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Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride to retire soon

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The Giants are apparently going to have some change after all.

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride will announce his retirement soon.

As exit strategies go, it beats getting punched by a co-worker, but it was clear something was about to happen.

Even owner John Mara, a known advocate of stability, said “I think our offense is broken,” after quarterback Eli Manning set a career high in interceptions, and a parade of running back injuries kept different guys on the field weekly.

With Gilbride out, speculation will turn immediately toward Mike Sullivan. The former Giants receivers and quarterbacks coach was Greg Schiano offensive coordinator with the Bucs.

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21 Responses to “Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride to retire soon”
  1. arrowmint says: Jan 2, 2014 4:07 PM

    He should go out on a high note and go be the head coach for Cleveland for half a season next year.

  2. bucrightoff says: Jan 2, 2014 4:11 PM

    Buddy Ryan is planning his retirement party no doubt.

  3. rcampore says: Jan 2, 2014 4:12 PM

    2014 is off to a great start!!! Yay!! Time for some new blood.

  4. roadtrip3500 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:12 PM

    Sullivan is the best choice to keep familiarity for Tom and Eli, and still bring fresh ideas to the offense.

  5. ksteets says: Jan 2, 2014 4:14 PM

    “retire”

  6. cwill99 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:15 PM

    No more KILLDRIVE Giants fans!!!

  7. scoops1 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:15 PM

    When will then be now?

  8. bigjdve says: Jan 2, 2014 4:17 PM

    Brilliant way to avoid being fired.

  9. polamalurulz43 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:18 PM

    Kev – congrats on the long career. You will love retirement. Sincerely, Bruce Arians.

  10. jbl429 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:19 PM

    WOOHOO!

  11. kev86 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:21 PM

    Thank you for the two glorious super bowl runs Coach. Once a Giant, always a Giant. Enjoy retirement. GO BLUE!

  12. fiyeaglesfiy says: Jan 2, 2014 4:21 PM

    Retired or “Retired”?

  13. godsmacked1 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:23 PM

    Awesome news! Now, when is Perry Fewell “retiring???”

  14. theesquireof212 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:25 PM

    THANK GOD!!!

  15. nygf says: Jan 2, 2014 4:27 PM

    Coach, thanks for all that you’ve done over the years.

    That said this is long overdue. Things came to a head this season but there were plenty of signs along the way.

  16. rcampore says: Jan 2, 2014 4:31 PM

    I really hope Sullivan is not hired!! What has he shown that makes him get another opportunity at OC? He is just like Gilbride! ugh.

  17. cruuuzcontrol says: Jan 2, 2014 4:37 PM

    While I don’t think Sullivan as OC really brings any innovation, it does represent a different voice and keeps some continuity as he would be able to run a similar system.

  18. pesotmato says: Jan 2, 2014 4:45 PM

    You got away with murder.

  19. kev86 says: Jan 2, 2014 4:50 PM

    Sullivan could be being groomed to take over too. His backround and resume are appealing to Mara and the Giants.

  20. gpete1962 says: Jan 2, 2014 6:00 PM

    Its’ about time!

    They sat he ran the most complicated offense in the NFL. Maybe that was the problem? He couldn’t figure out how to call his own plays

    Correct me if I’m wrong, has there ever been a two time winning SB OC that wasn’t offered a head coaching job.

    Nobody ever mentions that? plus he applied for the UCONN job and was beat out by a Dallas flunky! BTW Conn. is his home state.

    That’s just how bad he is. Coughlin should be let go for just for having this guy around.

  21. daysend564 says: Jan 2, 2014 6:23 PM

    Maybe you should retire Eli too. More completions to the other team than his own. CLUTCH!!!

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