Tuesday morning update: Improvement needed…and fast

The Giants will try to put the forgettable loss to the Colts in the rearview mirror today when they begin preparations for Saturday night’s contest vs the Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Head coach Tom Coughlin was asked if the upcoming game vs the Jets had a special meaning to him.

“It’s our third preseason game.  It’s an important game from our standpoint because we need improvement.  We need to … something right away,” the coach told reporters Monday.

“The Jets are a physical football team.  It will be a very good test for us and we need to look at this with the idea of improvement and the continual analysis of personnel and trying to attack some of the areas that we haven’t been good. 

We haven’t scored any points, we haven’t scored touchdowns.  We’re still lacking in the turnover area, which as I mentioned, I thought we had opportunities the other day.  There are some things that we are definitely trying to accomplish: putting pressure on the opponent’s quarterback, continuing to stop the run, having a good mix between the run and the pass, and having consistency.  Third down wasn’t very good last night at all.  We need improvement in that area.  We’ve got a lot of things to improve on. “

The Giants will practice today, tomorrow and Thursday this week at Quest. Please note that camp breaks tomorrow, so public access to practice ends tomorrow as well.