New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride admitted that he was “shocked” by Jim Harbaugh’s comments last week.
“I have great respect for their front, and I have unbelievable respect for the guy (Smith), tremendous,” Gilbride told the New York Daily News. “But it (defensive holding) is something he does. He reaches out and grabs people. …
“I thought it was just in a litany of compliments. … all of a sudden, (Harbaugh) turned it into a negative thing. … It was great. All of a sudden, now everybody in the country saw it. It worked well.”
At the end of the day, Gilbride and the Giants offense got the last laugh as they put up 26 points against one of the NFL’s best defenses.