By George Bremer
The Herald Bulletin
ANDERSON, Ind. —
The Indianapolis Colts broke training camp Thursday with a 75-minute practice at Macholtz Stadium.
The 9:30 a.m. walkthrough drew an estimated 600 fans and concluded the team’s 18-day stay at Anderson University.
Many NFL teams are moving away from the traditional training camps, opting instead to work out at their year-round practice facilities.
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell, however, said he enjoys the team’s annual road trip.
“For the most part of their day, you can get them to really concentrate on their craft,” he said. “It’s very difficult to do that away from a setting like this. Some teams can get it done, but I think it’s (not) quite as conducive to really learning and performing. So we enjoy this environment.”
The Colts will host the Washington Redskins in a preseason game Friday night.
And the team returns to practice Saturday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis. The remaining preseason practices are closed to the public.