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Kevin Gilbride Likely to Be Fired as New York Giants’ Offensive Coordinator: Report

December 30th, 2013 at 7:45 PM
By Doug Rush

In a season that had New York Giants co-owner John Mara call the entire offense "broken," it will likely cost Kevin Gilbride his job after seven years with the team.

Jordan Raanan of the Newark-Star Ledger has reported that the Giants will likely relieve Gilbride of his offensive coordinator duties with the team within the next week, as team sources have told the publication.

"There are high-ranking officials in the Giants organization that believe Gilbride will be fired, according to a source with knowledge of the organization's thinking. And the belief is that unless something surprising occurs in organizational meetings over the next week, the Giants will have a new offensive coordinator next season."

The team officials said that the regression of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning was reason enough to relieve Gilbride of his duties in a season where the offense struggled to score 30 points in the season; they did so in all of one game and were also shut out in two of their 16 games this season.

Gilbride has been a long-time assistant coach and friend of Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, however, the team official said that Coughlin won't put his own job on the line with team in order to save Gilbride's, so if push comes to shove despite their friendship, Coughlin will likely have no other choice but to fire Gilbride.

Gilbride started out as the Giants quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator; which is where he has been since 2007. Before then, Gilbride was the offensive coordinator under Coughlin going back to when they were with the Jacksonville Jaguars all the way back in 1995.

The move to relieve Gilbride of his coaching duties won't happen until the team hosts several organizational and coaching meetings, but once they happen, that is when the move will happen to finally let Gilbride go after seven years with the team.

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58 Responses to “Kevin Gilbride Likely to Be Fired as New York Giants’ Offensive Coordinator: Report”

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  1.  Syed Sohail Shah says:

    Hallelujah

  2.  Krow says:

    John Mara is like that old saying …

    “When all is said and done … much more will be said than done.”

  3.  Dirt says:

    If we get a new offensive coordinator, I’m throwing a party, and everyone is invited.

    Unfortunately the flip side of that means someone is getting fired, which is a terrible thing.

    But, fortunate or not, it’ll be a time to celebrate the dawn of a new era of Giants football.

  4.  Syed Sohail Shah says:

    He def has to take part of the blame, some of our play calling was downright stupid and had caused Eli to regressed. No way a combo of Nicks cruz randle and now Jernigan and Eli can’t put up points on the board. However O line had a lot to do with it as well so bad o line plus questionable play calling= not many points

  5.  buljos says:

    It is reassuring to learn that production counts within the Giants coaching organization. If Gilbride goes, then the new OC will certainly consider bringing aboard a number of key support staff position. Sean Ryan and Gilbride Jr. ought to be thinking about other employment as well, since a new OC would have no allegiance to a QB coach and WR coach who failed to produce over the past few seasons. Let’s hope they bring aboard a bona fide QB coach guru like a Tim Clements clone who’ll work with Eli on reversing some of his recently formed bad habits.

  6.  turkish says:

    A few days earlier, a different “report” regarding Gilbride. Mara speaks and it’s looking like the exact opposite. Go Mara!

  7.  Dirt says:

    If anything, a Killdrive firing might bring norm in for a sending off. I believe norm is ailing, and I wish him the best.

  8.  turkish says:

    Word is Coughlin may walk away if Gilbride is canned.

  9.  turkish says:

    Nicks comments about “stability” making sense now.

  10.  stuh says:

    If it’s true then all I have to say is HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It’s about freaked time.
    Will Coughlin by into a new system?

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