The Indianapolis Colts returned to the practice field at Anderson University to some typical August heat. That was nothing compared to the heat between OLB Jerry Hughes and new offensive tackle Winston Justice.
The two got into the first skirmish of this year's training camp. The brief bout was highlighted by Justice auditioning for the Olympic hammer throw team, tossing Hughes' helmet across the field.
Later, two newcomers, wide receiver Donnie Avery and cornerback Cassius Vaughan would have to be separated. This is the first we've seen of the new aggressiveness promised by new head coach Chuck Pagano and new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.
After practice, Manusky was clearly pleased that things got a little chippy.
“It’s about going out there and being physical. We preach that across the board with the whole team, not just the defense. It’s kicking somebody’s butt and making a play…There’s nothing wrong with that, and that’s what we’re looking for.’’