Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is usually mild mannered, but these are not usual times in New Jersey.
Fewell let his team know about it this week, and then let the media know on Thursday.
“I was pissed, okay?” Fewell said via the Newark Star-Ledger. “I was getting them going Monday night and we’re getting going this week. So player-friendly or not, it’s all about winning. . . . And I think they got the message and they understand what’s on the line for us.”
Fewell was especially upset about a lack of effort on some plays. Justin Tuck, Aaron Ross, and Corey Webster all showed questionable hustle against New Orleans.
“I’ve had two players say the same thing,” Tuck said Thursday to Mike Garafolo. “They asked me to sit down [for a chat].”
Tuck fined himself during the week for the incident. These are desperate times with Aaron Rodgers coming to town. Fewell wants to see aggression.
“More so than discipline, we just have to get after his ass, okay?” Fewell said. “And if we do that and he scrambles, then that’s the price he’s going to have to pay because we’re going to hit him. We’re going to hit him.”