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01-07-2011, 03:11 PM
Perry Fewell, DC for the NYG. Served as interim HC for the bills last year, and they looked like an actual football team under his guidance.

Buffalo Bills
Fewell was hired as defensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills in 2006 and served in the position through Week 10 of the 2009 season. After a disappointing start, the Bills fired head coach Dick Jauron and Fewell was appointed interim head coach, leading Buffalo to a 3-4 finish. Following the season finale, the Bills fired their entire coaching staff, including Fewell.
In what was statistically their best season under Fewell, the 2008 Bills defense ranked 2nd in the AFC in negative yardage plays, recorded 7 games of holding opposing offenses to less than 100 yards rushing, finished 4th in the NFL in red zone defense (41.8%), and allowed just 14 passing TDs all year.[2]
[edit]New York Giants
On January 14, 2010, Fewell was hired as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants.[3] Fewell will serve under head coach Tom Coughlin, under whom Fewell previously worked during his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

NYG Defense this year:
Sacked cutler 9 times in one half.
YPG: 7th @ 310
PPG: 17th @ 21.7
Passing Yards PG: 9th @ 209.5
Rushing Yards PG: 8th @ 101.3
Led NFL with 30 Forced Fumbles (7 more than next team), recovering just over half
Best 3rd down D in NFL @ 32%
INT: 15th @ 16 INT
Sacks: 5th @ 46

Anyone got more info?

01-07-2011, 03:12 PM
Interesting. Personnel wise we are the opposite of the Giants on D. Stronger (not strong) in the secondary and weak up front.

01-07-2011, 03:13 PM
I could get on board with him, but I am wondering why Elway didn't sound too interested in Rivera

01-07-2011, 03:13 PM
osi and tuck both had 11.5 sacks this year i believe. their defensive talent blows ours out of the water, to be fair, a lot of guys he inherited

01-07-2011, 03:16 PM
Adding Fewell to the fire.

01-07-2011, 03:18 PM
My guess is that he's going to Carolina Panthers.

01-07-2011, 03:18 PM
Sounds like a better DC than HC to me

01-07-2011, 03:20 PM
Thanks for the thread. :thumbsup:

01-07-2011, 03:21 PM
Whoever is chosed in Denver I hope he is a defensive coordinator!

Old Dude
01-07-2011, 03:22 PM
Ditto on the thanks for the thread thing.

01-07-2011, 03:22 PM
Sounds like a better DC than HC to me

Based on what exactly? From what Ive heard and read, the dude not only knows his sh_t, but is a guy players rally behind.

bronco militia
01-07-2011, 03:22 PM
I could get on board with him, but I am wondering why Elway didn't sound too interested in Rivera

He graduated from Cal ;D

01-07-2011, 03:23 PM
Who did he have at Buffalo? Posluszny? Takeo Spikes pre getting old?

01-07-2011, 03:26 PM
Reports out of Carolina indicate Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell (http://www.nypost.com/t/Perry_Fewell)is a very strong candidate for the Panthers' head-coaching vacancy, perhaps the favorite to replace John Fox, who was fired after nine seasons.

That could make for a fascinating scenario: Could Fox replace Fewell with the Giants?
Stranger things have happened. Fewell has attracted interest from three teams looking for head coaches in addition to the Panthers -- the Browns, 49ers and Broncos. Some of this in terest might be based on the NFL's Rooney Rule, which stipulates a minority candidate must be interviewed be fore anyone is hired.
According to the Charlotte Observer, Fewell met yesterday with Panthers executives Marty Hurney and Danny Morrison. Fewell is a North Carolina native, born in Gastonia and raised in Cramerton.
The Panthers have four candidates for the job, all are defensive coordinators: Fewell, Ron Rivera (http://www.nypost.com/t/Ron_Rivera)(Chargers), Rob Ryan (Browns) and Greg Manusky (http://www.nypost.com/t/Greg_Manusky)(49ers).

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/fewell_at_top_of_carolina_list_3LLBSzkkLgZlaUoFQ5V N6H#ixzz1AOJCrRbw

01-07-2011, 03:27 PM
Based on what exactly? From what Ive heard and read, the dude not only knows his sh_t, but is a guy players rally behind.

Based on his hard on for carreer coordinator Dennison.

01-07-2011, 03:30 PM
Adding Fewell to the fire.

That was how Josh tried to put out a franchise that was smoldering under Shanny.

01-07-2011, 03:30 PM
From Giants.com

Perry Fewell

Tom Coughlin reached into his past for a coach to lead his defense into the future when he hired Perry Fewell as the Giants' defensive coordinator on Jan. 14, 2010. Fewell once spent five seasons as Coughlin's secondary coach in Jacksonville. He is a 25-year coaching veteran who is in his 13th season as an NFL coach.

Prior to joining the Giants, Fewell spent four seasons as the Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator and was the team's interim head coach for the final seven games of the 2009 season. The Bills were 3-4 under his direction. Fewell was brought to Buffalo by Dick Jauron, who was Coughlin's defensive coordinator in Jacksonville for four seasons. Fewell and Jauron spent the 1998 season together with the Jaguars.

"I expect Perry to bring the same qualities that I expect from myself," said Coughlin. "I want him to be firm, fair, honest and demanding. My expectation is that he will solidify and unify our defense and be an outstanding teacher. I want energy, enthusiasm, toughness and to make the necessary corrections and game adjustments. Perry is a teacher and a leader and I thought he did an outstanding job of displaying great leadership as the interim head coach of Buffalo this season."

Buffalo's defense under Fewell allowed only 14 touchdown passes in each of the last two seasons. In 2009, that tied for the second-best total in the NFL and was eight below the league average. The Bills were tied for fifth in the NFL with 33 takeaways. Their 28 interceptions were exceeded only by Green Bay's 30. The Giants had 24 takeaways and 13 interceptions in 2009. Buffalo's turnover differential improved from minus-eight in 2008 to plus-three in 2009. Bills rookie safety Jairus Byrd tied for the NFL lead with nine interceptions in only 14 games. The nine interceptions were five more than any other rookie had. Byrd was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury and missed the final two games but became the first Bills rookie to be selected to the Pro Bowl since Greg Bell in 1984.

In his four years as the coordinator in Buffalo, the Bills' defense ranked 18th, 31st, 14th and 19th in the NFL. In 2009, Buffalo allowed 340.6 yards and 20.4 points a game. The Giants' gave up 324.9 yards and 26.7 points a game .

In 2008, the Bills were fourth in the NFL in red zone defense, allowing a touchdown on only 41.8 percent of the opposition possessions inside the 20-yard line (23 of 55). They were second in the AFC in negative yardage plays and held their opponents to less than 100 rushing yards seven times.

Fewell coached Chicago defensive backs in 2005, when the Bears led the NFC with 24 interceptions and cornerback Nathan Vasher and safety Mike Brown were selected to the Pro Bowl.

"His defenses have consistently done a good job taking the ball away," Coughlin said.

In 2003 and 2004, Fewell was the secondary coach of the St. Louis Rams.

Fewell entered the NFL as the defensive backs coach for Coughlin and the Jaguars in 1998, a position he held through the 2002 season. Jacksonville's pass defense ranked third in the NFL in 1999 and two years later the Jaguars gave up only 13 touchdown passes.

"We brought Perry into the league in Jacksonville," said Coughlin, "and I was impressed with his thoroughness, his ability to work with the players and his absolute intent on learning all he could about his profession. He was hired as the secondary coach and he has had great experiences in St. Louis and Chicago with Lovie Smith and that system and in Buffalo with Dick Jauron, who was my original defensive coordinator in Jacksonville."

Fewell was a collegiate coach for 13 years prior to entering the NFL. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina in 1985 and '86. Fewell was the defensive backs coach at Army in 1987. The following year, he began a four-year stint as the wide receivers coach at Kent State. In 1992, he returned to West Point, where he spent three seasons as the defensive line coach. Fewell's final college job was at Vanderbilt, where he coached the secondary from 1995-97 and was also assistant head coach in his final season there.

Fewell was born on Sept. 7, 1962 in Gastonia, N.C. He was on the football and track teams at South Point High School in Belmont, N.C. and was inducted into the Belmont Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Fewell lettered as a defensive back for four years at Lenoir-Rhyne College and was named the team's most improved player in 1983. He graduated with a degree in business administration in 1985.

Fewell and his wife, Kathleen, have two sons.