Adam Vinatieri is fitting in quite nicely with his new team. Vinatieri has been a constant presence at off season workouts, which started last month. This is a welcome change from Vanderjagt, who is usually playing more golf this time of year than actually working on his ability to kick the ball.
Having a kicker working so hard on conditioning really does set a tone for the team. I mean, if the friggin' kicker is working as hard as Manning, Harrison, and Freeney, that sends a clear signal to the rookies and younger guys to get it in gear.
In other news, Addai continues to impress:
"It's just being a little more comfortable with the snap count and what we do. But he was very encouraging [Saturday]," the Indianapolis coach said. "I thought he was a little more sure of himself and a little more sudden in what he did. He was going maybe with a little more, just knowing what he was doing."
Addai has been impressive through the first three practices at catching the football, a trait that should earn him high marks from offensive coordinator Tom Moore and quarterback Peyton Manning.
Update [2006-5-21 12:22:58 by BigBlueShoe]: