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Perry Fewell on difference in Giants defense: “Bigger butts”

Bilal Powell AP

Sir Mix-A-Lot rarely comes up when you’re talking about the NFL, but Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell gave us a chance to think of the rapper’s most famous hit on Thursday.

Fewell was asked about what was different about the Giants defense and he did not lie.

“We’ve got bigger butts,” Fewell said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger.

The additions of Cullen Jenkins, Mike Patterson and Jonathan Hankins as well as the return from injury by Shaun Rogers have given the Giants players who pack much back. Fewell thinks that those are going to be more of a help against the run than players watching a workout tape by Fonda.

“I think it’s a huge factor in helping us be a better run defense,” Fewell said. “The mass, the size, the strength is noticeably different for us.”

The Giants will get their first chance to see if focusing on big butts brings them as much success as it brought Sir Mix-A-Lot when they try to stop DeMarco Murray in Dallas on Sunday night. If the plan works, perhaps we’ll get a remix with Tom Coughlin doing the Valley Girl part at the start of the song.

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  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 5, 2013 6:12 PM

    LOL. Get ready for another Burgundy and Gold Butt-whooping twice this year SmurfNation. Watch as the Holy Trinity of Griffin, Morris and the Holy Garçon smoke your defense and lift the Lombardi IN YOUR STADIUM. #BurgundyandGoldStandard

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 5, 2013 6:20 PM

    Percy has come up with a new formation where the O line forms a cluster, facing backwards and bent over. This presents the defense with a nearly impenetrable wall of glutenous, unsightly flesh, emitting noxious gasses.

  3. jack3dsd says: Sep 5, 2013 6:22 PM

    The Redtails are soft just like they’re quarterback

  4. thelastwordyaheard says: Sep 5, 2013 6:29 PM

    Perry Farrell also knows a thing or two about butts

  5. macjacmccoy says: Sep 5, 2013 6:30 PM

    Yea, because the size of Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins’ rear ends have made them great run stoppers in their careers to date. They are pass rushers who have lost 3 or 4 steps. They definitely aren’t going to be a part of any teams revamping of a defensive line. They are 1 year maybe 2 year stop gaps at best.

  6. Dennis Allen's Outgoing Persona says: Sep 5, 2013 6:31 PM

    As a Raider fan who still holds sour grapes over the tuck rule (because lets be honest, we haven’t been good since a year after that) I have the utmost respect for the Giants since they thwarted the patriots undefeated season.

  7. allseeingone says: Sep 5, 2013 6:37 PM

    Bigger butts matters. But knowing Fewell, he will have plays where Shaun Rogers will be assigned to cover the other team’s fastest wide receiver. So it’s a little early to start celebrating this new improved defense.

  8. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 5, 2013 6:39 PM

    Same deal with Packer fans.

  9. kev86 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:47 PM

    Burgundy is an old lady color. Go Blue!

  10. sgtr0c says: Sep 5, 2013 6:47 PM

    Wasn’t this the Eagle’s d-line, the year after J. Johnson passed on?

  11. kev86 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:48 PM

    ( and Eli is a 2x champion already).

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:58 PM

    Why do Redskins fans come on here talking? Washington wins a mistake-laden game, rife with drive-killing penalties and settles for field goals by ONE POINT and they’re talking like they beat us the way we annually beat Green Bay? Someone please clue me in.

  13. justintuckrule says: Sep 5, 2013 7:15 PM

    Great article in NY Daily News today by Gola interviewing Phil Simms. They say the read-option will be dead by mid-season. Drop back QBs like Brady, Rodgers and the Mannings will show these teams what true QBs look like. can’t wait until the arm-kissing, superman posing, sky pointing qbs go the way of the dodo by Thanksgiving. Then, these fans will hibernate for another 10 years until their teams are able to develop a new gimmick that gives them more 1 year lasting delusional hope.

  14. pintadera2000 says: Sep 5, 2013 7:16 PM

    Watch out Mark Sanchez!

  15. jg725 says: Sep 5, 2013 7:33 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Sep 5, 2013 6:12 PM

    “LOL. Get ready for another Burgundy and Gold Butt-whooping twice this year SmurfNation. Watch as the Holy Trinity of Griffin, Morris and the Holy Garçon smoke your defense and lift the Lombardi IN YOUR STADIUM. #BurgundyandGoldStandard”

    Isn’t past your bedtime? I think mommy and daddy will have lights out for you pretty soon

  16. mrbigass says: Sep 5, 2013 7:35 PM

    …and I cannot lie.

  17. kd75 says: Sep 5, 2013 7:45 PM

    Fewell will let his players to sidebends or sit-ups. But please don’t lose that Butt.

  18. EJ says: Sep 5, 2013 8:00 PM

    A bunch of anchors.

  19. eldritchblast says: Sep 5, 2013 8:04 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 5, 2013 6:12 PM
    “LOL. Get ready for another Burgundy and Gold Butt-whooping twice this year SmurfNation.
    (A) Last I checked we split last year

    Watch as the Holy Trinity of Griffin, Morris and the Holy Garçon smoke your defense and lift the Lombardi IN YOUR STADIUM.” #BurgundyandGoldStandard

    (B) That’s adorable. When was the last time y’all were in a Super Bowl? Were you even born yet? Or how about the last time you were in a Championship game?
    #BigBlue #ShutUpAndPlay

  20. kev86 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:25 PM

    Skin fans are just jealous at the Giants recent legendary playoff runs with Eli Manning beating Dallas, GB, SF, Atl, NE, etc when it mattered most.

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