I really wonder what goes on in Kevin Gilbride's mind sometimes when he's calling plays.
The week before against the New Orleans Saints, Gilbride couldn't have called a better day for the Giants and really attacked the Saints defense.
Against the Falcons, it was the complete opposite.
The Giants had three 4th-and-short opportunities where the team could have continued their drive—and didn't.
On the first one, which was with about 10 minutes left in the second quarter, the Giants had a 4th-and-1, and Gilbride called a run play for David Wilson.
I understand why he would go for the run, but you don't do that with Wilson, go with Kregg Lumpkin in that kind of a situation.
The second one was a 4th-and-1 pass from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz, which was ruled incomplete, but that should have been called pass interference.
I'll let Gilbride slide on that one because Asante Samuel should have been called for that penalty on that play.
The third and final one was a 4th-and-2 in the third quarter, and Gilbride called a pass from Manning to Lumpkin.
The Giants are down 24-0; they really needed to try and attack the Falcons defense and put points on the board and not throw a little dump-off pass.
These are the kind of games where Gilbride earns his infamous nickname "Killdrive."