Colts camp kicked off with a walk-thru in the morning on the main football field at Anderson University. Then, the team picked things up a bit with a nearly three-hour afternoon session in front of fans. The Colts worked out by position first with quarterback Andrew Luck getting the most attention.
“Excitement, giddiness. It’s important to focus on what is at hand. I need to get the ball into our receivers hands better. I’m not sure what my completion percentage was but it wasn’t good enough,” said Luck.
Like Luck, Head Coach Chuck Pagano is also entering his second training camp with the Horseshoes. It’s a welcomed sight for everyone in Colts blue to have Pagano on the field. You may remember it was less than a year ago when Pagano received a cancer diagnosis. He is now in remission and says doctors have placed no restrictions on him during the grind of training camp.
That means Pagano can focus on what he loves and make sure his team is ready for the 2013 season. So far he likes what he sees.
“The rookies came in on Tuesday and they ran a conditioning test and passed with flying colors and everyone came in and passed with flying colors. We had less guys run it this year then last year because of the offseason participation. I think we are in great shape. I think we have great competition across the board at all positions.”
Not everything is picture perfect. A few players have offseason issues they still need to deal with. Safety Joe Lefeged was arrested in Washington DC last month following a traffic stop. Police allege a gun was found in a vehicle fled by Lefeged and two other men. Meanwhile wide receiver LaVon Brazill is suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
“We had some guys that made some mistakes and made errors in judgement certainly we are disappointed they are disappointed. We hold each other to high expectations and it is about personal accountability so we will deal with those internally,” added Pagano.
Lefeged and Brazill both particiapted in the morning and afternoon practices on Sunday.
The work continues for the Colts on Monday with another closed walk-through in the morning followed by an open practice in front of fans from 1:50-4:30 p.m.