As mgrex03 said earlier the weather was so great and the crowd was even better. The place couldn't have ever been this full. The Colts fans had an excitement for just a glimpse of the Colts. I was positioned in end zone on the home side NW side of the complex along the fence.
I focused on the DB's and QB's.
Players that stood out to me that will interest you would be
1. Kevin Thomas- Hearing him on the way up to the stadium on 1070 he sounded cocky and confident. I was anxious to see why. In person you realize that he is a different body type than the Corners. He is taller and longer. My group picked out right away the long arms that would be a huge advantage for him. His back pedal was above average and his jumping abilities were right in line with the others. Overall we were impressed with this athleticism and I will be watching him on Saturday night.
2. Chip Vaugh- AS BBS had reported he spent the off season working out in FLA with Chad Johnson and Plax. He appeared healthy coming off his shoulder surgery. He appeared extremely athletic compared to the other DB's. He defended well during the 7 v7 and had a very sneaky sack as mgrex03 reported.
3. Patty Mac
-great tweeter and huge leg- At least 3 kickoffs from the new kickoff spot went through the uprights. The crazy thing to me is that nobody gasped- I guess people didn't do the math on how freakin far that is. He and #4 looked accurate and healthy in all aspects of the game.
4 Nate Davis- Sorry folks he didn't look like a Pro QB. His ball was sloppy, not crisp at all. He seemed really rusty and will not be making the team.
5 Delone Carter- Loved the head down power runner in the backfield. He ran like the (pre injury) Mike Hart that we all loved , but with the size necessary to make it through a season as a RB in the league. He will move piles this year.
6 Anthony Castonzo- Don't freak out peeps but he is a long way off....from being able to handle Dwight Freeney-but so is the rest of the LT's in the league. But he is green as green can be. Which means he will not be ready for Houston. He simply looked outclassed and hesitant in his play. Based on what I saw he needs these preseason games like no other player. But all the tools look like they are there. (Linkenbach looked better than I remembered so that is good)
7 Curtis Painter- Here is where I lose you and all credibility. He looked like a pro QB. Sharp zip on the ball. I only saw one bad ball- an overthrow by 5 yards on a 35 yard toss. Other than that one he completed everything and his delivery is much improved. I'm not a fan of his like most of you and even anticipated a little friendly jeering for him. But he was the best QB on the field(in pads). I think you all might be a bit surprised by him if he looks like he did last night.
8 Receiving Corp. 85 and 87 are game ready and looked like all pros. 44 burned just about every defender(s) he lined up against and he looked like he should. Quick and smart. Collie was elusive and Gonzo was a little rusty but will be ready for the season. I also noticed Taj Smith looking out of it a bit.
I'd be happy to answer any questions.
VermVerm aka @IndyVerm