New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took the podium for his weekly Wednesday press conference in a very animated mood. It shifted from annoyance and anger to playful ribbing of the reporters. However, the repeated questions about injuries obviously got under his skin as he attempted to get all the answers out of the way from the onset.
There were a grand total of 10 players on the pre-practice injury report, although that will be whittled down now that fullback Henry Hynoski (shoulder) has been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR). The other nine include offensive linemen David Baas (neck), Chris Snee (hip) and David Diehl (thumb), tight end Adrien Robinson (foot), safety Cooper Taylor (shoulder), cornerbacks Corey Webster (hip) and Terrell Thomas (knee), and linebackers Jacquian Williams (knee) and Spencer Paysinger (hip).
The addition of Thomas (knee) and Paysinger (hip) are alarming, and obviously of concern, but Coughlin dismissed their potential severity.