Giants' PM notebook: TC says 'competition' is what fuels him

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants notes for Wednesday afternoon.

A few quick afternoon New York Giants notes for you. Head coach Tom Coughlin, GM Jerry Reese and quarterback Eli Manning each appeared on Sirius XM NFL Radio Tuesday. Here are snippets of what each had to say.

Coughlin, the league's oldest coach at 67, on what keeps him going.

"Love of competition," Coughlin said. "The love of my job, working for this franchise, being a part of the New York Giants."

Reese said the countdown clock and his saying "everybody's on notice" after missing the playoffs three times in four seasons is about making sure there is a "sense of urgency," not about threatening jobs.

"Absolutely people get fired when you miss the playoffs, you keep missing the playoffs. That goes without saying, people get fired at some point if you keep missing the playoffs. But the notice is that we have to be consistent, we have to have a sense of urgency. Myself, everybody, our coaches, our players," Reese said.

"We have to be consistent all the way through. We only have 16 games. You can’t let those games slip away from you. That notice is we can’t let these kind of things slip away from us."

Manning said he believes the Giants, who have not won more than 10 games in any of the past four regular seasons, should be better than that.

"We are that team that can win 12 games, we are that talented. We can go win 11 games in a season and that’s what we have to do. We are qualified to do that," he said.

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