The New York Giants finished their mandatory mini-camp today. That means the organized portion of preparations for the 2012 season have concluded until the team gathers at UAlbany for training camp on July 26.
[Full Coughlin Press Conference Transcript]
"The message is always - at this point in time, at the end of the mandatory mini camp, just reminders on training camp, about our attitude going in, about conditioning. This is a required nine-week program, rather than a normal 10 or 11-week program. So there is still work to be done, obviously," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "The goal is always to win the Super Bowl, be responsible, take care of yourselves, enjoy yourselves, but let's make sure we can all get back together with a smile on our face and a stern look in our eye when we come back together on the 26th."
Coughlin was asked abouthis confidence level as the team breaks up and awaits training camp.
"You are talking about the World Champions. There are changes; there is no doubt about that. But I like the way that our team responded and finished. You used the word - the season. And I have every confidence that they will come back just as inspired to want to play at their very best," Coughlin said.
"If we play with harmony with all three phases like we are capable of and we carry these things over and we encourage these young guys to be a part of it and we improve - there are multiple, multiple areas that we can improve in. If we can make considerable improvement in those areas, we will be representative."