The Giants aren’t planning on making any staff changes, and they apparently won’t have to do any contracts either.
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Giants extended defensive coordinator Perry Fewell’s contract last offseason after the Super Bowl, which will take him through the end of the 2013 season. That was believed to happen for the entire staff, but two sources confirmed Fewell’s part of the deal
Despite that financial security, there was reason to ask after the Giants slipped to 31st in total defense, a slip Fewell was careful to point out wasn’t on him.
When head coach Tom Coughlin was asked Monday if Fewell would remain his defensive coordinator, Coughlin said: “He is.” Asked about the possibility of other staff changes, he said: “Not that I would have any intention of.”
Of course, Fewell could end up back on some head coaching interview lists. He was the runner-up to Ron Rivera in 2011 for the Panthers job, one the Panthers (and former GM Marty Hurney) might have liked to have back.