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Tidbits From Fewell’s Press Conference:

Here are some tidbits from Perry Fewell’s press conference compliments of Ralph Vacchiano:

• Fewell said he was disappointed that he didn’t get more than one interview for the Buffalo Bills coaching job after leading them to a 3-4 record down the stretch as their interim coach. “I thought I did a good job in the interview process in first time, so yes, I did expect a second interview.”

• He would not commit to running the Tampa 2 scheme that he ran in Buffalo, or any scheme for that matter until he completes his evaluation of the Giants’ defensive players. “I’m currently evaluating that,” he said. “(I’m) just looking at our players, just trying to get what they do best and what I can bring to the table to help them do what they do best better.”

• Fewell said he has had a chance to talk to some of his players, mostly members of the defensive line. He said he does not know yet who will be the leader of his unit. “Each year that person evolves,” he said. “If we want to be a winning defense, I expect someone to rise to the top.”

• Fewell called the Bills’ defense from the press box as the defensive coordinator, but when he was interim coach he called it from the sidelines. He said “I’m comfortable doing either/or” and did not commit to either one.

• Fewell sounded like he believes Osi Umenyiora should be a full-time player – – or at least a full-time part of the defensive line rotation – – next year. “Osi looks like a football player,” Fewell said. “And when you have a football player obviously you want him to be on the field all the time.”

• Fewell was non-committal on the status of middle linebacker Antonio Pierce, who is still recovering from a herniated disc in his neck. “I don’t know the status of his injury right now,” Fewell said. “We’ll just have to wait and see how that plays out.”

• Fewell did not make it sound like he had much of a choice in keeping the Giants’ defensive coaching staff in place. He also said he had only “some input” in the hiring yesterday of new defensive line coach Robert Nunn.

Fewell also said “I think we have some talent here, I think the strength of our football team looks like our defensive front. If we can stay healthy in the secondary as well as linebacker, I think we have some talent”.

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One Response to “Tidbits From Fewell’s Press Conference:”

  1. andrew ilnicki says:

    on the press box one, this is what he said about preference:

    “I found this out; I get pretty excited on the sideline. I am probably a little bit more controlled when I call it from the press box. So when I call it from the sideline, sometimes you can get caught up in the ballgame and you know, you chest bump a player or slap somebody on the hind end or something like that and then you’ve got to go back and get by yourself and gather your thoughts again. Up in the press box your emotions are a little bit more controlled. It depends on how those emotions are running, etc. I can go either way, again, it is just a matter of being in that moment.”

    Sheridan must have wanted to be a corpse up in the press box then, because he was absolutely plain ass jane on the sidelines. no emotion whatsoever.

    a little heart wont kill this team coming from the top down — it worked when coughlin was all fired up to host the cowboys… and look how they played.

    this team wants to start a fire, help them build it from the sidelines out.

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