The Colts finally put on the pads Wednesday night, and there were quite a few people who were tweeting updates from training camp. Nate Dunlevy, Andrew Mishler, Jacob Crocker, and Daniel Graham were among the fans in Anderson last night, and all did a great job of posting updates.
Some of the interesting things that came out of camp: First, a lot of young, key guys for 2011 had a good practice. Jerry Hughes was playing well, abusing Ben Ijalana in the beginning of the scrimmage. Later on, Andrew Mishler reported that Ijalana was starting to fight back, and the two were battling it out.
Anthony Castonzo also played well, although Dwight Freeney was massacring him (but that's to be expected). Drake Nevis was also reported to be working with the first team, and looking very good at defensive tackle. Delone Carter also impressed, although running back evaluation is kind of lost in a training camp scrimmage. I can't wait to see him in live action.
Pat McAfee was booming field goals again, impressing the crowd by booting long kicks from up to 75 yards out. Curtis Painter was impressing people. Although he did have one pick, he seemed to be throwing pretty well, noticeably better than Hartline. The wide receivers were looking good tonight, as were the defensive front seven. Although, to be fair, players like Jeff Saturday, Ryan Diem, Mike Pollak, and Kyle DeVan didn't dress, along with defensive acquisitions Jamaal Anderson, Ernie Sims, and Tommie Harris. For more notes and observations, check out those four guys' twitter accounts, and 18to88's camp notes from Nate Dunlevy's visit.