The Indianapolis Colts are ready to start over.
For the first time in 15 years, Peyton Manning isn't around. For the first time in more than a decade, the Colts are not expected to contend for a division title or make the playoffs.
Players understand this is reality for 2012, they just don't believe in using the r-word.
''I don't have rebuilding years in me,'' Pro Bowl defensive end and converted linebacker Robert Mathis said. ''I rebuilt last year, 2-14 was the rebuilding year. New year, new attitude, new defense, new offense, new tune.''
It's a common refrain within the confines of Indy's recently remodeled locker room.
The few longtime veterans still hanging around - Mathis, Dwight Freeney, Adam Vinatieri and Reggie Wayne among them - delivered a succinct message that quickly resonated with the new and young faces now populating the Colts' complex.
Even Andrew Luck, Manning's replacement, has bought into the philosophy.
''I don't think anybody is viewing it as a rebuilding...