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2010 Colts Training Camp: Notes from the eighth practice (Aug. 6)

This morning was easily the busiest and most attended practice so far at Colts Training Camp.  Silly me thought I could get there around 9:20, stroll into the stadium just in time to see everyone stretching.  What I did see was cars parked all the way in the last row of the parking lot, and a massive line around the corner to get in.  It took about 20 minutes to get in, but thankfully there were still plenty of seats to be had; they just had to be facing the sun.

Today, much like Wednesday morning, was a light walk-through for just over an hour, in shells and shorts.  Everyone who sat out last night's practice was there participating, so the Colts have remained healthy enough for everyone to participate in non-contact drills (knocking on wood).  It wasn't a very exciting practice, but I did write down a couple notes on who certain guys were playing with:

  • They worked a lot on situational run plays.  Third and shorts, 2nd and mediums, etc.  Mostly tight formations, as would be expected on those downs.  Also did some Goal line situations, both going in and coming out, with both Offense and Defense.
  • Again, Kyle DeVan and Tony Ugoh started the day at OG.  At least for Preseason Game #1, they look to be the starters.  Jamey Richard and Mike Pollak also ran with the first unit, and for a couple plays Richard slid to C, and Ugoh played opposite Pollak.
  • Brody Eldridge was only used on the line as a TE.  They did run some FB today, with Eric Foster getting most of those snaps.  The other guy playing FB with the first unit?  You'll have to wait for the pictures to see.
  • I think we're going to see Foster playing mostly at DE this year, as he's lined up there often the past 3 days.  For the first time in a while, I think there is more depth at DT than at DE, causing some guys to learn to play both inside and outside.
  • Finally saw Fili Moala today, taking snaps with the first team LBs and DBs, but the 2nd rotation of DL.  Joining him was Mitch King, Foster, and Ervin Baldwin.
  • Jerry Hughes was with the 2nd team defense today.  Could be a couple reasons for that:  See how he does against 1st team OT, or maybe giving Baldwin a shot with the first team.  As it was just a walk-through, I wouldn't read too much into this.  Hughes will play a lot this season.
  • The second team OTs have been Adam Terry and Gerald Cadogan Chris Marinelli. Last night, against the first team defense, they didn't allow Painter to be touched by either Robert Mathis or Dwight Freeney.  I couldn't tell you whether the DE were going 100%, but they looked good.
  • Pat Angerer has been mostly running as the 3rd MLB, behind Gary Brackett and Cody Glenn.  I'm sure he's probably had a few snaps with the 2nd team LBs, but I just missed them.  Looked good last night.