In the 2013 NFL season, a full season removed from the Super Bowl champion New York Giants of 2012, Big Blue has significantly underperformed to expectations set forth in the offseason. The once prolific offense that put points up at will has been completely shut down. And while offensive players have by all means underperformed, look no further than Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride for the offensive woes.
Widely regarded as a “run and shoot” and “duck and chuck” offensive play caller, his schemes are incredibly outdated and just do not work in the modern day NFL. Yes, he did call the shots for the offense during the 2008 and 2012 Super Bowls to help lead the Giants to two victories, but in the grand scheme of things, this OC is far from stellar.
Watching games this season for the Giants has been excruciating. Week in and week out fans are scratching their heads at what the coaches are thinking. And they are right. Gilbride just isn’t coaching like an offensive coordinator should be. It is their job to react to certain situations and change plays according to different defenses and schemes.
However, Gilbride sticks to his same style that in his mind works, and it is a shame. Not only for the players, but for every Giants faithful that puts their time, money and passion into this organization every year.
There are plenty of quality offensive coordinators out there that would love to work for such a top class organization of the New York Giants, and certainly Big Blue has the money to lure anyone they want.
And with the talent on this offense, it is mind blowing that this team struggles to work down the field, let alone score touchdowns on Sundays. If this Giants team wants to improve on their offense in 2014, Gilbride has to go.