Correcting the mistakes
With the first week of training camp now behind them and the team’s first preseason game set for this Sunday against Buffalo (1:30 p.m., Lucas Oil Stadium), the Colts coaching staff are all about cleaning up practice errors.
“We just don’t want repeat offenders. Whatever mistakes that they’ve made, there’s going to be mistakes made. But what you’d like to do is ‘OK, come in, watch the tape, clean up the mistakes and then move forward.’ So, especially for young guys, it’s difficult because we’re adding another installation [of the team’s offensive and defensive systems],” Pagano said.
“We’ll continue to install this week, every day. Every night when we have our meetings, we’re installing things. So we’re trying to eliminate the repeat offenders. We want to get something cleaned up so we can move on. If we have to come back and fix the same thing over and over and over again -- whether it be a position play or a unit, a coverage, a run, a pass play, a protection, whatever that is -- we’re not going to be able to make the strides that we need to make.”
Bradshaw gets work
Former New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw saw a brief bit of work with the first-team offense during Sunday morning’s walkthrough.
Bradshaw is on the Colts’ physically unable to perform list after undergoing foot surgery in late January. He signed with Indianapolis on June 11 after he was waived by the Giants but has yet to see any extensive practice time with the team.
A two-time 1,000-yard rusher during his six seasons with New York, Bradshaw isn’t expected to be activated from the PUP list any time soon. He took a couple of handoffs from quarterback Andrew Luck.
“No. Just getting the mental reps,” Pagano said about the running back’s abbreviated practice appearance.