Kevin Gilbride, Giants Lose Fourth in a Row

Posted: 9th November 2009 by Richard Resch in NFL
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As the Giants got to the line, up three points with just over three minutes left at the ChargersÆ four-yard line, something just didnÆt feel right. Terrell Thomas had just made a huge interception, setting up the Giants with a chance to put the game away. It should have been a joyous moment. Yet I knew Tom Coughlin, Kevin Gilbride, and the Giants coaching staff too well to know they wouldnÆt be putting anyone away. After a debilitating holding penalty on CoughlinÆs son-in-law Chris Snee and three conservative plays, I said to my friends, ôIf the Giants lose this game, Kevin Gilbride has to be fired.ö The Giants decided to run the clock down and kick the field goal instead of, I donÆt know, actually trying to win the game. This strategy does two things: 1) Makes sure that a field goa ...

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