Buzz: Redskins to interview Giants’ DC Perry Fewell

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

This would take at least one hard decision out of the Giants’ hands if he is hired away.

Doubtful he’ll be hired though. Fewell has been interviewed for head coaching spots before and the rumblings were he was used several times to placate the league’s Rooney rule, which mandates that at least one minority candidate be interviewed for all head coaching openings.

From Rich Tandler of CSN Washington:

(Fewell’s) only experience as a head coach was a seven-game stint as the Bills’ interim coach in 2009. The team went 3-4 in that time.

He was under consideration for the permanent job in Buffalo but he didn’t get it and moved to the Giants as the defensive coordinator. He had four head coaching interviews after leading the Giants’ seventh-ranked unit in 2010 but he hasn’t had one since.

Fewell joins a growing list of potential candidates for the Redskins job. According to media reports they have either talked to or plan to talk to offensive coordinators Darrell Bevell (Seahawks) and Jim Caldwell (Ravens) and Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott.

11 comments
Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

I will pack Fewells suitcase personally and throw him a party to go to washington

chasesimms
chasesimms

My first thought is (and I'm guessing I'm not alone here) this is all about needing to interview a minority candidate.  And that sucks.  It must be a crappy feeling knowing this is the most likely the only reason you are being interviewed.  



fast_eddie
fast_eddie

George Allen, Joe Gibbs, Mike Shanahan....Perry Fewell???

Somehow I just don't see it. Not that I wouldn't love to see them take him off our hands...

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

That would be a double bonus for the Giants. They'd get to hire a new DC and have 1 of their division rivals hire a not so good coach.

cole3244
cole3244

please take gilbride we'll throw in jacobs too.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

WOW, could I be SO LUCKY ?!?!?!?

but,

i'm betting, it's just the ROONEY RULE....

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Skookaloop I don't know if it's just the Rooney rule because they're gonna interview Jim Caldwell as well who is also black so there'd be no need to talk to Fewell for that reason as the rule only requires you to interview 1 minority coaching candidate.