Two part video preview on giants.com.
Didn't see it posted, if it was I will delete. Gillbride previews Giants offense
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the offensive to pretty much remain the same. I want to see more screens this season. I don't mind more dinking and dunking as Eli gets older. Let the guys around him make plays.
he was very complementary of David Wilson's work ethic and progress.
He has his criticisms but on a whole he has done an outstanding job. He has had his challenges lately with our OL but he does try to make the best of it. He has his faults just as every coach does but overall he is up there with the best.
Open, straightforward and honest. Always get a sense of what he is really thinking as opposed to coach speak.
Won't be able to check it out for awhile. Do they have anything different planned to follow the bad first down calls this year?
and intelligent that even when he calls a lame play, I suspect he had a good reason for it.
Just for one season, I'd like to see the Offense stay healthy and really start to click. I know such a wish may be unreasonable in this day and age. But when they get down to the final 22-23 players.....there's some real firepower on that side of the ball. They can throw the ball deep, short or behind the LOS. They have Receivers who can go over the middle or right up the seam or down the sideline. Drop back in coverage...and they'll run it on you with speed or power.
Is that too much to ask of the Football gods ??
where they send five receivers on routes rather than keeping them in to chip. That would seem to translate well for guys like Wilson and Myers.
Iḿ very excited about the prospect of our running backs in open space. Thats what made the greatest show on turf so deadly.
I thought the same thing.
As Named wishes for, it would be great to see what a relatively healthy unit could produce. I can't wait to see how the offense performs this year. With Nicks and Randle outside, VC in the slot, Myers at TE and Wilson/Brown out of the backfield, this could be a very explosive unit. But I think it all comes down to the Oline. If those guys can hold their own in the pass and run game, then the skies the limit!
shovel toss plays up the middle.
Or take Myers out and put Murphy in and let 'em run. You just have to show it once or twice a game....the DC's around the league will have to spend hours on it.
but I wondered is Gilbride the currently longest tenured OC? If not, he must be close.
The advantages of his long tenure is other similarly long tenured players on the Giants (Eli obviously, Nicks to some extent) are very comfortable and knowledgeable in his system. How much is this a downside in that there is a wealth of film on Gilbride's schemes, tendencies etc. for defenses to study?
For example, there is great uncertainty in how the Eagles offense will look.
I assume that since Gilbride has two rings, including the second after his seventh? year as OC, the advantages of a long tenured (and successful) OC (or DC for that matter) outweigh the disadvantages?
also great uncertainly that the Eagles offense will actually work at all. They have some skill position pieces and a quality left tackle returning in Peters but they are probably on their third shift in offensive line scheme in recent years. Add in the question marks at QB (Is Vick a good fit for the new offense, is Folks an NFL QB) and the fact that most of the time it is the more talented team that dicates pace and you can see issues coming for the Eagles
how many renowned HCs in College had success in the NFL. I'll go a step further, how many renowned college HCs who had ZERO experience in the NFL(on any level) succeeded in the NFL?
As to my first question, Jimmy Johnson, Jim Harbaugh and lately Pete Carroll come to mind..
As to my second question, I cannot think of one..
Any help on this would be appreciated
my first choice would have been Mike Holmgren but then I checked and saw that he had been an assistant under Bill Walsh before getting the Packer job. Like you, I can't think of any recent examples unless you count Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano and his 7-9 debut record
before being an NFL head coach.
And really nice to hear Gilbride talk that way about Randle - his leadership and professionalism. Love that.
Like always, he is a pleasure to hear.
talks really well. If we have another 9 and 7 year or anything less I am ready for a new coaching staff. I am really sick of the shotgun draw unless of course it works.....
When installing an offense it takes time. You heard Gilbride say that for certain players they asked them to do certain things. Now there are basics with any position especially the RB position where they NEED the RB to pass protect but for the most part they are going to try to put players in position to succeed.
The problem with that is when you have a player like Plax or Nicks on your team go down you just can't redo the whole offense for another player because it takes too long especially now with the limited practice time. That is a big reason why we struggle or become inconsistent when certain players go down which are mostly receivers.
To add to this, you heard him talk about the OL. For those that don't think it is/was a problem just listen to him talk about the OL. He specifically said he hopes to not have to use a TE or RB to help chip with the OL to help open up our offense more. There is only so much you can do when you have to start using other positional players to help pass protect because you cannot fully trust your OL.
Wilson become the kind of receiving threat that Tiki and Westbrook were a few years back.
But I remember one year they said the Giants ran max protect(7 blockers) more than any other team in the league.
1) We're keeping 3 QBs
2) Interesting answer re: the offensive line - wanting to scheme so they do not have to keep TEs in and be so dependent on chips, etc. Thought he would have used that question as an opportunity to talk abut run game.
Murphy in addition to stretching the filed, popping the lid, etc. will be gravy
and he seemed to think JJ was coming on but got undermined by the injury