The Giants have only three practices remaining in Albany (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, all from 1-3:30 p.m.). Head coach Tom Coughlin knows that there is a lot of work to be done before the defending Super Bowl champions are ready to defend their crown.
"We have no illusion about the improvement that needs to be made and I’m talking about from the top of our team to the bottom of our team," Coughlin said during a conference call on Saturday. "We’re not anywhere near where we need to be."
The Giants will head back to New Jersey after practice on Tuesday. They will have Wednesday off and will then prepare to face the New York Jets on Saturday at MetLife Stadium (7 p.m. ET). The Jets will be the host team for the annual game between the stadium's co-tenants.
"We’ve got a lot of things to correct and we’re not going to deny any of the issues that were present. We’re going to work hard to solve them and we’re going to work hard to improve our roster from top to bottom," Coughlin said.
NOTES: The Giants came out of Friday's game with no new injuries. ... After a thunderstorm-filled Sunday in the Albany area, Monday's forecast includes a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms.