The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Colts Camp

August 13, 2011

Rams rough up Colts in preseason opener

ST. LOUIS — The Indianapolis Colts’ traditional preseason woes continued Saturday night at the Edward Jones Dome.

With the Colts playing second- and third-line players almost exclusively, the St. Louis Rams had little problem in posting a 33-10 win in front of an announced crowd of 55,461. Indianapolis has now dropped seven straight opening preseason games, is 4-24 since the final game of the 2004 preseason and has lost seven straight preseason games overall.

Curtis Painter got the start at quarterback for the Colts and went two series before handing things over to backup Dan Orlovsky. Painter completed 3-of-6 passes for 55 yards and had one throw intercepted by St. Louis safety Quintin Mikell. He led Indianapolis to its only scoring drive of the first half, a 23-yard field goal by placekicker Adam Vinatieri.

Orlovsky didn’t fare much better, going 2-of-7 passing for 42 yards in the first half. He threw an interception on his first pass attempt of the game. Both interceptions by the Rams set up first quarter scoring drives, culminating in a six-yard pass from quarterback Sam Bradford to tight end Lance Kendricks and a 30-yard field goal by Josh Brown.

Brown later had field goals of 21 and 60 yards, the second one coming on the final play of the first half.

He added a 53-yard kick in the third quarter. Running back Cadillac Williams scored on a one-yard run in the second quarter. Running back Keith Totson added a five-yard TD run in the third quarter.

The Colts’ first touchdown of the preseason came with 7:23 left in the third quarter as Orlovsky connected on a 43-yard scoring pass to wide receiver Taj Smith.

Former Ball State signal caller Nate Davis relieved Orlovsky (4-of-10 passing, 111 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions) midway through the fourth quarter. Davis hit on three-of-7 passes for 36 yards. Undrafted rookie Mike Hartline (0-for-2 passing) wrapped things up in the final seconds of the game.

Joseph Addai started at running back for Indianapolis but played only one series before giving way to Donald Brown. Brown had 21 yards in four carries, all coming on the Colts’ second offensive series.

Fourth-round draft pick Delone Carter, along with undrafted rookies Darren Evans and Chad Spann, worked the rest of the night in the backfield. Evans had a team-high 52 yards in eight carries, including a 23-yard run in the fourth quarter. Carter ran for 29 yards in six carries. Undrafted rookie tight end Mike McNeill had three catches for 33 yards.

Indianapolis will open the home portion of its preseason schedule Friday night against Washington (7 p.m. kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium).

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  • 0914 Wheeler.jpg ‘Blue Review’ debuts from Hoosier Park

    Colts linebacker Philip Wheeler was back in Anderson on Tuesday for the first time since training camp closed on Aug. 18.
    And he said the team is looking forward to Sunday’s home opener against Cleveland, coming on the heels of a 34-7 loss in Houston.

    September 13, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0819 sports colts camp 053.jpg Colts break camp

    As the team broke ranks and prepared to return to Indianapolis for today’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins, there was still no word on when Peyton Manning will make his season debut.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo 1 Video

  • 0819 sports colts camp 140.jpg Stay at AU brings ‘brothers’ together

    For punter Pat McAfee there was just one little thing missing from Indianapolis Colts Training Camp this year.
    “My bed, not even a question. I love my bed. I enjoy Anderson University, obviously, but I’ve taken time on my bed to make it perfect for me and that’s what I’m excited to get back to,” McAfee said after the Colts’ final practice at AU on Thursday. “If I could have brought it here, which is what I should’ve done and what some vets do, it would have been a perfect experience.”

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • Detienne sends team back to Indianapolis

    A face familiar to Anderson football fans joined the Indianapolis Colts final huddle Thursday morning at Macholtz Stadium.
    Kerry Detienne, who was diagnosed with leukemia as a Highland senior in 2008, broke down the huddle and helped send the team on its way back home to Indianapolis.

    August 18, 2011

  • 0818 spts peter king.jpg Clarification

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0802_stand_colts005.JPG 2011 Colts Training Camp Timeline

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0818 spts tyler brayton.jpg Brayton hits ground running with Colts

    Defensive lineman Tyler Brayton got something of a rough introduction to the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday night.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo

  • 0819 sports colts camp 106.jpg Colts wrap up training camp

    The Indianapolis Colts broke training camp Thursday with a 75-minute practice at Macholtz Stadium.

    August 18, 2011 1 Photo 1 Video

  • 0818 sports colts camp 051.JPG Colts shuffle O-line

    One of the more interesting developments from Tuesday night’s practice was a shifting of positions along the offensive line.
    Rookie Anthony Castonzo and second-year player Joe Reitz were to the left of center Jeff Saturday, while Jeff Linkenbach was at right tackle with Ryan Diem at right guard.
    The biggest shock was Diem’s move from tackle to guard — a position he hasn’t played in nine years.

    August 17, 2011 2 Photos 1 Video

  • Teverbaugh, Rick.jpg Rick Teverbaugh: So long but not farewell

    If you’re heading out to the final Indianapolis Colts practice and it isn’t your first visit this year, be prepared for a bit of culture shock.

    August 17, 2011 1 Photo

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