G-Men evaluate play to prepare for 2nd half

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants will have this week off to rest during their bye, but the coaching staff will be hard at work to try and get the team ready for the second half. The Giants will be studying their own play from the first half, as well as breaking down tape from teams around the league to try and aid them.

"The coaches will start on our research of studying ourselves, we call it worst to best, we look at that, we look at ourselves, we'll self scout and then we'll go on to look at some of the teams that are very good in those particular positions," Coughlin said Monday.

For the players, they will have medical days on Monday and Tuesday and undergo MRIs to see if there are any injuries that need to be taken care of. The week off could help players like receiver Hakeem Nicks get healthy, while also allowing time for players like safety Kenny Phillips and linebacker Jacquian Williams to return.

"The whole goal right now will be to rest and have people healthy so we can come back and be prepared to practice fully next week when we prepare for the Packers," Coughlin said.