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Giants make Fewell hire official

We continue to extend our Perry Fewell posts in a day record.

Perhaps trying to quiet another interesting coaching rumor, the Giants officially announced Fewell as their next defensive coordinator.

Fewell’s decision means that Chicago is back to square one in their defensive coordinator search. 

The hiring could mean a significant change in scheme for the Giants defense.  Steve Spagnuolo learned an attacking style from the late Jim Johnson in Philadelphia.  Bill Sheridan tried to continue that style unsuccessfully.  Fewell learned a Cover Two style at the feet of Lovie Smith in St. Louis.

Then again, Fewell also coached under Dick Jauron in Buffalo and Jauron was Tom Coughlin’s coordinator back in Jacksonville.  Fewell likely got a great recommendation from his old boss.

And that should do it for Fewell for the day.  Thanks for being part of something special.

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17 Responses to “Giants make Fewell hire official”
  1. jackm1184 says: Jan 14, 2010 7:12 PM

    that should do it for Fewell until September…

  2. Borg30 says: Jan 14, 2010 7:15 PM

    Great, I forward to a much improved giants defense next year. now they need to draft and sign good linebackers..

  3. BillsFan27 says: Jan 14, 2010 7:20 PM

    Thanks – we all “Fewell” much better now.

  4. slipkid says: Jan 14, 2010 7:23 PM

    ok gregg quit fewelling around

  5. Borg30 says: Jan 14, 2010 7:33 PM

    From reading the comments about Fewell,
    what does the band “Janes Addiction” have to do with his time in Buffalo??

  6. jlstrumb says: Jan 14, 2010 7:34 PM

    They just added Fewelll to the fire…

  7. Moose Skyway says: Jan 14, 2010 7:52 PM

    Yeah, but I still don’t get the Jane’s Addiction joke. Can someone please fill me in?
    He walked right…through the door?

  8. mrf47 says: Jan 14, 2010 8:00 PM

    That’s great. Hopefully, now I don’t have to kill myself for giving up 40 points to the Panthers.

  9. downsouth49er says: Jan 14, 2010 8:24 PM

    Borg30 says:
    January 14, 2010 7:15 PM
    “Great, I forward to a much improved giants defense next year. now they need to draft and sign good linebackers.”
    same thing my brother said earlier, he’s a gman fan also

  10. aleypod says: Jan 14, 2010 8:39 PM

    Moose…
    Perry Farrell was the lead singer of that band

  11. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jan 14, 2010 9:05 PM

    “# BillsFan27 says: January 14, 2010 7:20 PM
    Thanks – we all “Fewell” much better now.”
    Stop adding Fewell to the fire.

  12. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Jan 14, 2010 9:17 PM

    What a complete and embarassing disaster the Bears are. They can’t even find anybody willing to come coordinate Lovie’s offense/defense because they know it’s a losing proposition to jump aboard a sinking ship for one year.
    This is just NOT the way you operate an NFL franchise – leaving a stupid head coach in place, firing all the offensive staff, meanwhile the former defensive coordinator and Lovie’s BFF is still on staff (Babitch), etc.
    The Bears are a joke and a pathetically run franchise. How much different could this team look right now, how much more promising the prospects for 2010, if they had jettisoned Lovie and/or Angeblow and brought in someone like Cowher and his crew. An up and coming guy like Jeremy Bates would’ve jumped at the opportunity to be the O-coordinator on a staff like that.
    I feel for Cutler because he gets to spend yet another year in some podunk rinky dink offensive system run by clueless dopes who probably know less about offense and how to attack a defense than he does.

  13. GiantsDefenseRules says: Jan 14, 2010 10:17 PM

    Very excited. Hopefull, he is the kind of coordinator that will take the exsisting players and create a defense that works.

  14. Adam says: Jan 15, 2010 1:56 AM

    All I know is he got the Bills to play hard when he was interim hc. That’s gonna be a major improvement.
    Always thought Leslie Frazier would’ve worked.

  15. mjmahon623 says: Jan 15, 2010 2:33 AM

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but Fewell was a defensive back coordinator under Coughlin in Jacksonville. So I’m sure he didn’t need a “recommendation” form Jauron if he had already previously worked for Coughlin.

  16. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jan 15, 2010 6:57 AM

    Cover two was a good defense until it was figured out.
    I’ll like it for when the Giants try to cover Jackson and Maclin

  17. Cardsfan81 says: Jan 15, 2010 8:54 AM

    Perry Fewell is a terrific hire by Tom Coughlin. Fewell is the right man to get the best out that talented defensive line of the New York Giants. Players will respect him because they know he will put them in position to make plays unlike Fewell’s predecessor Bill Sheridan.
    The Buffalo Bills improved under Perry Fewell’s leadership and that speaks volumes about his coaching ability in my mind.

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