For a large contingent of Giant fans offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride had become the bane of their existence. He’s been renowned for calling an at times backwards game that lacked modern era creativity or versatility — and marked by an outright refusal to stray from his play calling comfort zone during a seven-year stint. A stint which (by the way) includes two Super Bowl rings. Alas, there is also a smaller circle of the fanbase that believes Gilbride is being scapegoated, taking the heat for an incompetent offensive line and a rapidly regressing quarterback. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle, but there’s little doubt that transition to new offensive concepts is necessary. This does not mean bringing back Mike Sullivan.
Why would the #Giants fire Kevin Gilbride and then bring back Mike Sullivan to be the OC? I'm not even sure thats a lateral move…
— Matt Harmon (@BackyardBanters) December 31, 2013
Wow, Giants to fire OC Kevin Gilbride. He was architect of Gmen Super Bowl 42 win.
— Corey Hunter (@realhuntdog23) December 30, 2013
— Tj Llewellyn (@TJellyn) December 31, 2013
— Mike Connors (@connors75) December 31, 2013
If a few good games by Jernel Jernigan get Kevin Gilbride fired he doesn't ever have to play again and he will be a good draft pick
— Frank L (@fClamez) December 31, 2013
RIP Kevin Gilbride. May you get sucker-punched by Buddy Ryan on that sideline in the sky.
— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) December 30, 2013
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