The Giants got shut out for the second time this season on Sunday, leading coach Tom Coughlin to refer to his team’s offense as “pathetic” during his postgame press conference.
One might think that a pathetic performance and the fact that the Giants rank 30th in points scored and 28th in offensive yards would reflect poorly on the team’s offensive coaches, but that’s not Coughlin’s take. He said Monday that he still has faith in the staff members, including offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, and that he thinks can work with the same pieces in place.
“You know, certainly it hasn’t been a connect all the dots from Day One type of a year, but Kevin’s a pro, he’s been around, he’s done this a long time,” Coughlin said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “We’ve tried to find ways to take advantage of things. It hasn’t been easy.”
Coughlin’s not going to read Gilbride or any other coach the riot act at a press conference, but it’s hard to believe that the Giants will just keep things as they are offensively after such a miserable season. That’s certainly true on the personnel front — the offensive line is badly in need of repair, for starters — and it’s probably too soon to rule out changes to the staff as the Giants try to turn things around for 2014.