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Eli Manning has a new quarterbacks coach

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When Mike Sullivan jumped to the Buccaneers as offensive coordinator, the Giants were left with an opening at quarterbacks coach.

They didn’t have to look far for a replacement. The Giants announced Thursday that Sean Ryan, who coached the Giants wide receivers last season, will move into Sullivan’s old job for the 2012 season. From the sound of things, Tom Coughlin didn’t give much thought to going outside the organization for a replacement.

“Continuity is important,” Coughlin said in a press release. “It’s not that I don’t think there are some talented people out there. But I do think that these two are very talented and the best approach we could possibly take would be to continue to support our players at those positions with people who are products of the system.”

The team also announced that Kevin M. Gilbride, son of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, will become the new wide receivers coach. The younger Gilbride had been the offensive quality control coach for the team and they recently blocked him from interviewing for the quarterbacks coach in Tampa.

That block raised some eyebrows at the time it was announced as it is unusual to see a team block a low-level assistant make a step up the coaching ladder. In his Monday Morning Quarterback column this week, Peter King of said that the team’s choice rubbed some coaches the wrong way. Now that the Giants have given Gilbride the boost in-house, any bad feelings will likely disappear.

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10 Responses to “Eli Manning has a new quarterbacks coach”
  1. jenniferxxx says: Mar 1, 2012 5:38 PM

    I didn’t know Ryan Seacrest knew anything about football ! At least he dumped that annoying faux hawk.

  2. citizenstrange says: Mar 1, 2012 5:57 PM

    That’s gold Jerry, gold!

  3. sicklife1 says: Mar 1, 2012 6:07 PM


  4. pnut87 says: Mar 1, 2012 7:02 PM

    I was hoping Gilbride would leave one way or the other, BUT NOW THERE”S TWO?!

  5. east96st says: Mar 1, 2012 7:23 PM

    Noticed how you forgot to mention it was NOT the Giants coaches who were “rubbed the wrong way” but some anonymous coaches King spoke to at the combine. Sounds like a serious case of ring envy has a few people sticking their noses in NY’s business.

  6. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 1, 2012 7:56 PM

    For those of you wondering, the initial “M” in the name of the younger Kevin Gilbride does, in fact, stand for “Mini Me”.

  7. 6ball says: Mar 1, 2012 8:08 PM


    Nepotism in the NFL …now there’s a story worth looking into.


  8. vols84 says: Mar 1, 2012 9:12 PM

    Great picture

  9. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Mar 1, 2012 10:16 PM

    ah yes, because Peter King said it, it’s like the word of God….

  10. golfol says: Mar 2, 2012 10:21 AM

    I’m sure some of these NFL coaches are upset with themselves, as they didn’t have more male offspring. Shanahan, Gilbride,Fischer,and Sporano. They’re all sucking at the trough, and now their kids are right there with them. What ever happened to good old fashioned experience and knowledge for prerequisites as job qualifications? As opposed to genetics. Pretty soon the NFL will stand for Nepotism Football League.

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