It’s one thing to demand rebound seasons from Eli Manning, Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul, but the Giants must have a powerful draft class if they are going to get back to the postseason.
When Coughlin decides to call it a career, he will be able to retire peacefully, knowing that he has done his job as well or better than the greats who have preceded him. Canton will come calling for a very deserving head coach.
Ben McAdoo plans to mix and match what he learned with the Green Bay Packers with parts of Kevin Gilbride’s playbook in coming up with a new offense for the New York Giants.
The Giants confirmed Friday that they gave the 67-year-old Coughlin a one-year extension, putting him under contract through the 2015 season.
The Giants have hired Danny Langsdorf as their new quarterbacks coach and re-assigned two others in a shuffling of their offensive coaches.
While we all recognize that new coordinators prefer to bring in their own guys as well as their own playbooks — and heaven knows, the Giants need a fresh voice in the offensive meetings — there is still a sadness about Pope’s departure.
Well-regarded tight ends coach Mike Pope is out after two stints and a total of 23 seasons with the team. “These are very difficult decisions,” coach Tom Coughlin said.
“I think this is the best coach for the job,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “With his experiences, I think he brings a lot to the table. Our players are going to be excited to hear what he has to say.”
The man who will be in charge of revitalizing Eli Manning’s career is the same coach who helped Aaron Rodgers maintain his excellence.
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.
In scouring the NFL for a new OC, now that Kevin Gilbride has retired under the impending threat of involuntary termination, the Giants must find someone who is compatible with Eli Manning. That’s first and foremost.
“…Do we have to change things? Sure. We’ve gotta get some things back in perspective and in order and start doing things with the execution and the efficiency that we’ve had here. And I believe we can do it.”
“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.”
Kevin Gilbride, the longtime offensive coordinator who won two Super Bowl rings with the Giants, retired Thursday.
Wednesday is as good a day as any to lay out five real truths concerning our two football teams. No phony resolutions, but real things that have happened or need to be done in order to avoid a repeat of a sad, unproductive 2013.