New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has announced his retirement from football, per Giants.com. It sure seems that he was pushed out of town though. The Giants owner John Mara said that the offense was “broken” and promised that there would be some changes coming and he is getting his way. Gilbride likely would have been fired if he didn’t choose to retire.
The Giants offense has been deteriorating over the years and the turnovers and the mess of this season was finally time for the team to make some changes. Eli Manning was throwing interceptions left and right. The running game was terrible this year.There was no protection up front and the only player that seemed to produce on offense was Victor Cruz. Something needed to change and it started with Kevin Gilbride. There are sure to be more changes coming to the offense. This is just the beginning.
Hakeem Nicks is a free agent and the team will need to decide what they will do with him. He is coming off of a down season, but the team should find a way to bring him back. They need to get a running game somewhere. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to that offense. At least there will be some changes coming.