The Indianapolis Colts had their first joint practice with the Detroit Lions and Indy provided fans with a lot of exciting moments.
Many teams throughout the NFL are utilizing joint practices to prepare themselves for the NFL season. Joint practices bring two teams together in one facility, essentially for a scrimmage, or a mini preseason game. For that reason, fans, coaches, and the media all love these joint practices.
The Indianapolis Colts are currently hosting the Detroit Lions for joint practices ahead of the teams’ preseason game on Saturday and Indy showed everyone how fun these practices can be. In the first combined practice on Wednesday, the Colts dominated on their home practice field and had a lot of fun in front of their fans.
There were plenty of big plays, a few minor scraps, and many exciting moments for Colts fans to leave feeling optimistic about the season. Let’s take a look at 3 of the most exciting moments for Indy from Day 1 of the joint practice with Detroit.
3. Michael Pittman Jr. balling and having fun
Michael Pittman Jr. has established himself as the No. 1 receiver in Indianapolis and while he was making sure that was understood on Wednesday, he also took time in between plays to have fun with fans that were watching the practice.
After a nice catch and run, an explosive play for the offense, Pittman ran to the sideline and ran towards a tent to hop on the mic of The Pat McAfee Show. Pittman dropped a simple, “How’s it going everybody,” before returning back to the field.
This was a fun moment that got a lot of people excited. Not only did Pittman make a really big play, but he was having some fun, showing the personality of this young Indianapolis team. Beyond that fun moment was a Pittman that looks like an even more dangerous receiver than he did last year.
That was only one of his many plays on Wednesday and he will likely have a much better season this year. Pittman has been locked in with Matt Ryan, and he should be much more developed for his third season in the NFL.