Word out of Terre Haute is that Roy Hall has been impressing Colts WR coach Clyde Christensen. He's taken a big step forward by running crisp routes and catching nearly everything thrown his way. Apparently, during yesterday's practice, he was burning cornerback Kelvin Hayden with regularity, and Hayden's no slouch. We'll see, but I'm excited by the news. Devin Aromashodu, who was on the Colts roster last season is also looking sharp and could surprise at wideout. Pierre Garcon and Sam Giguere are going through the usual bumps rookies tend to go through. Garcon has struggled a bit as a kick returner, looking lost and having difficulty fielding kicks. Christensen has been especially tough on Giguere, which may indicate that he sees some serious promise in Giguere. Of course, it could also mean that he just sucks.
Quarterback situation reports say that Jim Sorgi hasn't looked terribly sharp, while former Jags quarterback Quinn Gray is appearing to have a firm grasp of the offense. That a bit of a shocker considering Gray just signed with the Colts about a week ago. I'm sure we'll get to see both Sorgi and Gray at some point on Sunday with Gray possibly getting a shot with the second team. Lorenzen has looked, well...fat and sluggish which is no big surprise. Josh Betts, who has been with the Colts since 2006 should also be in the mix at quarterback.
Tony Dungy is very impressed by Mike Hart's desire. The guy apparently works his tail off to get everything done perfectly. Dungy has stated that he's not the least bit surprised to see Hart working so hard, considering how well he played at Michigan. Second year running back Clifton Dawson has also been impressive at camp. During some drills, Indy's been utilizing Mike Hart as a fullback with Clifton Dawson getting goalline carries behind Hart as a lead blocker. Could just be situational stuff, but an interesting note nonetheless. At this point Rhodes is firmly entrenched in the #2 spot with Dawson and Hart climbing the chart. Colts running back coach Gene Huey talked very positively about Hart, Dawson and rookie free agent Chad Simpson. Not a peep about Kenton Keith which is just more evidence that he's likely on the outs with the Colts. Apparently, his poor pass protection and pass-catching skills have damaged his chances just as much as his offseason arrest.