One and Done: Giants Fire Defensive Coordinator Bill Sheridan

Kyle McMorrowCorrespondent IJanuary 4, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 09:  Defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan and DeAndre Wright #26 of the New York Giants work out at rookie camp on May 9, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

The New York Giants have parted ways with defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan just hours after co-owner John Mara said there was to be "changes" to the coaching staff and player personnel according to ESPN.com. 

Under Sheridan the Giants defense was ranked No. 30 in the NFL in  points given up, with only St. Louis and Detroit ahead of them. Ironically, Steve Spagnuolo, the head coach of the Rams, is the same man who vacated the Giants defensive coordinator position last year.

New York gave up over 30 points seven times this season, a sharp contrast to last season when they only allowed that to happen twice.

While no replacement has been named, Mara has assured the public head coach Tom Coughlin and general manager Jerry Reese's jobs were safe.