Reggie Wayne and Robert Mathis can already detect a difference in this year's Indianapolis Colts.
Twelve months ago, the veterans were still explaining to teammates that they couldn't afford to wait a season or two to start winning and virtually banned the word ''rebuild'' from the locker room. Eventually, everyone got the message, and the Colts responded with a stunning nine-game improvement that put them back in the playoffs.
These days, Wayne and Mathis aren't talking as much or as loudly, though the goal has not changed. Win the Super Bowl.
Don't believe it can happen? If the Colts learned anything from last season's historic turnaround and Chuck Pagano's inspirational comeback it was this: Always believe.
So when the Colts report to training camp this week at Anderson University, an NCAA Division III school about 25 miles northeast of Indy, Wayne and Mathis are quietly raising the expectations.
''Better than last year,'...