Remember last year when NFL pundits had the Indianapolis Colts ranked dead last in their Power Rankings (I’m looking at you ESPN)? Coming off a horrific campaign the year prior with a quarterback whose health was a mystery, there was little hope of being competitive. Throw in a new coach and GM, and there were question marks everywhere. Then, something special happened. The Colts didn’t win a championship, but making the Divisional Round of the playoffs sure felt like a victory.
As we enter the 2019-20 season, the future is oh-so bright. Coach Frank Reich and GM Chris Ballard are a dynamic duo that the team, and the city, believe in. Andrew Luck has an offensive line that ranks among the best in the league, and with time he absolutely carves up defenses. Speaking of defenses, the Colts finally have an identity behind the passion and leadership of Darius Leonard. All signs point to a promising upcoming campaign, and those same power rankings that had the Colts ranked 32nd last year have them ranked 5th heading into the upcoming season.
The excitement is palpable. While the preseason doesn’t kick off until August 8 (first home game on August 17), fans can get their football fix beginning today. Can I get a hallelujah? Dust off your jersey and get to Grand Park in Westfield for a fan-friendly training camp experience on select days between now and Thursday, August 15.
Our friends at Visit Hamilton County pulled together this list of Things to Know when attending Colts Training Camp:
You can drive to camp, but it’s more fun to ride. The Monon Trail provides a direct path from Indy to training camp. Get up close with this team, scout the rookies, and get into Colts football. They surpassed expectations last season, and there is no reason to believe they can’t do it again.
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