Former Giants offensive coordinator thinks they’ll be interested in Adrian Peterson

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As running back Adrian Peterson has been openly flirting with the Giants, the Giants have given no indication as to whether they are or aren’t interested. Former Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride believes that the Giants will be interested.

Appearing on PFT Live, Gilbride said that he believes the Giants will be looking for an early-down, veteran back to replace Rashad Jennings and to complement Paul Perkins, who played well as a rookie in 2017. Gilbride, who knows the team well from his years there (and whose son, Kevin M. Gilbride, still serves as the tight ends coach), suggested that G.M. Jerry Reese would do the deal only if the price is right.

Getting the price right will be the challenge for Peterson and any interested team. Whether it’s the Giants, the Vikings, or anyone else, Peterson will have a chance (officially as of March 7, unofficially as of right now) to figure out exactly what is available to him and to pick his next team knowing exactly what he’s saying “no” to when he finally says “yes.”

14 responses to “Former Giants offensive coordinator thinks they’ll be interested in Adrian Peterson

  1. It would seem silly for the Giants to sign Peterson after the Josh Brown stuff. Unless beating defenseless children bloody isn’t a big deal.

  2. “G.M. Jerry Reese would do the deal only if the price is right.”

    With each passing year I am having a harder time with seeing Reese and right in the same sentence. Somehow I just have this picture of him blindfolded and throwing darts at a wall covered with player’s pictures.

  3. Yeah, AP’s an I formation RB, and Eli has lined up under center about 3 times in the past 5 years. I’m sure that combo will work real well.

  4. jag1959 says:
    “With each passing year I am having a harder time with seeing Reese and right in the same sentence.”

    So the signing of Snacks Harrison, OV and Janoris Jenkins in last years free agency was “wrong”?

    Janoris Jenkins is a 10 CB that follows the #1 WR on the field.
    Olivier Vernon is a top 15 DE per PFF
    And Snacks is PFF #1 run defender in the league last year.

    Though you may have a leg to stand on when it comes to Jerry and 3rd draft choices.

  5. Feb 28, 2017 1:09 PM
    “G.M. Jerry Reese would do the deal only if the price is right.”

    With each passing year I am having a harder time with seeing Reese and right in the same sentence. Somehow I just have this picture of him blindfolded and throwing darts at a wall covered with player’s pictures.

    _______________________________________

    Seeing as he had a great free agency last year and this last 3 drafts (Minus ERECK FLOWERS) has been very good.

    Reese has 2 superbowls and is a good GM

  6. @gmen5280 & @jmuller516 lets be honest, it’s not hard to hit it out of the park targeting the top of the proven talent market with a truck full of cash. I am a generational Giants fan. Believe me I want to be proved wrong in my assessment of Reese and his oft broken pieces but he has as many misses as hits as a GM and some of those misses have been brutal. He also has yet to produce a balanced team. The ’07 team was Accorsi built and there were 17 major holdovers from one SB winning team to the other. In the years since it hasn’t exactly been pretty.

  7. jag1959 says:
    Feb 28, 2017 2:12 PM

    @gmen5280 & @jmuller516 lets be honest, it’s not hard to hit it out of the park targeting the top of the proven talent market with a truck full of cash.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    So 17 out of 53 is < 50% from Accorsi. Yet you still want to complain. The man has 2 SBs as GM and you want to complain? Correct me if I'm wrong, but no team has won every SB. I will gladly trade you Reese's record with Howie Roseman. And nobody should be called Howie, unless it's the HOFer Howie Long!

  8. eli is in decline

    a great season, a great defense…and blown out by GB in playoffs in a gm where rodgers had 1 good half

    giants are done

  9. justintuckrule says:
    Feb 28, 2017 2:18 PM
    ^ If it’s “not hard,” why didn’t the other teams with more cash do it?????
    ________________

    Only 4 teams had more cap space than the Giants going into FA last year and all of them but Jax (whose O hung them out to dry) had better scoring D’s than the Giants while none of them had a better offense. Big Blue was 6th in offense in ’15 and 30th in D. So just how much of a rocket scientist did Reese need to be to identify and address the problem he helped create without creating a new one? And how did the solution work out? Well the good news is after spending money like a drunken sailor the D dramatically improved to 2nd overall, the bad news is the neglected offense plummeted to 26th. A little balance and proactive thinking isn’t too much to ask for.
    Look folks, I’m not happy about it either but I refuse to be a Pollyanna looking at Reese through royal blue tinted glasses. I also won’t engage in the kind of thinking we routinely mock in Skins and Boys fans, as Giants fans we should be holding our GM to a higher and more objective standard than those yahoos.

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