Friday, January 3, 2014

Kevin Gilbride Retires as Giants OC

Instead of getting fired by the Giants, Kevin Gilbride decided to retire.

The news comes off the heals of owner John Mara saying that the offense was broken, and demanded changes to the unit, specifically with offensive coordinator.

"Kevin Gibride is an excellent football coach and communicator, head coach Tom Coughlin said on WFAN on Friday, who reiterated that Gibride was not forced out. "He's a much better coach in terms of preparing his pass protection unit than people give him credit. He has made his mark on this organization. Kevin talked about this a bit in the past. He and his wife have a place up in Rhode Island. He made the decision to have this as his last year."

Whatever the real reason behind this move, the Giants offense was putrid this year. They were 28th in total offense, and Eli Manning had arguably the worst year of his career, leading the league in interceptions with 27.

While Gilbride can't throw the passes, and can't them either, someone had to take the blame for this units downfall.

Rumors are the Giants will pursue former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator, Mike Sullivan, once a Giants assistant in his own right, as the new offensive coordinator. He is expected to interview soon.

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