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Colts Daily Headlines: August 16th Edition

Posted by Kevin Bowen on August 16, 2013 – 8:45 am

The Colts are a few hours away from their final practice in Anderson. For now here’s a look at the news of the day including two well-done features on Darrius Heyward-Bey and Matt Hasselbeck.

Take a look below at the top pieces from Friday, August 16th.  

Scenes from Colts camp: Starters will play more, CB Vontae Davis’ push-ups and more

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

Chappell’s camp impressions looks at the increase of playing time for the starters and a nice moment during Thursday’s practice.

On a fade pattern intended for Reggie Wayne, cornerback Vontae Davis appeared to have an easy interception but the fifth year corner dropped the potential turnover.

Like has happened all camp, Colts defenders immediately started yelling that it was push-up time.

On que, Davis dropped and gave his defenders a few push-ups as a result from dropping the pick.

Darrius Heyward-Bey Isn’t Just Dropping By

By: Robert Klemko, MMQB (Sports Illustrated)

The MMQB crew stopped by Anderson earlier this week and their first piece comes on Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Much has been made about the type of success that DHB will have in Indy after he was introduced to four different offenses and seven different quarterbacks in Oakland.

Now he knows exactly who will be rifling passes to him in Andrew Luck.

“The way he demands the offense to have a high tempo, you don’t want to disappoint him,” Heyward-Bey says of Luck. “When you have a quarterback who doesn’t have that presence, nobody else cares.”

Mentor? Sure. But QB Matt Hasselbeck is really here to keep the team in the playoff chase if Andrew Luck gets hurt

By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star

The backup quarterback of an NFL team can go unnoticed for an entire season but with one injury, he then becomes the most important player.

Because of that, the Colts made a priority to go out and get a veteran insurance policy in 15-year vet Matt Hasselbeck.

“(Hasselbeck is) more than capable. We all know that,” Pagano said. “He can run this offense and you’ve got, if you want to call it an insurance policy, a great insurance policy in your back pocket.”

Hasselbeck has had a solid training camp. In the preseason opener against Buffalo, he completed 4-of-8 passes for 75 yards, producing one touchdown and one field goal on three drives. He hooked up with T.Y. Hilton for a 45-yard touchdown pass and suffered an interception on a tipped pass.

“It felt great,” Hasselbeck said. “It was short and sweet and we got some things accomplished.

“I just want to win some games this year. That’s what it’s all about.”


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