INDIANAPOLIS – The attitude inside Indianapolis' locker room hasn't changed.
Colts players are still upbeat, still confident and still resistant to the outside critiques. They do hear the complaints, loud and clear, especially the most recent barrage from team owner Jim Irsay.
Clearly, this has not been the same team since Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne went down with a season-ending torn ACL on Oct. 20. Indy (7-4) has been outscored 93-12 during the first half of its last four games, yet somehow rallied for two comeback wins and still holds a two-game lead in the AFC South.
The glaring problems have even incited some fans to call for coaching changes.
But inside the locker room, players are trying to block all that out and get back to playing good football.
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