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Day 2 and the work actually begins

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning takes part

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning takes part in a conditioning test on the first day of NFL football training camp in Albany, N.Y. (Aug 1, 2010) Credit: AP

Word is that today they might actually practice football.

Of course that's a reference to yesterday's "practice" in which the players really just went through drills, played a little hot potato, and ran around a little. It was all fun and games and no one got hurt, so that was the important thing.

Basically it was a glorified meeting, which took place on the field.

"I wanted to get the message across about action, being on the field and getting it done out here," Coughlin said of the pace of yesterday's event. "I’m never one to spare the meetings – we’ll be involved in those heavily – but I wanted to get out on the field. The conditioning test was (Sunday) morning and the guys did a good job with that. I had planned just a fundamental practice (Sunday) just to get them out here and get them going. We had meetings starting at 12:30 before we came on the field at 3:20 and we’ll get back to the meeting rooms right after dinner, but it’s good to get out on the field and get started."

Baby steps.

In case you missed them, here are the three stories I wrote for today's paper:

Giants want eager Phillips to ease back into game

New Giant Bulluck knows his way around camp

Hot potato on first day of Giants camp

It looks like rain today with a few clouds and some darkish skies, but I'll bring my umbrella out to the field thereby guaranteeing that the precipitation will hold off. We have two practices today at 8:35 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. We'll continue to Twitter from those workouts (@newsdaygiants), then come back in here and post more detailed thoughts and analysis on the blog. So check back regularly throughout the day.

Something is bound to happen today.

Oh, and in case you need to fill out your Internet dance card for the week: We'll have a live chat here on the blog Thursday at 2 p.m. More details on that as we get closer to the event.

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