 6:00pm.

The fan open house elements include:

– Photo Opportunities
– Play 60 drills on the field
– Open play area on field for fans
– Cheerleader Autographs on Lucas Oil Plaza
– Live remote broadcast with 1070 The Fan on Lucas Oil Plaza
– Appearance by Blue, the Official Colts mascot
– Colts Pro Shop
– Half price concessions
– Free Colts poster (while supplies last)

*Admission to this event is FREE with FREE parking in the Tire Barn South Lot.

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Collie finds himself in veteran role

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 10:39 am

He might not have the experience of a five-time Pro Bowler in Reggie Wayne or the youth of rookie receivers T.Y. Hilton and LaVon Brazill, but mix the two together and you get Austin Collie.

Now entering his fourth season in the NFL, Collie is the second most experienced Colts receiver and has a pair of rookies to mentor this off-season.

Throw that on top of catching balls from a new quarterback and Collie is more than prepared for a busy next couple of months.

Tuesday afternoon was Collie’s first taste of quarterback Andrew Luck on the practice field and No. 17 was impressed with his signal caller.

“You can tell he knows his stuff just by being out there, when he’s pointing out the hots (hot reads) and what not,” Collie said. “That’s always huge.”

Collie has been an important target for Colts quarterbacks the past three years having caught at least 50 passes and having at least 500 yards receiving in each season.

With mini-camp winding down, Collie said repetition between him and Luck will be vital between now and the start of the season.

“Just get on the same page, get the timing down” Collie said. “He’s already got it with guys like Griff (Whalen) and Coby (Fleener). It’s important to take advantage of these next couple of months and get on the same page as him.”

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Fleener moves onto his next classroom

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 10:08 am

After having the chance to take part in a majority of OTAs during the month of May, rookie tight end Coby Fleener had to return to Stanford last week to wrap up a pair of college courses.

Unlike his two other Stanford and Indianapolis teammates, quarterback Andrew Luck and wide receiver Griff Whalen, the fifth-year senior Fleener was able to attend the OTAs during May and then went back to Stanford to take his finals in each of his communications classes.

All three were back on the field Tuesday afternoon and even Fleener joked that all three players had a bit of ‘senioritis’ in finishing up their degrees.

“Probably not as bad as Andrew but a little bit more than Griff,” Fleener said of wanting to get school done. “From the time we got drafted and Griff got signed, we all were itching to get out here. It was tough, but we all wanted to finish what we started at Stanford.”

Now that their work in the school classroom is over the Cardinal trio moves onto the NFL classroom.

Even though the three didn’t have the same amount of practice reps as a majority of their fellow first-year players, Fleener says having the ability to have some of your college teammates with you at the next level is extremely helpful.

“We are all kind of learning as one,” Fleener said. “When some guy picks up one thing he can teach it to the other guys and vice versa. Having smart guys like Andrew (Luck) and Griff (Whalen) around is a huge advantage for me.”

Fleener was hounded with questions about Luck on Tuesday afternoon and knows that having spent the last four years with him will help their progress at the next level.

“Well, I think anytime you have the timing already there from having practiced together for so long is beneficial,” Fleener said. “It’s still something we need to work on and we’ll be doing that this off-season.”

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Hilton has knack for going the distance

Posted by Kevin Bowen on – 2:00 am

It didn’t take long for T.Y. Hilton to make his impact known to the world of college football.

On his first touch at the college level, Hilton took a punt back for a touchdown against Kansas and announced to everyone watching that anytime his hands are on the ball he is a threat to score.

“On special teams I like to use my speed, get to the edge, catch a punt or kick return and go the distance,” Hilton said. “At receiver, I have abilities to take it to the house anytime I touch the ball. I have that home run hitter type mentality.”

It remains to be seen how the Colts will exactly use this ‘home run hitter’ but Hilton is anxious to get out on the field come September.

The Colts selected Hilton out of Florida International late in third round and when wide receiver Reggie Wayne was re-signed this off-season the Florida connection was made between the teacher and the pupil.

“He taught me a lot,” Hilton said of Wayne. “He has taught me how to read the coverages, watch the safety, watch the corners, look at their eyes.

“He taught me how to get in and out of my breaks and make sure I’m doing the little things like catching the ball and looking it in. He’s just taking me under his wing right now.”

Hilton’s first NFL game is still three months away and the rookie knows that it’s time to hit the classroom between now and then in order to make some more game-changing plays.

“The main thing is continuing to stay in play book, get that down and I’ll be alright,” Hilton said.

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