Kevin Gilbride Steps Down as NY Giants Coordinator

It’s official!   Kevin “Kildrive” Gilbride is stepping down and retiring.

Giant fans are dancing in the streets.  After 7 years of the having the play arrive late to the huddle, running the draw play over and over and over, and running the most predictable vanilla offense in the NFL, Giant fans may finally get to see an exciting up tempo offensive.

Having been shut out twice this year(2013) and with Eli Manning throwing 27 interceptions was a clear indication that the New York Giants offensive we broken.

What does this mean for the Giants during the 2014 season?  

It’s possible that the Giants could once again utilize the tight end.   Teams like San Diego, New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, New England, Philadelphia, and San Francisco do it so well.

It may mean the Giants could actually implement a series of plays that keeps a receiver hot.  Instead of ignoring the hot receiver who is beating his man time and time again, the offensive coordinator could actually recognize a hot player and stick the ball in his hands.

A new offensive coordinator could get the play in on time allowing the offense to be less predictable when the ball is going to be snapped.

Moving forward this is a great opportunity for the Giants and a chance to give Eli Manning new life.   This new candidate could fix Eli Manning’s bad mechanics and work on bringing the explosiveness of Reuben Randle, Victor Cruz, Jerrel Jernigan, David Wilson and Andre Brown to the forefront.

Currently Mike Sullivan the former offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on the short list.   Sullivan was the Giants wide receiver coach and quarterback coach from 2004 to 2011 before getting hired by Greg Schiano to take over the offense in Tampa Bay.   Sullivan was a West Point graduate and a former U.S. Army Ranger.

Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor

@CraigSantucci

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