Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has spoken out about his team's need for a new identity ahead of their preparation for the 2014 NFL season.
Manning and the Broncos went down to a devastating 43-8 Super Bowl XLVIII defeat in February against the Seattle Seahawks, but apart from that it was a strong and successful season for Denver.
That final game of the season was not how the Broncos front office wanted to finish though, with a third Lombardi Trophy the ultimate aim for this franchise.
There are very few years in which the Broncos can be successful under Peyton's leadership at the QB position because of his age, which was proved by Denver's aggressive free agency approach this spring.
They went about collecting some of the most prized assets in the NFL, with defensive players DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib both coming on board.
But Manning believes it's more than just personnel additions that the Broncos need ahead of the 2014 season, with the legendary QB pointing to a new identity for them to rebuild from a disappointing end to their last campaign.
"You have to move forward. You have to kind of reestablish your identity as the 2014 team; 2013 was a good season in a lot of ways, there's no question," Manning told USA Today.
"It did not end the way we wanted it to, but we have to build off that and try to take it a step further, try to finish. There's no question, we kind of have to start over and reestablish the chemistry on this team with all the new players. That's important, and that really starts on Monday."