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  • Coach Talk: Gilbride On Offense

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/gia...ide-on-offense

    Excerpt: "With the Giants off until training camp, we're taking a look at what the coaches are saying about how their positions looked this offseason in OTAs.

    Today, we look at offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride's thoughts on the offense:


    Rueben rising: I thought it was worthwhile going back and writing again about what Gilbride had to say about Rueben Randle's offseason so far.

    While Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks stayed away from voluntary OTAs, Randle took advantage of added reps with Eli Manning.

    "No question ... Rueben benefited," Gilbride said last month. "I would say that he and the guys in the slot position benefited the most. Rueben, you see emerging from a guy that showed flashes at times. He always caught the ball well but maybe didn't always run the routes as precisely, as crisply as you wanted. He didn't have quite the understanding you wanted.

    "He looked like a guy that has been here for five or six years," Gilbride continued on what Randle showed in the offseason. "He really benefited from the opportunity. His whole demeanor, his whole professionalism, was outstanding."

    Gilbride raved about Randle showing leadership in OTAs and minicamp.

    "He certainly stepped into a leadership role," Gilbride said. "Not only did he grow, he kind of became the bell cow of the receiving corps. ... That was not what we saw last year; not by a long shot. So to see him growing like that was a great step forward for him, which will help us down the road."

    Randle obviously still needs to show progression in camp. But Gilbride made it clear that even with Nicks and Cruz on the field, Randle will see his share of snaps.

    "Oh, he is going to play -– he is going to play a lot," Gilbride said. "He will play first and second downs. He will be an outside receiver for us. Whether he is at the 'X' or the 'Z,' he is going to play. He is looking like he deserves to be out there a significant time."

    Youth wanted: Gilbride has expressed his concern about the offensive line in the past. But for this season, Gilbride is optimistic that his veteran linemen will be healthy.

    Chris Snee and David Baas both underwent offseason surgeries but are expected to be ready for camp.

    Gilbride believes both could be healthier than they were last year. But he still believes it was important to add first-round pick Justin Pugh, who will be in the mix to compete for the right tackle spot with David Diehl and James Brewer.

    "We added some young blood that can come in and look like they have the skill set to be able to play and contribute down the road," Gilbride said. "There is no question, we needed an infusion of talent at that spot -– young talent that would be able to come in and eventually assume starting roles. How soon that will be remains to be seen." Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    Fire Gilbride.
    Mood: WOOF!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
      Fire Gilbride.
      Did you have to so soon?
      “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
        Did you have to so soon?
        I should have waited an extra day, you're right.
        Mood: WOOF!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
          Fire Gilbride.
          Oh, you're one of those. *sniff*
          I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
            I should have waited an extra day, you're right.
            Well, maybe to post 10 anyway
            “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kruunch View Post
              Oh, you're one of those. *sniff*
              Tears of joy?
              Mood: WOOF!

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              • #8
                I think his thoughts on Wilson are interesting.
                “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                • #9
                  That has to be a record 1 minute
                  "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
                  Benjamin Franklin

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                  • #10
                    Good to hear the stuff about Randle. If Nicks goes down again, he could be able to step in.

                    His comments about Wilson are a tad concerning, though. I thought he'd have progressed further.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Flip Empty View Post
                      Good to hear the stuff about Randle. If Nicks goes down again, he could be able to step in.His comments about Wilson are a tad concerning, though. I thought he'd have progressed further.
                      He'll learn.
                      Mood: WOOF!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Flip Empty View Post
                        Good to hear the stuff about Randle. If Nicks goes down again, he could be able to step in.

                        His comments about Wilson are a tad concerning, though. I thought he'd have progressed further.
                        He is Nicks' backup so he will be next man up.

                        He IS progressing, that's key. But remember at VT he ONLY needed to run the ball and he did that exceptionally well. Protecting Eli is paramount and I still think we will see Brown and Wilson sharing the bulk of the load with Brown getting slightly more carries until they feel more comfortable with Wilson's reads and blocks.
                        “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
                          He'll learn.
                          I'm sure he will, I just want him to explode now rather than later. If the coaches still can't trust him then we'll get to experience Lumpkingate 2.0.

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                          • #14
                            I'll hold off on the fire killdrive chant until I see a shotgun draw, or a deep bomb on 3rd and short...

                            I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                              He IS progressing, that's key. But remember at VT he ONLY needed to run the ball and he did that exceptionally well. Protecting Eli is paramount and I still think we will see Brown and Wilson sharing the bulk of the load with Brown getting slightly more carries until they feel more comfortable with Wilson's reads and blocks.
                              I know, but how long is this going to take? If this is to be another developmental year then that's half his contract gone with minimal production. Not good value for a first round pick.

                              Keyword: "If".

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