Kevin Gilbride is a class act!

My opinion; so lets see, your boss, the owner of the organization you coach for steps before the New York/New Jersey media and announces to the NFL and the sports world that the offense of his storied franchise – The New York Football Giants, is broken an needs to be fixed. You are shaving and you look in the mirror and say to yourself, ‘hey he’s talking about me, and my job!’

No Giant fans, Kevin Gilbride was not fired from his job as Offensive Coordinator, just quickly ushered into retirement.

Well, the other day former coach Gilbride stated in an interview what we all knew about the past season, that the O-line was the cause of the demise of the Giants chances for a playoff run. ‘You can’t throw a football lying on your back’ was Gilbrides comment about Eli’s ability to find open receivers. And if you put two and two together, the mysterious disconnect between Eli and his receiver’s is much clearer. The disconnect was simple – Eli not having the time to throw the ball and his receivers not adjusting to the pressure he was under time and time again!

The thing that makes Gilbrides interview interesting is the fact that he had warned or suggested to the powers that be that the O-line was getting old and in need of younger players. So TC and JR have to take some responsibility for the crash of the Titans…I mean clash the Giants…oh well.

I have suggested that those fans who think that Kevin Gilbride was totally responsible for the Giants offensive wows over the years should watch the playoff run in 07 and 011 and see how terrific his play calling was with an above average
O-line.

Time to move on.

Book it Dano!


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One Response to “Kevin Gilbride is a class act!”

  1. Here’s the deal – the offensive line was putrid, Reese helped with mismanaging the cap and put them in a situation where Gilrbide would not be able to run his offense. Couple that with Eli having an off year, Nicks not making any plays, everyone doubling Cruz, a lack of adjustments in scheme AND personnel within Coughlin’s proven meritocracy — and by the way — no run game or atleast a decent short passing game to cover up for the fact that there’s no traditional run game — and you’ve got a DISASTER of an offense.

    This is precisely what we saw this year. They were unprepared to field a competitive team, some of that is on the GM, the owner, the coach — and basically Mara admitted as much in his post season presser.

    HOWEVER — as an offensive coordinator your job is the make lemonade out of this bunch of lemons and it took until week 15 to see evididence that it could be done… and it was only for the first half of the Detroit game that we got to see what happens when you move the pocket and rely on short passes to move the ball. Our second half was default Gilbride offense though… no rollouts and longer routes to incomplete deep throws. That game should have cemented in everyone’s mind what went down this season.

    An underwhelming roster with a putrid offensive line that underperformed NOT ONLY due to personnel issues – but an OC who failed to adapt to the pieces in place, and at times appeared to stubbornly run an offense from his comfort zone instead of work at getting the team in a better position of strength with the realities of the roster.

    Good OCs find a way to win. Anyone can look good on the shoulders of their best players. Good OCs find a way to take adversity head on and get creative, and gut it out. San Diego, Arizona, New England all did that. We didn’t. Our coaches had their head in the sand.

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