I have read that KG's offense allows players to freelance during plays...or has multiple options. If this is true, then we need to move away from this. As stated many times on this board, a player does much better when he doesn't have a lot of decisions to make.
We can sit here and armchair OC all day, and say hey lets run slants, short passing, etc etc. I'm sure these adjustments are being made on the field, and I'm sure teams are game planning to take this away due to our inefficiency in the trenches, and our inability to run a damn screen play. There is a plenty of blame to go around, but it most definitely does not fall completely on Gilbride.
And all those harping about the read and react routes, it seems the only one who isn't on the same page is Randle most of the "miscommunication" picks have been to him. With that said, once he gets in line, I think the kid will be a star.
Kevin Gilbride has been a much sought after head coach and the Giants are lucky to keep him.
My problem with Gilbride, is he doesn't seem to be able to adjust his offense to the personnel he has. This offense is predicated on getting the safeties in the box one way or the other. Running the football, getting the safeties easying up, then hitting a vertical pass behind them. Works great if you have a running game and an offensive line that can hold blocks long enough to complete a 25 yard pass. 3 seconds minimum. However with the current line problems, routes have to be adjusted to have an opportunity to be successful. Gilbride doesn't seem to have that ability. That has to change.
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