NFL: New York Giants Training Camp Preview

Double G SportsCorrespondent IJuly 19, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 27:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants walks from the field  against the Carolina Panthers at Giants Stadium on December 27, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The hot summer sun makes us wish for the fall and more importantly, football.

The New York Giants will be kicking off camp soon after finishing the last 11 games 3-8, and missing the playoffs with a loss to the Carolina Panthers in the final game at Giants Stadium.

As camp opens on August 1st, the team made it clear that 2010 will be about defense and old-fashioned Giants football. The defense last season allowed 427 points. This was third worst in the league, better than only Detroit and St. Louis. In a division that many predict will be the toughest, this will not spell success for the Big Blue.

But fear of another poor defensive season might be put at ease with key players returning to health. Kenny Phillips, Aaron Ross, Corey Webster, Jay Alford, and Chris Canty returning, along with the addition of Antrel Rolle, who inked a five-year, $37 million contract in the offseason, make the defense a force to be reckoned with.

The Giants also drafted defense with five of their seven draft picks, strengthening the defensive line with Jason Pierre-Paul at 15th overall from Southern Florida, and Linval Joseph from East Carolina in the second round.

Continue this pre-camp look at Double G Sports .