For a thorough breakdown of training camp, please visit Matt Danely’s camp notes.
#Colts pic.twitter.com/1rX8UVtfOS— Matt Danely (@MDanely_NFL) August 1, 2017
Stampede Blue’s very own Matt Danely attended today’s practice and had the opportunity to take a close look at the wide receivers in individual drills to start the day.
#Colts receivers pic.twitter.com/UASXJOezfe— Matt Danely (@MDanely_NFL) August 1, 2017
For those who haven’t been able to attend training camp or open practices before, individual position breakouts follow stretching and warming up at the start of each practice.
The players react to today's physical, competitive practice: pic.twitter.com/fP71Pm8SFI— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 1, 2017
The big story today was a dust-up between TY Hilton and Vontae Davis when matched up during team drills. Hilton discusses the incident and makes it clear that everything is fine between the wide receiver and corner.
T.Y. Hilton on his skirmish, then touchdown, against Vontae Davis pic.twitter.com/f6FNnf1D65— Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) August 1, 2017
Shortly after the skirmish, Hilton got the best of Davis for a touchdown and let him know about it.
This is what happens when you have a top WR line up against a top CB. #ColtsCamp pic.twitter.com/FlpxM8ER2p— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 1, 2017
As you will see in this video, no punches were thrown but some shoving got the attention of players and coaches.
Round 2?!— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 1, 2017
Nothing but competition at #ColtsCamp. pic.twitter.com/0upiVSm8oo
Davis didn’t just receive attention from Hilton on the day either as he and Phillip Dorsett also locked up and had a brief discussion on the ground.
Enjoy #Colts pic.twitter.com/9Wk6aFO0EX— Matt Danely (@MDanely_NFL) August 1, 2017
Matt enjoyed watching the big uglies get after it today. Again, you can read more about his takeaways in his camp notes.
Le'Raven Clark vs. Henry Anderson, with Pagano looking on pic.twitter.com/JPP21gKSsd— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) August 1, 2017
This is a match-up between two assumed starters and Clark refused to back down against Anderson in this drill.
Let the hitting begin. #Colts Camp pic.twitter.com/dhqluvZIVv— Clark Wade (@ClarkWade34) August 1, 2017
In this video DE Lavar Edwards matches up with rookie tackle Andrew Wylie before first-year tackle Blake Muir lines up with DE Margus Hunt.
Here's Pagano talking about his team's reputation for being something less than physical (he said it, not me). #Colts pic.twitter.com/g1uiexKIdw— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) August 1, 2017
Pagano makes it clear that the only way to play football is physical.
This is me asking Pagano if they would increase the hitting as camp progresses. We had a different assessment of today's practice. Lol pic.twitter.com/xvBLXKlhKx— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) August 1, 2017
Holder downplays the physicality in today’s practice and Pagano disagrees. He does admit that the team did not go live today, referring to the contact as “thud.”