When the Colts reported to Anderson University last August, their 80-man roster included 25 rookies. During an injury-ravaged season, 15 rookies played. Five started at least one game.
Caldwell emphasized the newcomers were able to contribute immediately because of their diligence during the offseason and training camp. The Colts’ 2010 offseason/preseason regimen consisted of nearly 40 days of on-field, coach-directed preparation.
Returning veterans already are entrenched in the offensive and defensive schemes. They know the routine.