Here's the thing Tom Coughlin: You have a rookie DC who is struggling to understand how to do what Spags did, hampered with the season loss of Kenny Phillips and Jay Alford (who had taken his game to the next level early this season), persistent Out injuries to Aaron Ross, Chris Canty, and Michael Boley, and off-season surgeries to Fred Robbins, Barry Cofield, and Osi. So the D's banged up, and the rookie DC is a bit confused. That's understandable, I guess. But what isn't understandable is why you allow Kevin Gilbride to continue to underachieve as OC. You give him the space and autonomy to continue to underachieve, and he continues to do so. There is a valid reason he has been demoted two levels during his NFL coaching career down to position coach - he continues to lack the imagination, analytical skills, and inspirational leadership necessary to coordinate an offense. Nobody will ever compare him to stellar Giants Coordinators of the past like Sean Payton, who know how to scheme against an opponent and show them what they hadn't seen in tape before. When was the last time Kevin Gilbride out coached anyone? The last Giants Coordinator to out scheme and out coach anyone was Spags, and that was recognized by the league, and so he now has his own team. Gilbride will never again have a team, because he doesn't have what it takes. He's Fred Flinstone. But he is who he is - YOU on the other hand are the Head Coach, so what are YOU going to do about it? If the answer is to give him more space and autonomy to continue doing what he's doing, then Jerry Reese needs to leg you and Gilbride go do something else. Produce, or pack.
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