The New York Giants offense is struggling. There's no way around it. And whether it's due to the injury of wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, a constantly shuffled offensive line or the tired arm of quarterback Eli Manning is anybody's guess. Whatever the case may be, they need to rectify the situation … and fast. As a result, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride hinted earlier this week that perhaps, finally, the Giants may implement the no-huddle offense.
"It doesn't always work, but it has been something that we have been very good at and hopefully we're going to recover and get back to that," Gilbride said. "It's something you always talk about because it has been something good.”
When outright asked if he'd use the two-minute or no-huddle offense more predominantly on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Gilbride said he doesn't want to "tip his hand," but would "absolutely" consider it.
The no-huddle offense is something Gilbride & Co. have resisted for years. Despite the success of the team inside of two minutes, they have remained a very methodical, and in some cases, slow-paced unit (delay of game on #10). And it's been extremely effective most of the time, so there's been no urgency to change it. However, after being shut down the last three weeks, the team may have no other alternative but to adapt and go with something that is proven effective.
As Gilbride put it, the offense is "used to being successful," so these struggles have been "jarring." Accordingly, they will look to jump-start that success this weekend.
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