As far as Eli Manning is concerned, the fulfillment of teammate Justin Tuck's claim that the New York Giants can turn into an NFL dynasty began Wednesday with the first organized team activity.
''It starts,'' Manning said, ''right now.''
With player equipment limited to only helmets in this phase of OTAs, coaches conducted non-contact drills at the Timex Performance Center. And while nothing spectacular happened, the champions were indeed back on the field with some new additions.
''Basically, it's a chance for the young guys to get out there and the coaches are trying to simplify things for them,'' Manning said. ''We've got new guys and we've got to get them used to our style of play.
''It's getting used to how we practice, how we prepare. When we come to the practice field, it's all business and full speed.''
While the two-time, Super Bowl MVP quarterback indicated he has dynastic dreams, he said the team simply needs to improve, starting with him.
''I'm just trying to play ...