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Nervous is good, says Tom Coughlin

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (right) talks with

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (right) talks with quarterback Eli Manning prior to their game against the Washington Redskins. (Dec. 1, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Tom Coughlin's reaction to Eli Manning admitting that he came into training camp "a little nervous" because of the new offense?

"That's a good thing," Coughlin said Tuesday. "That's what all this was done for. To make him a little nervous and excited about studying and getting back at it. And the rest of them too. I think that's a good response."

Manning spoke about his anxiety on Monday when the Giants reported to training camp. Coughlin also said he likes that Manning is a bit uncomfortable.

"That's the position that I've taken since Day One: We don't want anyone around here comfortable," Coughlin said. "That's a good thing."

Coughlin said he himself also has been energized by the new offense.

"I've got to study it too," he said. "It's a foreign language. What we tried to do with our previous offense was to taper down all of the verbiage. This offense has a lot of verbiage. That's the issue that keeps us on our toes, a lot of verbiage."


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