One last Kevin Gilbride post:
He was asked about the assumption that the longer the lockout goes, the more the Giants should be able to take advantage of the continuity in both their offensive unit and their coaching staff.
“It’s got to be advantageous to the staffs that have been together, have been with the players who have been exposed to what they did before,” Gilbride said. “You’re trying to refine, you’re trying to raise to a higher level of execution and everything else. But at least they have a grasp and a foundation of what it is you’re doing. It’s a little bit advantageous.”
Of course, introducing a new system with new coaches and players may not be as difficult as it sounds.
“We’ve all been in those situations before,” Gilbride said. “In college you go in and get a couple of weeks of spring ball and then you get to the season and it’s three weeks and you’re playing. Coaches have been able to do it. It’s not as big an advantage as people might expect it to be, but I’m certainly happy that we’re in the situation that we’re in.”