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.