The Indianapolis Colts hope wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez shines in the upcoming 2010-11 season. According to Colts.com, he has been working a lot with Peyton Manning over the off-season and has shown that by working well in training camp with them.
“I don’t think (timing) has been much of a problem actually, which kind of surprised me,” Gonzalez said. “I feel pretty good about the work we’ve put in. One of the reasons why I went down to Tennessee this off-season was to get that timing back. I think having three days with him, myself and (Austin) Collie throwing routes and really working on that timing aspect really helped a lot.”
Gonzalez says it doesn’t feel like it is his rookie year, already pointing out that he has 94 career receptions already and has already played 30 regular-season games.
“It’s not like this is my rookie year. We have two-and-a-half years of experience to draw from, and obviously last year got cut very short for me. We weren’t starting at Square One by any means,” Gonzalez said.
As all Colts’ fans know, Indy’s defensive tackle John Gill was arrested for public intoxication.
“With respect to John Gill, he’s got a problem, clearly, that unfortunately many Americans are familiar with, either in their family or in the work place. So the number one priority for him is to get treatment, and we’re in that process right now. Football is not a priority. It’s not even a consideration. We’re in discussion with the league office and they’ll let us know what roster category is for him, but going into treatment as quickly as possible is being arranged with the appropriate people. We’ll move on from there. We hope for John’s sake that everything in the end will work out, but his focus now is on treatment and getting himself squared away. The program is confidential. It is, suffice to say, that we were very hopeful this would be a good year for him, but it hasn’t turned out that way. So it’s important that he get on with the business of getting his life straightened out,” Bill Polian said about Gill.
Brandon James Shines
Brandon James looks to be returner this season but in a scrimmage today according to Colts.com, Curtis Painter threw a nice, long pass to the 5’7″ rookie. He caught it as Terrail Lambert and Melvin Bullitt tackled him to the ground. It was a nice 25-yard-gain.
What to Expect
Indy has two practices tomorrow on Tuesday. One is in the morning and one in the afternoon at 3:30 P.M.