INDIANAPOLIS — Isn’t it almost that time already?
It seems like it was just weeks ago that owner Jim Irsay met with media on that Saturday afternoon in January giving his reason for firing general manager Ryan Grigson and retaining coach Chuck Pagano.
Now here we are just 12 days away from the Indianapolis Colts reporting for training camp at the team’s facility on July 29. They’ll have their first practice the following day at Lucas Oil Stadium.
In 10 of the next 12 days, we’ll take a look at key areas for the Colts heading into training camp.
The biggest question mark surrounding quarterback Andrew Luck — and the entire Colts organization for that matter — is his health after he had right shoulder surgery in January and missed the team’s offseason workouts while still rehabbing.
Luck will return at some point, and when he does, an area the Colts want him to improve in is cutting down on his interceptions. The quarterback who believes he can make any throw no matter how tight the window is has thrown at least 12 interceptions in four of his five seasons.
Indianapolis wants his interception total to be in single digits.
“We say this all the time, ‘Andrew should not be a double-digit interception guy,'” Colts quarterback coach Brian Schottenheimer said during the team’s offseason workouts. “Like that’s the phrase that we use. He’s just too good of a player. So again, if he can eliminate some of those decision interceptions — I think there are five or six of them — those numbers drop significantly. You’re going to throw interceptions. It just happens.”
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