August 3, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
ANDERSON, Ind. – Today’s word from Anderson University: Chippiness.
The temperature eclipsed 90 degrees during this afternoon’s practice, and tempers were right behind.
Skirmishes broke out twice during the Indianapolis Colts’ 2 1/2-hour work. Each was spirited, and the type rarely seen over the past decade with Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell at the controls.
The first fight began with heavy pushing and shoving in a scrum and ended with offensive tackle Winston Justice ripping the helmet off outside linebacker Jerry Hughes and heaving it across the field.
It might have been a silver-medal worthy toss.
On the second, wide receiver Donnie Avery and cornerback Cassius Vaughn had to be separated.
It’s a new year for the Colts, and a new mindset is being instilled up and down the roster.
“It’s about going out there and being physical,’’ defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said. “We preach that across the board with the whole team, not just the defense. It’s kicking somebody’s butt and making a play.