As The New York Giants open their new stadium in 2010, they will have their third defensive coordinator in three years.
Though Tom Coughlin will remain the head coach through the inaugural season, how many more seasons beyond 2010 will he remain the head coach?
I believe that The Giants began to think about the issue of Coughlin's future when they hired Perry Fewell.
Fewell finished the 2009 season as the interim head coach of the Buffalo Bills, and as such, he provided the team with a spark that was clearly lacking under Dick Jauron.
The Bills earned half of their wins (three) under Fewell who only served as the coach for seven weeks. Though this may not be the most impressive record, the way in which The Bills played during the final weeks was noticeably different.
If The Giants see success in 2010, a large part of that success will be due to Perry Fewell.
That said, Fewell's youth and energy comprise the perfect makeup to become the next head coach of The New York Giants.
It was refreshing to see The Giants' organization use some forward thinking in this hiring as opposed to going with a known commodity like Jim Hasslett or Dick Jauron.
Of course, none of this will matter if Fewell does not produce as a coordinator, but I am cautiously optimistic in regards to him. I believe his fire and passion will be a much needed boost, and I believe that The Giants' defense will improve. This is not to say that I think Fewell will propel them to the top defense in the league, but he is a guy who knows how to use his players properly.
On the surface, it appears as if the best part about the Perry Fewell hiring is that he will restore pride to Big Blue's defense. When one digs deeper though, it is easy to see why he is the perfect candidate to succeed Tom Coughlin and lead The Giants for years to come.
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