It was only two plays but the results might have proven to be much more significant than that.
As the Colts first team offense and first team defense went mano-a-mano last Saturday for the first goal line work of training camp, the trash talk was evident.
Coming mostly from the defensive side of the ball, the players were anxious to settle the debate of one play, one yard, in full pads.
Those voices on the defense talking before the play were quickly silenced thanks to the ability of running back Delone Carter’s determination to fight for that one yard.
Carter scored on consecutive plays, both times bouncing off potential tacklers to give the offense their first two victories in short yardage situations.
The short-yardage role was something Carter saw a lot of in his rookie season in 2011 and with a full offseason under his belt he feels much more comfortable heading into year two.
“Everything was new to you. You don’t know what to expect and now you kind of know what to expect,” Carter said of the difference between year one and two. “You’ve got the OTAs this year, so you had a chance to learn everything and get comfortable with it so you can play much faster.”
Now, in week two of his second NFL training camp, Carter is looking forward to getting the preseason started on Sunday.
The St. Louis Rams will visit Indianapolis on August 12, and with the preseason officially beginning this past Sunday night, the Colts know their turn is coming soon.
“Camp is pretty much a twilight zone anyway. Knowing that you have a light at the end of the tunnel hopefully it’ll move a little faster now,” Carter said of Sunday’s game.
“You get tired of hitting your own guys and going against your own guys. You need some new faces out there and we all are pretty excited.”
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