Editor’s Note: DenverBroncos.com’s Stuart Zaas is in Indianapolis working for the NFL during Super Bowl week. He will check in from time to time with updates leading up to the game on Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time this week, both the Patriots and Giants practiced on Wednesday. New England had practiced in full pads on Monday, but today marked the first practice in Indianapolis for New York.
“We are excited about getting on the football field,” Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said. “It’s been a couple of days now, and guys are starting to chomp at the bit. We’re ready to get back to preparing to win a game on Sunday. A lot of us wish we could play it today, but we’ve got to wait until Sunday. Today will be the next step toward getting ready for the game.”
The Giants installed most of their game plan last week in New Jersey, but will make some small adjustments as the week goes on.
“All the work has been done,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning said. “Now it’s just a matter of continuing to run the plays and get more reps at them, and prepare for a few different looks that New England does.”
Heading into their first practice of the week, Manning said the team’s goal is to be just as sharp and focused as they would at home during a typical game week.
“We just want to have a great practice,” he said. “When you get here, you want things to be crisp. Get on the field, run around, have smooth practices and just get ready to play.”