It took a 38-yard field goal from Colts punter Pat McAfee to end practice early on the final day of training camp. With the entire team cheering him on McAfee missed his first attempt from 59-yards out. They moved the ball up and he nailed his second attempt through the up-rights to close the book on the Colts third straight year of camp at Anderson University.
"I think the coaches wanted to get out of here too. But, I kind of blew it for them on the first one but I got it back on the second one," said McAfee.
Over a three week stay the team completed 26 total practices and they've learned a lot along the way. With more then 50 new players on the roster the Colts biggest focus has been building the team camaraderie.
"You go through something like camp where you only see each other for weeks on end. It's kind of a grueling process you build friendships and you build the team," said rookie tight end Coby Fleener.
"As veterans we have to show those guys those guys the way. We have some veteran leadership on this team that knows what to do," said wide receiver Reggie Wayne.
The Colts work is far from over, the team is moving camp back to their 56th street complex in Indianapolis. They also have three preseason games remaining, the next is this weekend at Pittsburgh.
"We are just scratching the surface we got a long way to go and they will be the first one to tell you. We take it one day at a time, one play at a time and one meeting a time. We don't judge good or bad what has happened we just go on to the next play," said Head Coach Chuck Pagano.