The powers that be in East Rutherford don’t care much for participating in HBO’s training camp reality series “Hard Knocks.” But they might not have a choice.
The Giants insist former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride made the decision to retire on his own. But let’s just say it could have been a much, much different scene.
“He’s planning to have surgery, and we’ll see how that comes out,” Giants general manager Jerry Reese told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Thursday. “Our medical staff feels like he’ll be ready to play this fall.”
“He has been with me from Day 1 as my quarterbacks coach and then my coordinator,” Manning said. “He really taught me everything I needed to learn to become an NFL quarterback.”
The Giants co-owner spoke Monday about the many shortcomings of the team, including the offensive line, but did not point the blame at coach Tom Coughlin or general manager Jerry Reese.
The New York Giants missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, compiling a 7-9 record in 2013. It was only the second losing record under the leadership of Tom Coughlin as Giants head coach, who took command of the team in 2004. As the franchise’s leadership met the media after the final game of the season, one question was seemingly answered, while several other questions remained unanswered.
Kevin Gilbride may have coached his last game as the Giants’ offensive coordinator.
“I’m just a young guy in this business,” the 67-year-old Coughlin said Monday during his season-ending press conference. “And everyone wants to know what’s next for me. I hope it’s coaching the New York Giants.”
Every one of the 82,000 entering MetLife Stadium will receive a gift bag. Inside are a seat cushion, muffler, ski gaiters, three pairs of hand- and foot-warmers, lip balm and a package of tissues.
At their fall meetings Tuesday, owners approved a measure that allows the league to choose which team will be the focus of the documentary-style show if no club volunteers.
The lawsuit claims the Giants and Jets are trying to block a $3 billion megamall development across the highway from MetLife Stadium.
The NFL agreed Thursday to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits by Tony Dorsett and thousands of other former players who are suffering from dementia and other concussion-related brain injuries.
HBO’s widely-popular “Hard Knocks” series has earned its share of praise from critics and major awards since the show debuted in 2001. Giants co-owner Steve Tisch is not a fan.
New York Giants owner John Mara believes the team that opens training camp Saturday could be as successful as the franchise’s last Super Bowl champion two years ago.
The 26-year-old Giants receiver tweeted a mysterious message on Monday: “Good things come to those who wait.”