Pressed to "explain" being 5-1 going into the bye, Kelly said: "I don't have to explain it ... I don't care." He said time spent worrying about what people are saying and thinking about your team is wasted time.
*Kelly praised the way backups have stepped in for injured players; he particularly noted the plays Casey Matthews has made over the past few weeks, as Matthews and Emmanuel Acho have replaced injured Mychal Kendricks.
*Kelly said the execution was crisp in Monday's photo shoot for the 2014 team picture, which included separates with coaching and player position groups. Kelly declared they'd set a record of four minutes and 40 seconds ffor the whole thing, including the groupings.
"I'm not even joking, it was the most efficient photo I've ever seen," said Kelly, who said the players showed up for a meeting before the shoot in uniform. "We had to coach the photographers a little bit because they were ... one of the guys thought he was Ansel Adams. We said 'Let's get this thing taken and let's go,' you know what I mean? It's not like it's going to be hanging in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It's going in someone's office somewhere."
*Kelly credited the Linc crowd for some of the Giants' 10 penalties.
*Kelly said he told the team before breaking for the bye: "We got a good start, but we need to continue. Take this time you have off and just kind of get away. Eliminate the stress in your life, just relax, have some time with your family. Enjoy your couple days off -- they're required to get two workouts in while they're away -- we gave a strength and conditioning presentation to them in terms of what we want to get accomplished ... then we'll see them (next) Tuesday."