The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Sports

June 12, 2013

Colts give fans training camp preview at Lucas Oil

INDIANAPOLIS — Griff Whalen jumped high in the corner of the end zone and caught Chandler Harnish's pass at its peak.

When the wide receiver from Stanford came down with both feet inbounds, the Indianapolis Colts had another successful outcome in their "Detroit scenario" drill and Wednesday's open mini-camp practice at Lucas Oil Stadium was over.

The team announced more than 10,000 fans came through the turnstiles from the time the doors opened at 2 p.m. until practice ended around 7:45 p.m.

"I want to send a shout out to the fans," head coach Chuck Pagano said. "We've got the best fans, hands down, in the National Football League."

Those fans got a good look at a practice that ran slightly longer than two hours and provided a preview for training camp at Anderson University in late July.

The Colts have one more mini-camp session on Thursday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Then there are no formal practices scheduled until the team arrives at AU.

That made this an important week for the team, and quarterback Andrew Luck likes what he's seen.

"A bunch of guys are playing well," he said. "Obviously, everybody knows what Reggie (Wayne) can do, and there's a bunch of guys fighting for spots, fighting to show coaches what they can do. It's nice to see everybody putting in 100 percent."

Luck did his best to quell concerns about the lack of big plays in this year's offensive gameplan. The Colts are switching from a wide-open vertical attack under former coordinator Bruce Arians to a more controlled West Coast-based system under new coordinator Pep Hamilton.

Some have feared that will lead to a "dink-and-dunk"offense that shies away from throws downfield.

On Wednesday, Luck threw touchdown strikes of 68 yards to Wayne, 63 yards to Whalen — after the receiver showed amazing focus to stay with the ball as it went through the arms of cornerback Greg Toler — and 30 yards to tight end Coby Fleener.

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