Excerpt: "At 66, Giants coach Tom Coughlin sounded like a young pup as he addressed the media this afternoon following his team’s conditioning test on the first day of training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
Coughlin, who has led the Giants to two Super Bowls in his first nine seasons, is looking to rebound from being a playoff bystander a year ago after winning the Super Bowl the previous season.
“No. 1, right here,” Coughlin said when asked about beginning his 10th season with the Giants. “I’m excited. You know, it’s time. You’re sitting around on vacation or whatever you might call it and you know.
“I’ve been doing it long enough to know. It’s kind of like when the horse turns, it’s time to go. …It’s good to have all the guys back, to have our meetings (this morning). There was good enthusiasm, everybody was paying attention. The conditioning run was just to observe, to see who has worked and who hasn’t worked. I was pleased with that.”
The Giants finished 9-7 last season, being officially eliminated from the playoffs on the final game of the season. They lost their final two games to Baltimore – the eventual Super Bowl champs - and Philadelphia, denying them a chance to defend their Super Bowl title, which was won after finishing the regular season with an identical 9-7 mark.
“They’re excited,” Coughlin said. “They’re anxious to get started. Certainly, the challenges we have ahead, we’re looking forward to it. I like that sense of commitment I felt. I’m excited to get going.”
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