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Colts Camp

August 17, 2011

Camp Notes: Caldwell in no hurry to leave Anderson

ANDERSON, Ind. — The moving trucks are packed, and the Colts will head back to Indianapolis immediately following today’s 9:30 a.m. practice.

But not all of the team’s staff is anxious to see training camp end.

Head coach Jim Caldwell said he’s rather enjoyed his time in Anderson and will be sorry to leave camp behind.

“I really like it, to be honest with you,” he said. “It’s rather regimented, and I tend to like sort of regimented atmospheres.”

Clark looking for improvement

Saturday’s preseason opener in St. Louis didn’t end well for the Colts, with a 33-10 loss.

The team hosts the Washington Redskins for its second exhibition game Friday.

A victory isn’t necessarily the top priority, but progress certainly is.

“We got to be smart, it’s only the second preseason game so we can’t really just go out there (and play the starters),” tight end Dallas Clark said. “You got to realize and look at the big picture and know there are bigger games down the road. Just get as much as you can get out of it. But the big picture is getting the younger guys more reps and having them improve. Go out there and make more plays than they did last week. I think we got a lot of good work in from last week and good corrections, and hopefully we see those carry over and guys not make the same mistakes and go out there and do their job.”

Bullitt takes over as starting safety

With former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Bob Sanders now plying his trade in San Diego, fifth-year safety Melvin Bullitt entered training camp as a starter for the first time.

He’s seen plenty of playing time, and made plenty of starts, as Sanders dealt with injuries over the years. So the adjustment into a leadership role hasn’t been as shocking as it might otherwise have been.

“I’m not certain that it’s changed much for him because he has always played the same spot for the most part,” Caldwell said. “He obviously has gotten, I think, a more of a solidified position because he came in as a backup in certain situations. Well, obviously he is no longer in that role. He’s in a leadership role, the pole position. He’s taken advantage of that.”

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Colts Camp
  • 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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