First off, I'd like to wish everyone on here a Happy New Year for 2013.
For the New York Giants, their new year did not begin the way they had imagined.
Instead of defending their Super Bowl title this January, they are sitting at home watching the playoffs from their couches.
Big Blue went 9-7 and finished in second place of the NFC East title, falling short to the Washington Redskins at 10-6.
Despite being a year removed from hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in Indianapolis, the Giants have a lot of work to do before September.
Tom Coughlin has to figure out a way for his team to avoid the second-half swoon in 2013 and not finish the season 3-4 after starting 6-2.
What kind of offseason will the team need to have in order to get back to playing football in January and potentially playing the Super Bowl in its own building?
Here's the blueprint for Coughlin and Jerry Reese on how to get to MetLife Stadium for February.