The Indianapolis Colts have one day of training camp remaining in Anderson, Ind., which concludes on Friday, Aug. 16.
Camp will officially break after the final practice, wrapping up at 12:30 p.m. before the team heads for New York in preparation for its second preseason contest on Sunday, Aug. 18, against the New York Giants.
The fourth consecutive trip to Anderson University to lay the groundwork for the 2013 edition of the team has come across as a positive one to head coach Chuck Pagano, who said he's seen improvements across the board after the team's morning practice on Thursday, Aug. 15.
According to Pagano, the offensive line is as strong as it's been in a long time with the group gaining better communication skills with one another and depth beginning to emerge behind the starting five.
"From a physical standpoint they got the right mindset and attitude," Pagano said. "They are athletic guys, communication-wise, they are on the same page and they have been doing a great job."
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was sacked 41 times in his rookie season in 2012, and according to Pagano, he wants that number to at least be cut in half. He said that will come from not just protecting better, but also putting the team in better situations to not fall behind in games, keeping the running game a better option.
The projecting starting five on the offensive line were among the highest in receiving in playing time during the first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Aug. 10. Before giving way to the second team, both Luck and backup Matt Hasselbeck got in work with the group during the first quarter of that game.
In New York, it could be expected they may obtain as much playing time again if Pagano has his way.
The entire first team offense is in the plans to be on the field longer during the first half on Sunday, with a 25 to 30 snap limit set up. Pagano said going as far to say the entire half is not out of the question though if the snap count permits.
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