New York Giants offensive coordinator, Kevin Gilbride, has signed a two year contract extension, as Giants extended the contracts of all their assistant coaches.
Keeping Our Coaches
Gilbride, and quarterbacks coach Chris Palmer, both worked with head coach Tom Coughlin when he coached Jacksonville Jaguars, and they will remain together on the Giants. Coughlin is expected to sign a four year contract extension, worth about $20 million.
Assistant offensive line coach, Dave DeGuglielmo worked with Coach Coughlin at Boston College. Running backs coach Jerald Ingram, who deserves lots of credit, for developing Tiki Barber, Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward, and Ahmad Bradshaw, has worked with Coughlin for 14 years.
Coughlin also brought us Mike Sullivan, wide receivers coach, who was a “defensive quality control coach” for Jaguars with Coughlin. Sullivan was the only member of Coughlin’s staff retained by Jacksonville after they fired Coughlin in 2002.
You can learn more about Giants coaches at: http://www.giants.com/team/coaches.html
Keeping Our Kickers
Giants signed 42 year old punter and holder, Jeff Feagles, who is the NFL’s oldest player, for another two years. Feagles has played in 320 consecutive regular season games, over twenty years.
Lawrence Tynes, who made 23 field goals out of 27 attempts during the regular seasons, and just enough field goals in the post season, reportedly signed a five year contract, worth about $7 million.
I watched Tynes on Letterman, after the Super Bowl, and could not help wondering how much worse his life would have been if he had missed his last kick of the season.
Since Jerry Reese was promoted to Director of Player Personnel in 2002, he signed Osi Umenyiora, David Diehl, David Tyree, Chris Snee, Gibril Wilson, Justin Tuck, Brandon Jacobs, Mathias Kiwanuka, and Barry Cofield.
From 1997 to 2006, while Ernie Accorsi was GM, Giants did not win a single post season game. Reese replaced Accorsi in 2007, and Giants won four – Go Jerry!
Wait Until Next Year
It seems likely that Giants will lose Gibril Wilson to free agency. And unfortunately, backup cornerback R.W. McQuarters, who was sensational during the playoffs, might be released because of salary cap issues.
So New York Giants will reportedly trade their first round draft pick (31st pick) to Atlanta Falcons for their star cornerback DeAngelo Hall.
Hall became expendable, after he showed support for his sadistic quarterback, Michael Vick by wearing eye strips, with Vick’s initials and number, during a game.
Falcons just released their best player, tight end Alge Crumpler, who also showed support for Vick.
Hall, who won “NFL’s Fastest Man Competition” in 2005, also owns vicious pit bulls. In 2006, while in the care of his brother Tyrone, Hall’s three pets chewed through a thick wooden fence (see photo) and attacked one of his neighbors, who was out walking his own dog.
I do not understand why anyone wants vicious dogs for household pets.
By The Way
In case you have forgotten, Vick admitted he drowned and hanged dogs who did not perform well, while he trained them to kill other dogs.
Remember Double Nickels?
In any event, DeAngelo Hall is still just talk. Need a reality check?
In April 2006, less than two years ago I was all excited because Giants signed another “troubled superstar” — LaVar Arrington to a 7 year, $49 million contract.
Arrington took number 55, called himself “Double Nickels” and played six games for Giants.
Sadly, Arrington bought a motorcycle after Giants released him, and was forced to retire from football, when he collided with a dump truck a few days later.