New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning knows better than most what it takes for an NFL team to be successful, and he believes the league's best teams waste no preparation time.
"Right now," Manning said of when he thinks the season starts, referring to the Giants' OTAs. "I think it starts in the spring, whenever you start working out. A few weeks ago, we got everybody back and started preparing for this upcoming season. Obviously, I think the on-the-field stuff is the most important thing, where you get guys back focused in on what we need to do to improve as an offense on the field."
Manning said it's especially important for new players to understand how the Giants operate.
"It's just understanding how we practice, how we prepare," he said. "When we're on that practice field, it's business. Everything's full speed, everything's preparing to get better in some way, whatever that is. Nothing's done half-speed or without some sort of mindset, going into that practice, what we're going to improve on."
More from Manning on what OTAs mean for a football club can be found on Giants.com.