2011 Colts Training Camp: Notes From The The Second Day

As announced previously in this space, XFINITY from Comcast has generously agreed to support the best NFL community around -- us!  As part of that effort, XFINITY will be sponsoring our Stampede Blue's training camp coverage as well as a variety of special editorial and interactive features on our site between now and the end of the 2011 NFL season.

Articles of this kind pull together notes and observations from Colts beat writers, bloggers, and fans who attend camp and watch practices. If you are at camp and have access to Twitter, tweet us what you see @stampedeblue.

With all the free agency craziness that has engulfed the Colts front office, it's been hard to gather information about training camp. What is also important to note about camp is that, unlike previous years, NFL teams like the Colts are easing people into the camp routine. Remember, there were no OTAs. No mini-camps. The lockout killed all those. As a result, conditioning and injury presentation are key, as are learning sessions (classrooms) for the new players to learn the systems.

Today, I recommend following @andrewmishler of the Ball State Daily News. He is at camp tweeting the morning events.

Notes from yesterday's practices:

  • Defensive backs have looked poor in coverage, but I would not freak out about things like that just yet. Practices don't usually allow for QBs getting 'sacked,' and if a QB can run around all afternoon, he will find an open receiver.
  • Mike Newton has looked decent at safety, picking off a few passes in practice.
  • During special teams drills, Pierre Garcon and Anthony Gonzalez were returning punts. The drills were light, and it did not seem as if both men would be on ST duty. But, it's worth monitoring going forward.
  • Players held out include Taj Smith (hamstring), Kevin Thomas (quad), DeMario Pressley (hamstring), Fili Moala (foot), Mike Pollak (hamstring), and TE Brody Eldridge (knee).

Colts Training Camp Schedule

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tonight is the night practice. Are you going?

XFINITY from Comcast is a proud support of Stampede Blue. With XFINITY, you’ll get your Indianapolis Colts games as part of over 120 NFL games XFINITY provides in HD, as well as On Demand game recaps from every NFL game every week, lightning fast Internet speeds, and stunning HD. With NFL RedZone on XFINITY, you can see every touchdown from every NFL game, every Sunday afternoon for less than $8 per month! Call 1-800-XFINITY or visit http://www.xfinity.com/mostlivesports

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.