Report: Giants Likely To Fire Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Kevin Gilbride may have coached his last game as the Giants’ offensive coordinator.
According to a report by the Newark Star-Ledger citing an unnamed source, several high-ranking officials in the Giants organization believe Gilbride will be fired. However, another source close to the situation told ESPN that there is “no way” head coach Tom Coughlin would agree to fire Gilbride.
Gilbride has served on the Giants’ staff since 2004 and been the team’s offensive coordinator since 2007, helping to lead the Giants to two Super Bowl titles.
But this season, the Giants finished 28th in total offense and scoring offense and committed 44 turnovers — 10 more than any other team in the NFL.
Giants co-owner John Mara indicated Monday that a shakeup of the offense is in store after the team finished 7-9 this season.
“I think our offense is broken right now,” Mara told reporters. “We need to fix that.”
Gilbride has coached in the NFL since 1989 and served as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers from 1997-98.
He is perhaps best known for getting into a sideline scuffle with fellow Houston Oilers assistant coach Buddy Ryan — the father of Jets coach Rex Ryan — during a game in 1993.
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