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Safeties coach David Merritt wants his group to regain their swagger.

Secondary coach David Merritt, who is charge of the safeties, met with reporters yesterday at Quest.

What's new with the group? A more mature Antrel Rolle, a star-in-the-making in Stevie Brown, a new wrinkle in rookie Cooper Taylor and a potential fly in the ointment in Will Hill.

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Fewell, New Giants' Defense Make Debut In New Stadium Tuesday

The Giants' three-day mandatory mini camp begins tomorrow. If you're heading out to the New Meadowlands Stadium Tuesday for what will be an open practice, or if you simply plan to?stay home and let GFB?deliver you your?Giants' fix, here are three important storylines heading into the week:

Where there's "Fewell" there's fire: We start here because of how abysmal the defense was a year ago. As a result, Bill Sheridan is out and Fewell is in. The early reviews are great, from players and coaches. Safeties coach David Merritt summed it up best:

"He's getting after guys in a positive, constructive way," Merritt said about Fewell.?"I mean, it's a beautiful thing, it's infectious. That's what you need and that's what we need as an organization, especially on defense."

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Chad Jones, David Merritt, Deon Grant, Eli Manning, Giants Defense, Giants Mini-Camp, Giants News, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Perry Fewell
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Merritt: Phillips Orchestrated Rolle Signing

According to safeties coach David Merritt, it was Kenny Phillips who fired the first shot in the Antrel Rolle signing.? Both Phillips and Rolle are U of Miami alumni.

Kenny Phillips came to me, I wanna say probably near the end of January, maybe February and said:

'Coach, I have a player who would love to come and play in New York.'

Tags: Antrel Rolle, David Merritt, Kenny Phillips, New York Giants, New York Giants Defense, New York Giants News
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