Shop for New York Giants gear at Fanatics.com

Giants Fans, Meet Perry Fewell:

Bills Jauron Fired FootballPer multiple media reports the Giants have landed their man, Perry Fewell.  I figured I would give everyone a little info about him.

Fewell attended South Point High School in Belmont, North Carolina. In 1979, he helped lead the school to a 3-A state football championship.  He then attended Lenoir-Rhyne College and was a football standout. In football, he was a four-year letterman and as a senior, he was named the team’s Most Improved Player.

He went on to coach multiple positions at North Carolina, Army, Kent State, Vandy, Jacksonville Jags, St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears and 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 Perry Fewell.

Though his tenure in Buffalo was a tumultuous one, Fewell’s effort as a Defensive Coordinator should be regarded as successful. 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.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Giants Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

4 Responses to “Giants Fans, Meet Perry Fewell:”

  1. Chris says:

    I just read the release and description on giants.com and I liked what I read. It seems Fewell does a good job with the secondary and that’s a good thing. I’m excited!

  2. […] also posted some info about Fewell here. Enjoyed this post? Subscribe to Giants Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates […]

  3. […] I also posted some info about Fewell here. […]

  4. […] Chris Brown wrote a very interesting post today.   Here’s a quick excerpt:Per multiple media reports the Giants are trying to land their man, Perry Fewell. I figured I would give everyone a little info about him. Fewell attended South Point High School in Belmont, North Carolina. […]

Leave a Reply