lol...I need a better source than Bryan McGovern tweet.
Originally Posted by Mochalman
The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Giants will fire offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.
FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo chimes in by saying this is the "likely" scenario. This comes mere hours after owner John Mara called the team's offense "broken," adding that the Giants "can't go into next season with the same personnel." Gilbride, 62, has been with coach Tom Coughlin since 1995, dating all the way back to Coughlin's Jaguars days. ESPN New York believes Coughlin could choose to resign from the Giants if he's forced to fire his buddy.
yeah and NJ Star Ledger reported that Coughlin would NOT put his job on the line for Gilbride. There was buzz about Gilbride retiring anyway. If that had any legs to it I think this is going to be smoother than we think.
I like Bryan McGovern and trust him, so I'll keep this open until it's shot down completely, but I've yet to see ANYTHING other than "Coughlin is returning". He wants to return, the front office wants him back, the players want him back.....I can't see him suddenly quitting just b/c they want to send the offense in a new direction in a year where it was a mess.
It's amazing how one word can be used to report whatever they want. In this case that word is "could". It allows them to present vague baseless speculation as reporting. So much so, that it's Rotoworld re-posting NJ Star Ledger's article who referenced ESPN's speculation. Rumors suck.
Killdrive gone: Check
Perry Fewell getting fired: Yet to Happen, but I remain hopeful.
Coughlin can stay, but retirement could happen. If he retires, Cowher or Gruden (John, not Jay) would be decent ideas.
I thought he ran a west coast offense? I mean we have had west coast elements under Killdrive with 3,5, 7 step dropbacks.
Different style, different language. Gilbride was always a run n gun guy and then as the NFL evolved to a pass first league over the last 4-6 years with rule changes he made a lot of modifications to adapt, but we just don't have the players or QB to run a west coast offense IMO. I mean sure Eli is intelligent enough that I really think he could take on ANY new system, but I just don't think he has the playing/pocket style to run it in a way that makes sense to make the switch. It would be fun to see Cruz and Randle in that type of attack though.
Also, I'm just not a fan of Gruden's overall coaching style. He's a bit overrated in my opinion. He'd be better suited for a college team where he can whip a bunch of young guys into shape. I prefer the older man leadership.