Last year the Giants employed a simple attitude of "Us against the World". Everyone doubted this team, this quarterback and this coach. Boy did the band-wagon get full though when the Giants flew into Skyharbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. Coach Coughlin was able to motivate players by simply saying using adversity to win a Super Bowl. Adversity is the ultimate unifier, and no one will face that more than Eli Manning. He is the guy that if the Giants falter the media will blame it on his inconsistent play. In my books he doesn't ever have to do anything again after his playoff run this year for the Giants.
In training camp at SUNY Albany Big Blue needs to focus on listening to coordinators Spagnuolo and Gilbride. The Shockey Controversy is something that could've been avoided by dealing him to the Saints but it is not a bad thing to have a top 5 NFL Tight End on your roster.
So far this offseason I have loved Shaun O'hara's off the field leadership, his philosophy has been to get your but in camp (like Osi, Chris Snee) have done and the Giants will eventually take care of you.
Plaxico does deserve a new deal but the Giants are a classy, well run organization who heavily believe in a player honoring the contract they have signed.