By the time training camp comes around every summer, Indianapolis Colts fans are aching for football to be back and the demand for information skyrockets.
Readers clamor for news and notes from training camp: who's up, who's down, who's hurt and what direction the team is headed. Unfortunately, this can lead to exaggerated overreactions. What must be remembered is that training camp is a very small look at players in an environment that doesn't really represent the regular season in any fashion.
Nothing that is noted during training camp (outside of injuries) reflects certainties in the roster or players' abilities.
Then again, sports analysis is often devoid of certainties. With so much information flowing in and out of training camp, there are certain trends that can be tracked.
With that in mind, here are eight things to take away from the first week of Colts training camp.