You can expect the 2014 New York Giants will look quite a bit different both in terms of personnel and style of play. 

Not only is literally half the team's roster up for free agency this offseason, but Kevin Gilbride - Big Blue's offensive coordinator for the last decade - announced his retirement Thursday.

Gilbride (far right in photo) has spent nearly four decades as a football coach in some capacity and was at the controls for both Giants' Super Bowl wins this decade.

He's leaving to spend more time with family, according to

And, It was reported this week that the Washington Redskins were interested in speaking with NYG defensive coordinator Perry Fewell for their head coaching vacancy.

Meanwhile, veteran running back Brandon Jacobs retired Thursday. Jacobs and another veteran, Peyton Hillis, were called upon by New York following injuries this year to David Wilson and Andre Brown.

After an awful 0-6 start to the season, New York went 7-3 and ended the year at 7-9.