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Camp Diary: Darrius Heyward-Bey Day One

Posted by Kevin Bowen on July 28, 2013 – 10:24 pm

Darrius Heyward-Bey enters his first training as a member of the Indianapolis Colts looking for one thing—establishing trust with Andrew Luck.

“I just always tell him, ‘Trust me.’

How exactly DHB goes about gaining Luck’s trust will come each afternoon when the Colts hit the practice field.

“You got to make plays out there,” Heyward-Bey said. “When (Luck) throws it up there, you got to come down with the ball. That’s what a quarterback looks for and that’s what I’m going to do.”

As the Colts hit the field Sunday afternoon for the first practice of the 2013 campaign, DHB was one of the first players out there.

The sound of the jugs machine was being ramped up with DHB taking reps 20 minutes before the special teams portion of practice started.temp2013_0728_TC_1337--nfl_mezz_1280_1024

On the back of DHB’s shirt was the “hoist it” mantra that the team has adopted in an effort to hold the Lombardi Trophy up come early February.

Having never experienced the playoffs, DHB is anxious to hopefully have his season extended past the new year.

“I’m on a team that believes in winning,” Heyward-Bey said of the Colts. “It’s an opportunity to win the Super Bowl and go to the playoffs, which I’ve never done before. So, I’m excited.”

When DHB hit the free agent market this past offseason he wanted to find a place with a winning culture.

The Colts fit that bill and the five-year wide receiver is now apart of an organization that has high expectations year in and year out.

“Just the way they do their business around here,” Heyward-Bey said of what made him choose Indianapolis.

“It’s all about making sure everybody’s comfortable, making sure all the players are taken care of, and winning. To go from 2-14 to 11 wins in one season, that’s amazing, and that starts from the bottom. It starts from the owner all the way down to the equipment guys.”

Check back with later in the week for another camp update from Darrius Heyward-Bey. Here was a one-on-one interview from DHB after Sunday morning’s walk-through practice.

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