Eli Manning: Giants Have Room For Improvement

Eli Manning said Thursday that complacency won't be an issue for the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in 2012.

"We were 9-7 last year in the regular season. That’s not good enough. We were a better team than that," Manning said Thursday upon his arrival at UAlbany for the team's training camp. "Obviously we showed that throughout the playoffs. We’ve got to have that urgency, that consistency, throughout the whole season and play our best football for the 16 regular season games."

[Martellus Bennett Provides Comic Relief]

Here is a little more of Manning talking about handling everything that comes with being the defending champions, an experience he is now going through for the second time.

"It’s having something to prove. Not being satisfied with how last year ended up. But instead, saying we can be better, we can be that good. This past year we showed our potential those last six games of the season, the two regular season and the four playoff games, that we can play with anybody and we can compete and we can play great football," Manning said. "Obviously you always want to be playing your best football at the end of the year. That’s always the goal. But we’ve got to find a way to be playing better football throughout the whole season."

The Giants' first practice is Friday at 1 p.m. ET.

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