The news keeps on pouring in around the Colts and today’s headlines indicates just that. Philip B. Wilson of the Indy Star takes a look at some of the position battles and the city of Anderson. The Indianapolis Business Journal has an in-depth look at the city’s 2018 Super Bowl bid. Lastly, Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne News Sentinel was out at Chandler Harnish’s football camp and spoke with the second-year quarterback.
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 pieces from Tuesday, July 23rd.
By: Phillip B. Wilson, Indy Star
Wilson takes a look at some of the more important position battles with training camp less than a week away.
The battles that have Wilson’s interest includes running back, the No. 2 wide receiver spot, right guard, nose tackle and inside linebacker.
By: Anthony Schoettle, Indianapolis Business Journal
The competition will be stiff but frankly no one should expect anything different when it comes to bidding for Super Bowls.
Allison Melangton, CEO of the city’s 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and leader of the 2018 Super Bowl Bid Committee, is promising to come up with another attention-grabber to deliver the bid early next May—if the city proceeds with a bid as expected.
“We have to do our due diligence and that’s what we’re doing right now,” Melangton said. “We’re carefully doing our homework. And if there are no red flags between now and August, it is our intent to bid. Making an informed decision is a big part of my job.”
Melangton is confident in Indianapolis’ pitch and doesn’t have to look very far back to have physical proof of the city’s ability to host a Super Bowl.
“At this point, I don’t see any red flags,” Melangton said, adding that Indianapolis still has enough hotels—downtown and otherwise—to meet bid specifications and Lucas Oil Stadium “has consistently been rated as one of the top venues in the NFL.”
And, Melangton emphasized, Indianapolis has the 2012 Super Bowl to reference.
“I would think we’d have an advantage this time because we’ve proved ourselves,” Melangton said. “Last time, there were so many questions about our ability to host the event.”
By: Phillip B. Wilson, Indy Star
Wilson takes a look at the other side of training camp with an in-depth focus on the city of Anderson over the next three weeks.
“This is an amazing time of year for the community of Anderson, for Anderson University to be the home for Indianapolis Colts training camp,” said Chris Williams, AU director of communications and community relations. “We’re thrilled to be able to do it again for a fourth consecutive year. Signs are going up, bleachers are being dusted off and preparations are being finalized.”
Wilson’s blog helps fans with the schedule, parking, finding campus and other important things to know before attending this year’s training camp.
By: Reggie Hayes, News-Sentinel
Chandler Harnish will head to his second NFL training camp later this week but he is currently helping out his community back in Ossian, Ind.
Harnish has been a great ambassador and role model for kids growing up in the Fort Wayne area.
“I’ve told this to a lot of people, but I feel the Lord put me in position, with a platform to spread my influence, and this is one of those tools,” Harnish said. “I want to do whatever I can do to make these kids better people and better players and get them ready for the future. And have some fun. That’s the No.1 rule of this camp, to have fun.”
“This is something I hope goes over really well and can get the kids excited for and have a great time,” Harnish said. “When I was their age, I would have jumped out of my shoes to come out here with college players and an NFL guy and have fun and learn and compete and just walk away with a good taste in your mouth about Norwell football.”
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