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Former Giants coach Kevin Gilbride is returning to coaching

Burt64 : 4/15/2019 2:52 pm
in New York... as the XFL head coach.

Per Jay Glazer
I wish him luck!  
Snacks : 4/15/2019 3:02 pm : link
I always liked his offense and felt bad for him when he was made out to be the problem while Reese and company were failing to fix the o-line.
Seems like we see from time to time his concepts  
idiotsavant : 4/15/2019 3:15 pm : link
WRs, adjust on the fly within a system. Work with the QB.

Didn't have the O line half the time.
Our problem was never with Gilbride as OC  
TMS : 4/15/2019 4:06 pm : link
or TC as head coach when our team started It to go downhill as players got older and more brittle . It was with the GM and his staff that had no clue in finding capable replacements. We could have been right up there with NE if we did not have that problem. Think ELII's career was hurt the most. MO.
Kevin Gilbride Jr. as the OC!  
Anakim : 4/15/2019 4:07 pm : link
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It's funny how no one says Gilbride was a problem now  
Deejboy : 4/15/2019 5:31 pm : link
But when he was here Giants fans were calling him Kill-Drive. It just shows time changes perception and that fans always want to blame someone and coordinators are easy targets for fans to vent their frustrations.
People have a justifiable attachment to KG  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/15/2019 5:39 pm : link
But I think his system started to border on obsolete when the new practice restrictions were imposed in the most recent CBA. There was just so much nuance required on the part of both the QB and the receivers that the reduced practice time made his offense much more difficult to keep running on all cylinders. We had already seen it be tough for street free agents to step into the offense when injuries took their toll midseason. With the 2011 CBA, those challenges started to exist even for players who made the roster at the start of the year, IMO.
Under Gilbride as OC,  
BlueLou'sBack : 4/15/2019 8:37 pm : link
The team was frequently a top 5 squad in points scored, IIRC.

Shit got hoisted on him unfairly.
Gilbride  
darren in pdx : 4/15/2019 8:42 pm : link
led the best offense the Giants ever had in my lifetime. I always thought it was unfair the shit people gave him. I also remember all the arguments here about the offense needing to be simplified. When that offense hummed, it was fun to watch.
RE: Gilbride  
HomerJones45 : 4/15/2019 9:22 pm : link
In comment 14387858 darren in pdx said:
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led the best offense the Giants ever had in my lifetime. I always thought it was unfair the shit people gave him. I also remember all the arguments here about the offense needing to be simplified. When that offense hummed, it was fun to watch.
Gilbride was sacrificed on the altar of Reese. Remember the season when they had to go out and sign Peyton Hillis because they were out of running backs? Jernigan and Louis Murphy at wideout. The trade up to get Nassib?
Gilbride was the first fall guy for Reeseís  
eric2425ny : 4/15/2019 9:22 pm : link
failures prior to them canning TC. His offense required a good line, Reese and Ross couldnít judge line talent to save their ass.

This is where I worry about Mara and Tisch. The fact that they stuck with Reese and Ross and basically allowed Gilbride and Coughlin to be scapegoated is pretty bad. Iím hoping they realize that now and that this was the driving force behind bringing Gettleman in.
RE: It's funny how no one says Gilbride was a problem now  
kelsto811 : 4/16/2019 1:52 am : link
In comment 14387688 Deejboy said:
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But when he was here Giants fans were calling him Kill-Drive. It just shows time changes perception and that fans always want to blame someone and coordinators are easy targets for fans to vent their frustrations.


Yes. Giants fans in general were destroying him, no mercy.
Hoped it was for  
madgiantscow009 : 4/16/2019 1:56 am : link
the Mets. Actually their offensive coordinator has been doing well.
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christian : 4/16/2019 2:34 am : link
I know it doesn't help the tidiness of the story, but when mourning the sacrifice of the innocents, keep in mind one Tom Coughlin's sword was plenty bloody.
I think people overlook the impact of the CBA...  
Dan in the Springs : 4/16/2019 9:28 am : link
on a system like Gilbride's. The much reduced practice time has to impact a system with longer-developing option routes where multiple players are making the same reads simultaneously and the OL has to sustain blocks a bit longer. I think the CBA as much as anything was what led to the demise of the Gilbride offense.

The CBA certainly has impacted the ability of some coaches to get OL up to speed. Imagine taking away all the extra drills the Giants used to run - anyone think they '90 Giants offense would have been as effective? Any offense that requires consistency in execution is hamstrung compared to offenses running things like RPO or concepts familiar to college players.
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