"They want to win, and they want to win now -- there is no hiding from that point," Allen told Lindsay H. Jones of USA TODAY Sports. "From the owner down to the GM, down to the head coach, we know that our time is now."
While lesser clubs seem to eternally "build for tomorrow," Indianapolis attacked free agency to add running back Frank Gore and wideout Andre Johnson to an offensive roster already flush with talent. Beyond the veteran influx, the drafting of first-round wideout Phillip Dorsett only fuels one of the nastiest pass-catching groups league-wide. Will it be enough?
"It's a lot of mouths to feed, and if you worry about that, you're not going to play well," Allen said. "The best thing you can do for yourself is know that off-field stuff will take care of itself."
Jackson, who saw just one winning season in seven years with the Browns, fully supports Indy going for broke, saying: "Trust me, I'm all on board for it because of my history in Cleveland where ... we didn't make moves to win right now."
Set to play the Patriots in Week 6, it won't take long to find out if all the offseason machinations were enough to help Indy finally slay the so-called "elephant in the room."