Manning: Giants need to improvement to repeat

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- With the Super Bowl celebrations over and training camp on the horizon, Eli Manning believes the New York Giants will have to improve if they want to repeat.

Speaking in a telephone interview with The Associated Press Monday, Manning said he was anxious to get back to work despite an offseason shortened by the Giants' impressive run to a second title in five seasons, culminated by their Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots in Indianapolis.

Manning was happy the Giants will report to training camp at the University at Albany Thursday without controversy. He even laughed about former teammate Amani Toomer's recent comments that Tony Romo of Dallas was statistically the best quarterback in the NFC East, quipping that he has played with better receivers than Toomer.