We will have to wait nearly six weeks to see the 2013 Indianapolis Colts back together again. The team ended mandatory minicamp on Thursday afternoon, closing the book on their off season workouts until players report for training camp at Anderson University on July 27th. So far everyone seems to be satisfied with the “monster” the team is building.
“We had great attendance. The work that we got in day after day after day, we just were stacking bricks, and we’ll keep building that foundation,” said Head Coach Chuck Pagano.
“I thought we improved. That’s the name of the game. We’re nowhere near perfect. I would hope we’re not near perfect at this point. I think it was great to have the whole team together, to start to see some of the pieces come into place and to see guys compete. I’m happy to get this part session done and have the break and really looking forward to training camp now,” added second-year quarterback Andrew Luck.
Some players are heading to their hometown, others are going on a vacation but everyone is taking work with them. For example, Luck will stay in touch with his receivers and they plan to get together to toss around the football.
“As coaches and as players, if you get totally away from it, you’re going to come back and you’re going to be lost. You don’t want to come to training camp and use training camp as a means to get in shape. You don’t want to use training camp as a means to re-learn the playbook. So the big thing was number one, make great choices. This time off, spend time with family, recharge, do what you have to do mentally, physically, but make great choices. Don’t put yourself in a bad situation because really the only thing that will derail us from having a successful training camp and the start of a great season,” said Pagano.