The New York Giants hired their new defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell. The former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator chose the Giants over potential jobs with the Bills and Bears. This is the man Giants coach Tom Coughlin wanted.
Fewell was a defensive backs coach in Jacksonville, working under Coughlin for five years. The two coaches obviously known each other well.
The task at hand for Fewell is to rebuild the Giants defense into the dominant force it had been under Steve Spagnuolo. When Spags left to become the St. Louis Rams head coach, Bill Sheridan took over the defensive responsibilities for the Giants. Sheridan was not successful at all as the Giants allowed 427 points this season, including 40 or more points in five games.
Perry Fewell is some what of an unknown for many NFL fans. Coaching on a Buffalo team that struggled to win games, many people do not know just how well Fewell has done. Coaching a Buffalo team that has generally had marginal talent, Fewell has his defenses ranking 10th, 18th, 14th and 16th the past four seasons.