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07:26 AM ET 01.01 | A dispiriting season now in the rear view mirror, the new year will likely mean change in New York -- and, perhaps, significant change for the 2014 campaign. The meetings between Tom Coughlin, GM Jerry Reese and owner John Mara that will decide the fate of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride -- and the rest of the Giants staff, for that matter -- will begin Thursday, a source confirmed. The NFL Network was first to report the information. Mara, Coughlin and Reese all alluded to these meetings during Monday press conferences. Mara and Reese both indicated that changes have to be made -- and Mara pointed the finger squarely at the embattled Gilbride -- although Coughlin did his best to express confidence in his current staff.

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January 1, 2014  08:42 AM ET

and Jerry's staff is in purgatory

January 1, 2014  09:20 AM ET

Gilbride didn't get stupid all of a sudden. Point that finger where it belongs, right at GM Reese. That OL was horrible and recent drafts have been lousy....

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January 1, 2014  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Gilbride didn't get stupid all of a sudden. Point that finger where it belongs, right at GM Reese. That OL was horrible and recent drafts have been lousy....

Unfortunately it sounds like Reese gets to make a pre-emptive finger point. And it's not going to be at himself.

On the plus side, it sounds like both Jonathan Martin and Ritchie Incognito are going to be available.

January 1, 2014  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Unfortunately it sounds like Reese gets to make a pre-emptive finger point. And it's not going to be at himself. On the plus side, it sounds like both Jonathan Martin and Ritchie Incognito are going to be available.

Point one is absolutely true and the second it too funny.

January 1, 2014  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Unfortunately it sounds like Reese gets to make a pre-emptive finger point. And it's not going to be at himself. On the plus side, it sounds like both Jonathan Martin and Ritchie Incognito are going to be available.

Well done.

January 1, 2014  10:15 AM ET

The bad news for Giants fans like me is they stink.

The good news is they have, at last count, 26 players whose contracts are up. Maybe that was Reese's plan all along.

January 1, 2014  10:23 AM ET

I am not a fan of Gilbride. Giants' run game has been at the bottom of the league for years, and his red zone offense is non-existent - even when the OL was intact. And his play calling, especially on third down, is too predictable. Coughlin's weakness as a head coach is blind loyalty to his staff and an inability to make changes when needed. Giants need to hit the re-set button on both the roster and the staff.

January 1, 2014  10:25 AM ET

Caughlin should leave everything status quo!

January 1, 2014  10:42 AM ET

Happy New Year, everyone!

As for Coughlin and his staff, they've done everything in the past to deserve a mulligan. Gilbride was there for a couple Lombardis. Get a running back that doesn't sweat melted butter from their palms and a couple o-lineman that can pass block, and they'll be back. They've proven they don't need to be 14-2 in thevregularvseason to have success in January.

January 1, 2014  11:25 AM ET

Failures at the top often lead to sackings at the bottom. You ever see crap roll uphill?

January 1, 2014  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Happy New Year, everyone!As for Coughlin and his staff, they've done everything in the past to deserve a mulligan. Gilbride was there for a couple Lombardis. Get a running back that doesn't sweat melted butter from their palms and a couple o-lineman that can pass block, and they'll be back. They've proven they don't need to be 14-2 in thevregularvseason to have success in January.

Happy NY 3M

January 1, 2014  11:34 AM ET
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o see their contracts extended for 5-7 years so they have enough time to finish what they started.

The G-Men have kicked the Pats arses in two Super Bowls under Coughlin's regime.

January 1, 2014  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Happy New Year, everyone!As for Coughlin and his staff, they've done everything in the past to deserve a mulligan. Gilbride was there for a couple Lombardis. Get a running back that doesn't sweat melted butter from their palms and a couple o-lineman that can pass block, and they'll be back. They've proven they don't need to be 14-2 in thevregularvseason to have success in January.

Best post of the day. Very good.

January 1, 2014  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The bad news for Giants fans like me is they stink.The good news is they have, at last count, 26 players whose contracts are up. Maybe that was Reese's plan all along.

The G-Men don't stink. The Jets stink.

January 1, 2014  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The G-Men don't stink. The Jets stink.

Wrong.

The Jets SUCK!

January 1, 2014  11:44 AM ET

The NYG could have had a number or running backs via free agency (Blount, Woodhead, Bush, Jackson) and they chose to go with Backflip Wilson. That amounted to a zero running attack.

January 1, 2014  11:48 AM ET
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The NYG could have had a number or running backs via free agency (Blount, Woodhead, Bush, Jackson) and they chose to go with Backflip Wilson. That amounted to a zero running attack.

Blount was not a free agent. The Patriots acquired him in a trade for Demps and a 7th round pick.

January 1, 2014  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Gilbride didn't get stupid all of a sudden. Point that finger where it belongs, right at GM Reese. That OL was horrible and recent drafts have been lousy....

Reese's pieces?

 
January 1, 2014  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Blount was not a free agent. The Patriots acquired him in a trade for Demps and a 7th round pick.

I stand corrected. But once Bradshaw was gone they should have aggressively pursued an experienced RB other than Brandon Jacobs. This year they should pursue MJD.

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