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Yes, No, Maybe, I Don’t Know…Can You Repeat The Question

The title is the theme song from “Malcom in the Middle” but I found it fitting to the situation with Perry Fewell.


In bad news the Eagles have added Special Teams Guru Bobby April.

Via Ralph Vacchiano the Blue Screen

Perry Fewell may eventually accept an offer to become the Giants’ next defensive coordinator.

But he hasn’t done so yet.

Two sources close to the former Buffalo Bills interim head coach refuted an earlier report that he is “planning to accept” the Giants’ offer. The sources told the Daily News he’s still considering his options, which also could include a chance to become the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears.

“No decision yet,” a source told the Daily News. “(He’s) still evaluating. Hopefully (he’ll have a decision) by the weekend.”

One of the sources said Fewell is under the impression that both the Giants and Bears defensive coordinator jobs are his, if he wants one, though it’s not clear if he’s received a formal offer from either team. One source also cautioned that Fewell is technically still in the mix to become the Bills’ non-interim head coach and he may want to wait that situation out before making any other moves.

According to various reports, Fewell appears to be a longshot at best to become the coach of the Bills. He interviewed with the Bears on Monday, and he interviewed with the Giants last Thursday.

Fewell, 47, was Tom Coughlin’s defensive backs coach in Jacksonville from 1998-2002 and he appears to be Coughlin’s top choice to replace Bill Sheridan, who was fired after one year as the Giants’ defensive coordinator just 10 days ago. So far, Fewell is the only one who has interviewed for the job, though Coughlin did reach out to both Romeo Crennel and Jim Haslett.

Crennel declined a chance to interview with the Giants and instead signed on to become the defensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. Haslett canceled plans to interview with the Giants on Tuesday when he agreed to become the defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins.

It appears that the Giants will wait at least a little longer for Fewell before moving on to other candidates. If Fewell says no, the Giants could still interview Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton, whom The National Football Post reported was the original “target” of Coughlin’s search. It’s also possible that either Redskins LB coach Kirk Olivadotti or Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray could get in the mix if they are not retained by new Washington coach Mike Shanahan.

(UPDATE 4:15 p.m. The NFL Network, via Jason LaCanfora’s Twitter page, is now reporting that Fewell “has told associates he is going to NY.” … First of all, my head hurts. … Second of all, all I can tell you about that is two of Fewell’s associates told me about an hour ago that he’s still pondering his options. … He may eventually say “Yes” to the Giants and that may be the way he’s leaning. But to my knowledge, it has not happened yet).

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