The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


April 30, 2014

McNary moves forward by learning how to drop back


He proved to be a quick study, becoming adept at knocking receivers off their routes and watching his playing time steadily increase. McNary played just three snaps in his debut against the Titans, but he was on the field for 34 plays three weeks later at Kansas City.

The 6-foot, 251-pounder displayed natural instincts from his first day of training camp. And he used a tireless work ethic to catch up with his teammates. Once his knowledge of the defense was up to par, he was ready to contribute.

So much so that he was trusted to appear in both playoff games, making 11 combined tackles against the Chiefs and Patriots.

Fellow inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman — who played for three seasons in the Canadian Football League before becoming a starter in Indianapolis in 2012 — watched it all unfold with an experienced eye.

"He's a guy that's willing to do whatever it takes to get out there on the field," Freeman said. "I know he was champing at the bit for a long time sitting on the sideline. I kinda know how that feels, just sitting there waiting on your opportunity. But whenever he could run out there, he would try to take full advantage of it."

Now McNary's taking full advantage of his offseason opportunity to improve.

He's glad the coaching staff showed faith in him late last season, and he's determined to prove it's well-placed. To that end, he's spending extra time in his playbook learning not only his specific duties on a given play but those of everyone around him.

That knowledge will allow him to think and react more quickly on the field and could lead to the next step in his development.

In other words, McNary is moving forward once again.

Text Only
  • SPT - HB0823 - Saints art Saints should provide barometer for ambitious Colts The last two meetings with the New Orleans Saints have ended in misery for the Indianapolis Colts.

    August 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0819 - McAfee art George Bremer: McAfee can't wait for another shot at miracle finish Two days later, Pat McAfee still was kicking himself for missing a 64-yard field goal that would have provided an even more improbable finish to Saturday's 27-26 preseason loss against the New York Giants.

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0818 - Griff Whalen art Rogers, Whalen heating up WR conversation Da'Rick Rogers and Griff Whalen are competing so hard for the fifth WR spot, the Colts might be convinced to keep six.

    August 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • WEB Colts art 8-17 Giants rally past Colts in preseason home opener Pat McAfee truly believes he should have made a game-winning field goal for the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. Never mind that the punter's attempt came from 64 yards out — a distance that would have equaled the NFL record set by Matt Prater last year. McAfee was focused only on the 27-26 loss against the New York Giants and how his right foot could have changed it.

    August 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0816 - Colts art Colts still in evaluation mode against Giants

    Many eyes will be turned toward Jonotthan Harrison tonight when the Indianapolis Colts host the New York Giants in their second preseason game. The undrafted free agent out of the University of Florida figures to be the starting center following Khaled Holmes' sprained ankle in the opener against the New York Jets.

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Colts QBs ready for NBA, MLB?

    Colts quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck and Chandler Harnish went through some unique warmups before practice at Colts training camp at Anderson University.

    August 14, 2014

  • NWS - HB0814 - Colts Camp - 212 Fans seek signatures on last day of Colts camp

    The Indianapolis Colts finished their time in Anderson with a quick practice under beautiful conditions. The nice weather brought out about 1,000 people to see the Colts off and grab an autograph or two if possible.

    August 13, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT - HB0814 - Colts Camp - 130 Colts end eventful camp on light note

    Chuck Pagano threw his team a little curveball Wednesday to close out the 2014 training camp, providing a light-hearted finish to a three-week stretch at Anderson University that often tested the team's mettle.

    August 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Contract's up, but AU confident Colts will return AU president James Edwards believes the school soon will begin working on a new deal with the Colts.

    August 13, 2014

  • SPT - HB0813 - Colts Camp - Luck Watch - 058.JPG Colts Camp 2014: Day 19

    VIDEO: The Colts wrapped up training camp Wednesday morning with a shortened practice at Anderson University. The team will return to Indianapolis to continue preparations for Saturday's preseason game against the New York Giants.

    August 13, 2014 1 Photo

Colts Video
Twitter Updates
Reader Photos From Camp

Share your camp photos with us.

Colts Camp Webcast Archive