According to Coughlin, "I think we must raise the bar for our own performance, whether it be in the meetings, on the practice field, on the game field." In order for them to raise their game, they need to be on the field first.
Last season, Justin Tuck incurred injuries to his neck, shoulder and groin, which kept him out of four games in the regular season. He attributes it to a lack of conditioning on his part, something he has refocused on this offseason.
Osi Umenyiora's troublesome sprained ankle limited his playing time to a nine games.
This season, Hakeem Nicks will be out for about five weeks with a broken metatarsal, the same injury Prince Amukamara sustained last year.
Terrell Thomas tore his ACL last season but is rounding into form this offseason. He says that he will be ready for all the two-a-days in no time. On the flip side, cornerback Brian Witherspoon tore the same ACL that kept him out all of the 2011 season.
Offseason pickup Antwaun Molden pulled up lame the same day Witherspoon tore his ACL. Luckily for the Giants, Molden's injury appears to be less serious.
Tight ends Travis Beckum and Jake Ballard are still recovering from their ACL injuries sustained during the Super Bowl.
Durability issues have plagued the Giants these past few seasons. If they even want to entertain the notion of getting into the playoffs, nonetheless win the Super Bowl, they need to figure out something out.
The Giants have shown that they are formidable team on both sides of the ball. But that only happens when everyone is healthy and there. Injuries force the coaches to shuffle personnel around, decreasing team chemistry and leading to more broken plays.