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Cory Redding anixous to see pupil Daniel Adongo finally “hit” somebody

Posted by Kevin Bowen on December 7, 2013 – 8:00 am

What started back in Anderson has continued at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.

The 11-year veteran Cory Redding helping Daniel Adongo learn the game of football in every facet.

“He’s like a baby to the game,” Redding said of the newest member to the Colts active roster.

“The day he got here he was like crawling, and now he’s up and walking, running as a toddler, Now he’s looking at all the defenses, looking at special teams. Studying guys’ body types and different pass rush moves to get on them, just learning everything he can about the game and it’s so exciting to see. He has his notebook in front of him, he has his iPad in front of him, he’s looking at stuff. The guy is being a technician to the game. And that’s what I love to see because it’s going to transition on the field.”

That transition will come on Sunday afternoon as Chuck Pagano expects the 6’5”, 270-pound Adongo to play special teams for the Colts.

Adongo thanks veterans like Redding and Robert Mathis for their guidance since he arrived to training camp in late 2013_1206_Prac_0075July.

Redding is beyond amazed at the progression Adongo has made on a field that was completing foreign to him just four months ago.

“He’s giving the offensive line fits. He’s strong. He’s fast,” Redding said in describing Adongo. “Very aggressive player and I cannot wait to see him line up wherever they put him. Whoever’s across from him is going to be in trouble. He’s a heck of a player, you’re all going to see it. And I can’t wait to see him play.”

When talking about his own development, Adongo uses the phrase ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ to describe the tutelage he’s received from Colts veterans.

That ‘child’ will look awfully big on Sunday when running down on kickoffs.

He’s got a lot of built up anger and frustration from practice. You can tell he wants to hit somebody but it’s practice and your teammates so you want to not do that,” Redding said of Adongo.

“But, he’s going against an opposing team, so he can hit them as much as he can, legally now, from whistle to whistle, snap to whistle.”

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