For the fourth straight year, the Indianapolis Colts will call Anderson University home for training camp. Below are some highlights of this year’s schedule:
–Opening Day: Players will report to training on Saturday, July 27 with the first practice scheduled for Sunday. The first practice is scheduled from 1:50-4:30 p.m. on July 28th and is open to the public. Here is a link to a page from Anderson University on free admission into training camp practice, parking guidelines and other tidbits for those attending training camp.
-Open Practices: The Colts have 15 scheduled open practices. Every afternoon practice from 1:50-4:30 is open to the public. Those will run daily starting Sunday, July 28th through Friday, August 16th except for the following dates.
-Saturday, August 3rd
-Tuesday, August 6th (Night practice scheduled from 6:30-8:55 p.m.)
-Wednesday, August 7th
-Saturday, August 10th
-Sunday, August 11th (Preseason Game No. 1 vs. Buffalo at 1:30 p.m.)
-Monday, August 12th
-Tuesday, August 13th (Practice scheduled from 3:20-4:45)
-Friday, August 16th (Final Practice scheduled from 10:30-12:30 p.m.)
–Night Practice: The Colts will host a night practice inside Macholtz Stadium on Tuesday, August 6th from 6:30-8:55 p.m. Night practices usually garner the largest crowds of the three-week training camp. Players typically stick around after practice to sign autographs for those in attendance.
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Doing what he did so many times as a kid, Andrew Luck returned the favor on Monday as an instructor at the William & Mary Colonial All-Pro Football Camp.
Luck spent much of the event interacting with the children attending and he was joined by fellow NFL quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Russell Wilson.
Following Monday’s camp session, Luck talked with various media outlets and USA Today writer Steve Gallo took a video of the media session. Gallo’s video of Luck is embedded below.
Below are some of the Colts related highlights of what No. 12 had to say on Monday:
On the biggest difference between Bruce Arians offense and Pep Hamilton’s scheme:
“I think the biggest difference now is that we’ve got a true fullback on the roster and in (Arians’) offense we didn’t have a fullback. It was more the tight end stuff lining up as a fullback, so that will be the biggest difference.”
On how the offseason additions our adjusting to the Colts:
“Everybody that has come in has fit right into the locker room. I remember coming in my first day and guys being very welcoming. I think that’s the culture they’ve built in Indianapolis and I’m just happy to be apart of it.”
On where Luck wants to improve in Year Two:
“I know it’s cliché but improve in every facet, especially accuracy. I left a lot of plays out there by throwing bad balls. Sometimes the wide receivers bailed me out and sometimes the balls were too bad to get hands on them (laughs).”
On Chuck Pagano receiving the George Halas Award:
“Very deserving of that award. It was obviously a bit unprecedented to have your coach leave after three games and start fighting for his life. It definitely put some perspective on things, football. I’m very, very grateful that he’s healthy, in remission.
One of the coolest experiences of my life was having him back on the sidelines, the Houston Texans game, the last regular season game and us getting a win. To see him run out of the tunnel and get that support was special.”
On accepting more of a leadership role this season:
“As a quarterback you assume some leadership role, just naturally, having to talk in the huddle and people having to listen to you. But we have great leadership on offense. Reggie Wayne is our offensive leader. He still is our offensive leader. That’s who I defer to. That’s who I look to. Great leadership in the locker room.
I’ve never felt like that you play quarterback so you have to be the guy. I think that’s a natural progression from what I’ve learned in college and last year. As you get older you talk more, maybe you share your opinion more but Reggie is still, in my mind, our offensive leader.”
Tags: Andrew Luck, chuck pagano, Pep Hamilton, Reggie Wayne
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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 Tuesday, June 25th
By: Phillip B. Wilson, Indianapolis Star
Wilson writes on Brazill’s suspension that will cost him the first four games of the 2013 regular season.
Brazill can still take part in preseason practices and games with his scheduled return coming on Oct. 6 against Seattle.
Brazill was expected to be one of several receivers vying for the Colts’ top reserve spot behind Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton and Darrius Heyward-Bey. Other receivers in the mix include Nathan Palmer, Griff Whalen and Jabin Sambrano. The Colts have three other undrafted rookie receivers.
Bradley Cicala, Brazill’s agent, declined comment except to say he would work with his client to try to help him return to the Colts. The team did not issue a statement.
By: Mike Chappell, Indianapolis Star
In a series that commemorates the Colts 30th year in the Circle City and the team’s 500th game on Dec. 1, Chappell is starting a piece that looks at the all-time team from an Indianapolis version.
Chappell’s three quarterbacks are Jim Harbaugh, Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning.
He goes into detail about how the contest will operate over the next month.
As the latest version prepares to report to Anderson University July 27 for the start of training camp, we take a position-by-position look at the best players from the previous 29 seasons. We’ll call it the all-time Indianapolis Colts team. Players are judged only on their careers with the Colts, and starting with the ’84 season.
Today, we ask for reader input. Vote below and enter our Ultimate Colts Team Contest at http://www.indystar.com/coltsquarterback. Every correct answer in the contest gives you an opportunity to win four Colts tickets to a 2013 regular season game. Follow the contest on Twitter at #UltimateColts.
Tags: Andrew Luck, LaVon Brazill
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