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 philos...