Each morning Colts.com will take a look at the top headlines surrounding the Indianapolis Colts from around the globe. What is the local and national media saying about the Colts?
Take a look below at the top five pieces from Wednesday, June 12th.
By: Tom James, Terre Haute Tribune
Landry was the main attraction in Tuesday’s open locker room and James took a look at The Red Hulk action figure that sits in No. 30’s locker.
One of the hot topics was around why Landry missed the Colts 10 OTA practices.
“My trainer and my whole medical staff [are located in Scottsdale],” he explained, adding that he and veteran Indianapolis free safety Antoine Bethea shouldn’t have any issues forming a strong bond.
“I worked out with him in Arizona anyway. We have a familiar background with each other. I’ve been knowing him for awhile. So it’s like a brotherhood back there, I reckon. The chemistry is going to go well.”
James’ notebook also takes a look at the signing of Ahmad Bradshaw and head coach Chuck Pagano joked a bit with the media after the team’s first minicamp practice about the newest Colt.
“[Just] heard. It is true? We signed a running back today? What’s his name?,” Pagano joked after Tuesday’s practice. “We did sign Ahmad. Obviously, every decision that we make and talk about from day one is what’s best for the team, what gives us the best chance to win.
By: George Bremer, The Herald Bulletin
Bremer focuses on Bradshaw and a specific play that new coach Chuck Pagano remembers during his tenure in Baltimore.
“Any time you can add a guy that’s got Super Bowl rings and understands what it takes, has that mindset, put another pro in that locker room, another mentor,” Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. “I mean, the guy’s a beast. He’s a warrior. I was at Baltimore and we played him, I don’t know how many years ago, and I just saw him gut through our defense for a 77-yard run. And that doesn’t happen very often to a Ravens front seven and that defense.”
Ironically enough, one of Bradshaw’s finest memories came at Lucas Oil Stadium when he scored the game winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLVI.
Now, he will call Lucas Oil Stadium home.
“It’s a great place,” Bradshaw said during a conference call at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. “It’s a great atmosphere. Being inside and out of that facility should be fun.”
By: Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star
Chappell also follows along with the angle that James took and looks at Landry’s “alter ego.”
The Pro Bowl safety brings a strong resume to Indianapolis but individual accolades will be put to the side in his new home.
“I have high expectations,” Landry said. “I’m just looking to win. I’m not really a ‘self’ type of guy. It’s a team effort.”
Chappell also spoke with Landry’s safety mate Antoine Bethea who will undoubtedly line up next to each other come Week One.
“He’s going to come downhill and he’s going to hit you,” Bethea said. “He’s very intense, gets to the ball.
By: Clark Judge, CBS Sports
Judge had a question-and-answer session with the Colts signal caller on Tuesday afternoon.
Before going in-depth into Luck’s Q-and-A, Judge sat down with backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to get his thoughts on the starter.
“Andrew Luck,” (Hasselbeck) says, “is hitting it out of the park. He’s talented, but I’ve seen talented guys before. What is really special about him is his focus, his ability to process quickly, what he does at the line of scrimmage and his ability to get the respect of the locker room. He doesn’t blink. He’s always trying to be better and smarter.”
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