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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. Coughlin and Gilbride began w

Giants OC Gilbride retires a two-time Super Bowl winner

Kevin Gilbride retired Thursday as offensive coordinator for the New York Giants. The 62-year-old Gilbride, a veteran of 39 years in coaching, said he wants to devote more time to his family. ''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...

Report: Giants OC Kevin Gilbride will retire

    According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports,  New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride will retire. Team source tells @FOXSports1 that @Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride will announce his retirement soon. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 2, 2014 Per a source, Gilbride had one year left on his contract, had been wrestling...

Kevin Gilbride Announces His Retirement

Kevin Gilbride has finally decided to call it quits on coaching football after dedicating his life to that passion for four decades. While Giants fans seem ready for a change, Gilbride was an integral part of Tom Coughlin's Super Bowl runs. Here's what Gilbride had to say about his retirement, per the Giants website: “It’s hard to say, ‘It’s time,’” Gilbride...

Giants OC Kevin Gilbride Retires

Just two day into 2014 and the New York Giants are already making some serious changes. Since 2005 Kevin Gilbride has been the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants but that all ended today. Gilbride retired from the NFL after 25 years coaching for several teams including the Oilers, Steelers, Bills and Chargers. Gilbride, who became the OC for the Giants in 2005, has been...

The Gilbride era is over…now what?

It was announced yesterday that Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride is retiring. How should Giants fans feel about that? The man did preside over two championship offenses. Gilbride was never the sexiest name when the discussion of offensive coordinators came about. I think getting sucker-punched by Buddy Ryan did a lot to deflate Gilbride’s reputation. (Though it is a...

Giants OC Kevin Gilbride To Retire

Longtime New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride will announce his retirement soon according to Mike Garafolo: Team source tells @FOXSports1 that @Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride will announce his retirement soon. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 2, 2014 It remains to be seen if Gilbride was nudged into retirement or if he really felt it was time...

Coughlin On the Departure of Gilbride

Shortly after our offensive coordinator decided to call it quits, Tom Coughlin spoke to the media to profess his admiration for Kevin Gilbride. “I have great respect for Kevin and Debbie and their family, so it’s not an easy thing to part ways. Kevin is a professional. He’s been an exceptional football coach for the New York Giants. He helped win two Super Bowl championships...

Report: Tom Coughlin was ready to fight for Kevin Gilbride’s job

    According to the New York Daily News,  New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was ready to fight for former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride’s job. Tom Coughlin knew John Mara wanted to shake up the Giants’ “broken” offense by firing Kevin Gilbride. But Coughlin apparently wasn’t willing to let his offensive coordinator go without...

Kevin Gilbride About To Be Fired, Quits Instead

This time of year, as we all search for discount egg nog and signs of our respective dignities which were lost during late nights of vomit and streamers, we must remember that the NFL’s front offices are deep in one of their busier times of year, and Kevin Gilbride is a casualty of that.Giants owner John Mara promised changes for an offense he referred to as “broken”, and rather...

Coughlin: Giants did not force Gilbride out

New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride retired on Thursday. It would be easy to believe that Gilbride was forced out after the Giants finished 28th in the NFL in scoring this past season. Head coach Tom Coughlin denied that idea while appearing on WFAN on Friday. “The first thing I said to our owners is I’m responsible for the coaches, and to think there’s any...

Gilbride retirement avoids fight Giants could ill afford

The New York Giants commenced their off-season evaluation meetings on Thursday morning, and by 5:00 p.m., offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride was officially “retired”. Certainly, the sequence of events was not surprising, especially in light of team president John Mara’s comments at the end-of-season press conference on Monday. Some of the focus will now shift to whether...

Kevin Gilbride announces retirement

After almost 40 years as a football coach, Kevin Gilbride knew it was time to put family ahead of football. But the Giants offensive coordinator, who today announced his retirement, didn’t think it would be so difficult to step away from the game that has been such an integral part of his life. “It’s hard to say, ‘It’s time,’” Gilbride said. “To finally do it, it’s...

Top 3 Candidates to replace Kevin Gilbride

New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has decided to retire from coaching after 24 years in the NFL and the last nine in New York. Now with Gilbride hanging up his headset, the Giants will officially start looking for a new offensive coordinator for next season. To hear about possible candidates for the Giants OC position and all things Big Blue, keep following The Giants Beat.
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