Colts coach Chuck Pagano took no chances when bad weather moved into the area Saturday.
When the thunder began and trainer Dave Hammer instructed the first-year coach that a strong storm cell was 10 minutes away, Pagano immediately sent his players inside where they changed out of full pads and finished the 2Â½-hour workout in shoulder pads and helmets.
One reason for the quick move was player safety. Another, Pagano said, was the safety of others around the field including four camera operators who were filming practice on scissor lifts.
However, some fans complained that camp organizers took too much time letting them know that practice had been called off.
Weather has been of special concern in Indiana because of last August's stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. In October 2010, a Notre Dame student was killed while filming football practice when gusty winds toppled an aerial lift.
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