The New York Giants held their first practice of training camp, and head coach Tom Coughlin is not happy with how things went.
While speaking to the media after the practice session, which was filled with multiple injuries and players cramping up, Coughlin said that he was “pissed off” about how everything played out on the field.
The team was not in full pads for the opening practice, so the number of players unable to finish the first practice session left Coughlin with a bad taste in his mouth.
From Don Banks of Sports Illustrated:
“It pisses me off. After all this [meaning the long off-season program]. Then all of a sudden we’re going to have guys that can’t stay on the field for more than an hour and a half?
“But you know what, I’ve been on teams that I walked in the door [after practice] and they were all on IVs, or 50 percent of them were on IVs. But that’s something that did take place today, and a lot of them were these big offensive linemen. There were a few others, too, but the one I’m worried about was McClain. That’s the one I’ve got to find out about.’’
The good news for Coughlin is that linebacker Jameel McClain, who he was most concerned about, seems to have avoided serious injury.
McClain was carted off of the field with a foot injury and sent for x-rays.
Those x-rays reportedly came back negative.
X-rays negative on LB Jameel McClain’s foot. NYG cautiously optimistic, will monitor him. If he is sore tomorrow, MRI could provide clarity.
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) July 22, 2014
Let’s hope that the Giants can put forth a better effort during Wednesday’s practice session or Coughlin’s face may just get redder.