RTC: Competition at RB, OL and safety

Here's Friday's Colts Reading the Coverage ...

  • Conrad Brunner of 1070thefan.com writes about what the return of Reggie Wayne, Donald Thomas, Dwayne Allen, Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw, who all missed significant time last seaosn, means for the Colts offense.

  • Mike Chappell of the Indy Star says quarterback Andrew Luck was 25-of-35 with an interception against the defense in 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 drills in practice.

  • Stephen Holder, also of the Indy Star, writes about the competition at running back, on the offensive line and at safety in training camp. "It's the NFL," running back Vick Ballard said. "You're always going to have competition. I'm not going to shy away from it."

  • Kevin Bowen of Colts.com writes about the offensive weapons coordinator Pep Hamilton has available this season after dealing with the loss of five starters last season. “When you look at the personnel we have available now, it's going to give us an opportunity to put a lot more pressure on the defense in a lot of different ways with Reggie (Wayne), T.Y. (Hilton) and Hakeem (Nicks), having all three of our running backs available to go out there and make plays as well as our tight ends," Hamilton said. “I've always loved having tight ends at our disposal and allowing those guys to take advantage of the nonconventional matchups. So we're excited about our personnel."