New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has officially retired from football.
Gilbride came to the decision after a miserable season in New York, in which the Giants offense finished 28th overall and Eli Manning tossed a career-high 27 interceptions.
It’s hard to say, ‘It’s time,’” Gilbride said. “To finally do it, it’s a very unnatural feeling. I’ve been telling my wife (Debbie) for years I was going to do it. She moved back to Rhode Island (where she helps care for a granddaughter when the Gilbrides’ daughter is working), so I’ve been by myself in the hotel for three or four years. I knew this was it and I was going to do it. I finally pulled the trigger. But it’s difficult.”
Gilbride has been an NFL coach since 1989. He was the head coach of the Chargers from 1997-98, and had overseen the Giants’ offense since 2007. Gilbride had one year left on his contract, just like Tom Coughlin, according to a person familiar with the situation.
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