I Bleed Blue
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I haven't heard anyone mention Bill Lazor. He is the current QB coach in Philly. I'd say he had a great year tutoring Nick Foles. He has a degree from Cornell and played the position. He also was the QB coach in Seattle under Mike Holmgren. Hmm, the last time we took a coach from Philly, his name was Spagnuolo. That worked out pretty well....just saying.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 10 Years of Coziness with Kevin Gilbride
I don't disagree at all. I realize what happened this season. I'm on record for a total house cleaning as I have stated in my other comments previously. The 7-3 record indicates that most players at least played hard. Other teams in that situation most likely pack it in. That was my point. My concern is that the brain trust realize this teams' needs and address it. It's obvious there will be no coaching changes and we have to live with that, even though we don't like it.
2 months, 1 week ago on PLAY THROUGH IN WEEK 17
The season is finally over. This last game in the rain was a microcosm of the season. Sloppy football, more injuries and turnovers but if you want to look at the glass half full, this team never quit and finished 7-3. But let's be honest here. The defense carried this team, in particular, Jon Beason & Antrel Rolle. With 20+ free agents, changes are coming for sure. Eli Manning had a horrific season. And we can't blame it all on the OL. He made some awful decisions out there. Jerel Jernigan has made the most of his opportunities in his 3rd season much like Amani Toomer did. I'm just hoping that Jerry Reese addresses the OL with at least three new faces from the draft and free agency. Need a running back, tight end, wide receiver, another defensive end, a couple of linebackers, a corner, and a partridge in a pear tree....a tall order...ya think?
Perfectly stated. There is one WFAN host who is a Giants' fan and does express our views. She even has had Patricia Traina on as a guest. It is Lori Rubinson. She is extremely knowledgeable and is a huge Giants fan. The problem! She is on at 2AM-6AM late Saturday into Sunday morning.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on NYG 23 DET 20 OT
We all should not be surprised by this.....Here's Eli Manning's strong support of Kevin Gilbride from his @WFAN660 spot: "Obviously, I had a different offensive coordinator early on but (Gilbride) was my quarterback coach and I was kind of learning the offense through him,” Manning said on WFAN (via @ConorTOrr at the Star-Ledger). “It’s a lot of the same plays we’re still running. I feel very confident with him.
“We’re on the same page with a lot of things. He’s a tremendous coach. Sometimes, we have had a tremendous plan and it’s just we haven’t executed. That’s the players’ job. We have had a number of opportunities to make plays when they are there and we just haven’t done it.
“He has a great mind for football. He has a great plan each and every week for us to go out there and perform.”
I agree with you, but it is common knowledge that Eli is comfortable with Gilbride. If there are changes to be made then I believe it will come from Mara. He challenged TC to change his philosophy on coaching and relationships with his players after the 2006 season. Tom adapted and went on to great success. Let's hope Mara intervenes again.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on SEA 23 NYG 0
Eli is not an elite QB. He certainly has not played like one this year. He has thrown 25 INT's and although they are not all his fault, he does have to take the blame for many of them. There are a lot of factors at play here. We all know that the OL has been a disaster. Most of us on this blog feel that Gilbride's system is too regimented and he is inflexible. The fact that Nicks has quit on this team hurt Eli tremendously. Speaking of that, did you see Nicks "laughing" on the field yesterday? I was seething when I saw that. He can't wait to leave. Good riddance, we don't want players that mail it in. I remember in 2007 when Jerry Reese called Eli "skittish" and then of course we knew what happened after that. It might be plausible that Eli has been playing hurt this year. I say that because many of those long sideline passes have been under thrown this season. Coincidence? Maybe. Eli would never say it, but we might find out this off season. Andy said that changes are coming. I hope so, but I am not so sure. Eli likes Gilbride and that will weigh heavily. My hope is that Mara and Tisch see that the stadium was not full and tell TC that the OC has fallen way short. I just hope that the brain trust doesn't say we were injured on the OL and that's why we struggled. I am just not that optimistic that we will see the changes that we all want.
@capt george so far the D has been doing justthat. The O has to give Eli more time. That pic I believe was a back shoulder fade that Eli was a bit off on.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on SD 37 NYG 14
I agree Andy. I want to see what we have on our roster. Was it not too long ago that we heard the ever omnipotent Jerry Reese talk about Adrien Robinson as the "JPP of Tight Ends?" My understanding is that he is healthy but appears on the inactive list every week!...Is that a miss? Let's see what he can do already.
Brad Gagnon's article is spot on!!!
3 months ago on SD 37 NYG 14
There is just so much blame that has to go around here this season. From Jerry Reese all the way down the line. But what really stands out here is the total ineptitude of Kevin Gilbride. Yesterday's game illustrated to me exactly what the problem has been all season.. Phillip Rivers has a weak O-Line but this season he has completed 70.3% of his passes has thrown 26 Touchdowns with only 9 interceptions. How can that be? Last year he had an awful season. What did the Chargers do? New Head Coach Mike McCoy brings in the talented Ken Whisenhunt to be the new OC. Eve with a questionable OL he has Rivers taking 3 step drops. This is just a simplistic observation from yesterday, but the Giants have lived with Gilbride for just too long. Let's face it, the Giants will never fire Coughlin, but there should now be a plan in place that he isn't going to coach for too much longer. He will be 68 next season and I believe the Giants have to take a look at what their future will be. Is the next HC on the staff now? Oh please, I certainly hope not. There isn't a guy on the staff I believe that will be a successful HC in the NFL. In this era of the "Pass Happy" NFL, Eli Manning has passed for 3254 yds and 16 TD's and 20 Int's. Totally unacceptable! in 2011 he had nearly 5000 yards with 29 TD'd and 16 Int's. Yes, the poor O-Line & unreliability of Hakeem Nicks has contributed to that this season, but Gilbride failed to make the adjustments and go to a shorter passing game to compensate for our deficiencies. If TC is going to be here for the next 2 or maybe 3 years, then I believe he should be looking for his successor. That should start with a new OC as the first order of business.
Great coaches use their personnel wisely. Kevin Gilbride is a poor coach because he doesn't adhere to that philosophy. I always believed Pat Riley was a great basketball coach. Why? He won with different types of players. In the late 80's & early 90's he had "Showtime" in L.A. Fast break exciting B.Ball. They won! He came to NY and with players who had a completely different skill set he won again when his teams held down their opponents with hard nosed defense. Great coaches realize personnel dictates how you should play. "Put players in a position to succeed" All Kevin Gilbride has ever earned in my opinion, is the dubious nickname of....say it loud guys....KEVIN KILLDRIVE!!! we all know too well why. We all have heard the stories of how Coughlin was nearly fired after 2006. He created the leadership council, changed the way he communicated and it worked out fortunately for Big Blue. We can owe that to John Mara who let his coach know that change was coming one way or another. Well, I hope Mr. Mara has another talk with T.C. and lets him know he has to alter his approach moving forward. I'm hoping that Killdrive is the damaged collateral.
3 months, 1 week ago on Odds and Ends at 4-7
@mkdrep I don't think Mara will ever fire T.C. Winning 2 Super Bowls allows Tom to walk away on his own terms. More importantly, remember that Coughlin was Wellington's last hire.
3 months, 1 week ago on DAL 24 NYG 21
Quote...."Gilbride can walk the sidelines, yell at the refs, throw the little red flag, clap, etc. like other HCs. I've seen him do it in San Diego"
My answer to that....how many Super Bowls did he win in San Diego?
I rest my case!!!
I always wished that Buddy Ryan really knew how to throw a punch.
@buljos I would rather have "shingles" for an entire football season then to see Gilbride the HC of the Giants!!!!
I was so excited all week because I knew I was going to the game. The crowd was pumped and there wasn't as many Cowboy fans there as we are accustomed to seeing when these two teams play. The disappointment was that even though the Giants talked tough before the game and they even tried to break up the Cowboys huddle before kickoff, they fell miserably short in how they played. They played undisciplined uninspired football. We were up top and we could see the whole field. Gilbride's play calling is so poor it is comical. Without Lee at MLB you would think the seam pass to the TE would be a big part of the offense. I kept looking for it. Cruz & Randle were being bracketed on the outside almost the entire game. The middle was left open and of course because the run blocking allowed Brown & Jacobs to get to the second level, ( Cowboys missed Lee ) we gashed them for runs all day that seemed to go for 10-12 yards a pop. You would think that that would open up the play action pass. We were all screaming for the seam pass to Meyers which never ever materialized. The wind was difficult but that pass is thrown on a hard line and wouldn't be affected. IT WAS THERE ALL DAY AND NEVER USED!!! I am sick of Kevin Killdrive and the way he thinks he can outsmart everyone else, when all he does is outsmart himself. The Red Zone inefficiency absolutely killed us and we knew early that it would be hard to recover from. Got to give Romo credit for seeking out Rolle on the final drive. So that's where I have an issue with Perry " I'm out of" Fewell. Why didn't he blitz at all on that final drive and make Romo throw it before he wanted to? The 4 man rush wasn't getting the job done. And JPP, shut up and play the game. I don't think I heard your number called once. Listen, we knew it was going to be a tall order after an 0-6 start. Jerry Reese doesn't get a pass here because he went into the season with an injured OL and let them get old. I contend he doesn't think LB is an important position on the team, and were fortunate that Beason was acquired, but obviously he can't cover at all. Just a poorly constructed team that has a poor OC & DC. ( Not to mention Tom Quinn either ) I would hope they become part of the fallout, but I doubt it. This has to come from Coughlin. I just think he sometimes has blinders on regarding his coordinators. I hope that he will finally cut ties with them. I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers here. It's been a long time when our season is over before Thanksgiving arrives. To John Mara, you always want meaningful games in December. Well, not this season.....Time to reevaluate.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on DAL 24 NYG 21
The fact that we are even in this race at this point in time is nothing short of miraculous. The Giants have shown some character and have not quit. I give them credit for that. But I will be the first to say that we have had the schedule break our way. So the season is on the line Sunday! We cannot lose this game and win this division. We would be 3 games behind with only 5 to play. With that said, this team has to play better. We will be playing a team that has many offensive weapons and our defense will really be tested. Dallas is weaker on D with people missing but I envision a high scoring game. We need Eli to to up his game and more than ever we need Nicks to be Nicks. We need everyone to play their best game. The O-Line has to be better. No excuses JUST DO IT! Looking forward to it and there is a chance I will be at the game. I will have nothing but BIG BLUE on my mind all week!!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on NYG 27 GB 13
@capt george @I Bleed Blue Let me qualify my thinking. This would depend on Kevin Killdrive having Eli use more 3 step drops. That would help a lot by not relying so much on a vertical passing game. A tall order I would admit.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on NYG 24 OAK 20
I'm not worried about Philly or Dallas at this point yet. We have to just keep winning, then I can get excited. The one thing about yesterday is that we really ran the ball effectively. If this continues then I believe that the passing game will improve. Defenses haven't had to worry about the run at all, and therefore they have been able to double Cruz and Nicks. Randle is single covered and that's why he has been able to have some success. Our TE is not even a factor. ( thank you Mr Reese ) I envision a safety coming down to the box if Brown continues to run well. And if that happens, the passing game will become a strength again. At least that's what I'm hoping. Right now, win next week and the next and then we can talk. Right now...baby steps!
3 months, 4 weeks ago on NYG 24 OAK 20