Report: Fewell to meet with Skins tomorrow

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Giants DC Perry Fewell will meet with the Washington Redskins regarding their head coaching vacancy.

Others who are scheduled to meet or have been interviewed already for the job (as per Josh Alper of PFT): Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia interviewed for the job on Friday, joining Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on the list of candidates identified in Washington thus far.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

With Kevin Gilbride gone, losing Fewell would actually sting the Giants at this point. Tom Coughlin is an offensive coach by trade, so his new OC would have to possess a very similar philosophy to his, but any defensive coordinator would receive more autonomy, and inherently run the defense with less influence from Tom. Those guys are harder to find. The Giants would also have to move fast to replace them, so losing both coordinators in the span of a week may not the best situation for the Giants.
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Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

John,

Losing 2 coaches early is much better than losing them later on. I believe Fewell is gone whether or not the Redskins hire him. Gilbride saw the writing on the wall, so he decided to retire. Giants need fresh ideas and philosophy on both sides of the ball

chasesimms
chasesimms

Ray Handley has a better chance, but good luck Fewell. 

jaymanjd
jaymanjd

Anyone is better than Fewell Right?  you get two types of d with him Bend and Break oh yeah he also has broken in there as well,  Bottom line if the defense couldn't get to the QB Fewell's D was garbage.  I think we need a coordinator wih a bit more creativity and non-reliance on the sack.  THe defense seemed one dimensional.   

jaymanjd
jaymanjd

Reese's to do list:

First I would let certain guys take a walk and start getting younger or more talented at least. Baas, Kiwi, Boothe, Snee, Jenkins ,Nicks, joseph, Rogers, and webster. bye These are all vets who were just ineffective for most of the year. Second, vets like Rolle, Diehl, Thomas, Ross, Tuck, and Beason stay Mentors, and Leaders needed. Third, the draft, there are a lot of holes to fill esecially if Reese lets the above list of vets walk. However I still think fixing the offense is the most important step toward getting this team on track. For me its a toss up between offensive line in the first round and WR depending on who is available Assuming Nicks walks I still don't the giants have a number one WR even with Cruz as the best slot in the game. So if Mike Evans 6"5 WR is sitting there you take him. If not take the best TACKLE not IMPOSTER Guard available. We can move Beatty or Pugh inside. Guards are easier to find than top tier Tackles. They need a beast like Mathews, Lewan, or Cyrus, Beatty might be better on the right side.Fourth, FA, The Jimmy Graham situation should be explored. Alex Mack C could step in where Baas never was (This is a TOp free agent priority!!.Dansby and Orakpo should pursued. and there a some good FA corners out there.

get to work Reese!!

JamesWS
JamesWS

Fewell is far below replacement level. Our D has been bottom 2 in the league two of the last three seasons. He needs to go.

cole3244
cole3244

i hope the owners insist the new oc and dc if we need one are independent of tc and let them install their own philosophy assuming it complies with the jints history on both sides of the line, lets face it tc isn't going to be around much longer no matter what he thinks.

psinap1
psinap1

Easy to replace Fewell if Tuck decides to show up like the last few weeks, JPP comes back to full strength and regains his dominant play, Reese brings in actual NFL quality LBs and they partner up Prince with a high level DB as well. Alterraun Verner, Tim Jennings, Talib and Grimes would all lift this defense up.

Anthony Bono
Anthony Bono

agree with you spider..fewell has no creativity in his defensive schemes..seems teams like the eagles and cowboys hurt the Giants with big plays in the middle of the field..cant remember last time they had a precise blitz called..cover 2 schemes are usual run with teams with fast linebackers and good secondary..their LB corp cant cover a bed with sheets..thats the reason why Rolle had big numbers in the secondary he had to make alot of plays in the secondary bc of Lb weakness to cover..whitten celek and other t.e. had their way with us because of Lb were either too slow or were out of place at the time!! get rid of Fewell also!! I think he has this unit playing below their skills given all the big names on the defense..

spider43
spider43

I'm not among those thinking Fewell needs to be retained at all costs. I think the Giants defense was much more aggressive and dictated what an offense could do against them under Spagnuolo. I'm not at all fond of this "read and react/ no blitz/ cover 2/ leave the middle of the field exposed" stuff. I'm all onboard for a new Defensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coodinator, LB coach, QB coach, and WR coach. Anything less than that is just half-baked solutions.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@jaymanjd  The 3 players you indicated (Mack, Orakpo and Dansby) would cost the Giants roughly $15m per year. Although the Giants should be in good position with their cap space, that doesn't mean they should spend it unwisely. I agree with you that the Giants should explore the Jimmy Graham situation; unfortunately, I believe the Saints will put the franchise tag on him. I also see your point with Mike Evans in the 1st, but would be surprised if the Giants selected another OL in the 1st (back to back years). Reese needs to make a statement this off season; whether its through the draft, free agency or even through trades.