Perry Fewell

The Giants have fired defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, the team announced.

The team also fired cornerbacks coach Peter Giunta (BBB, Jan. 7).

?These are two outstanding men and outstanding football coaches,? head coach Tom Coughlin said. ?It is very hard in this business to find people that are not only good football coaches but outstanding human beings who are trustworthy, loyal and honest. Perry and Peter are all that.?

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Perry Fewell has been the Giants' defensive coordinator since 2010. During that period, the Giants' defense has been ranked among the best - and worst - in the NFL. His "bend but don't break" philosophy has taken the Giants to the top of the league, winning a Super Bowl. But it also has failed miserably at times, exposing the team both personnel-wise as well as calling into question the team's defensive strategy.

Last season, the Giants made a change at offensive coordinator, bringing in Ben McAdoo to replace the retiring Kevin Gilbride. At least that was the official narrative. This year, with the team missing the playoffs for the third straight season, many feel it's time for a change on defense.

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The Giants have been inconsistent on both sides of the ball this year. Their defense has experienced lapses that have led to big plays that lost games. The offense cannot run the football effectively. The Giants are 3-8 and it's no wonder that execution has been the main culprit.

"It is a variety of things," said OC Ben McAdoo when asked why the running game has struggled. ?"It is not always the line. The line, it is easy to point fingers at those guys. It is not always the same guy. It is a different position group, whether it is the five guys up front, whether it is the tight ends, whether it is the backs, the fullback position, there is enough blame to go around, receivers are involved in there, too. Eli Manning has to keep us in a great place, it just goes down to consistency and everyone doing their job, not trying to do too much, but being physical and winning their one on one match up, first and foremost."

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Since the current playoff format was instituted in 1990, 20 clubs with a losing record after nine games have made the playoffs, but only four have qualified after starting 3-6. Washington was the last to do it in 2012.

In order for the Giants to avoid a 3-7 start, which would be their worst after 10 games in 31 years, they will have to stop the run. The 49ers are the ninth-best rushing team in the league.

RB Frank Gore, the Niners' all-time leading rusher, has rushed for just 188 yards on 62 carries over the last four games but against the Giants' poor rush defense we may see a steady diet of him this Sunday.

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Result: Marshawn Lynch (140 rushing yards, four TDs) and Seattle's dominant ground game wore down the Giants and sent them to their fourth loss in a row.

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The Giants defense in the Perry Fewell era has always been predicated on bringing pressure, especially off the edge with the DEs, but the 2014 edition promises to be different.

This past offseason saw a sea change in the Giants' approach to playing defense. GM Jerry Reese witnessed how a balanced defensive attack could win a championship when the Seattle Seahawks, led by their "Legion of Boom" secondary, won Super Bowl XLVIII with ease over Denver.

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The Giants will be testing out their new offense this summer vs five opponents in preseason, but the one defense that will see it the most is their own.?DC Perry Fewell was asked his impression of new OC Ben McAdoo's strategy a few weeks ago at minicamp.

"We love it," said Fewell. "It?s definitely up-tempo. It?s multiple personnel groups and he tries to get the ball to all of the different weapons that he has an opportunity to get them to. It was always difficult to defend when we played against him and it?s still going to be difficult to defend, I think, once the players react and still think. So we?re very excited about it. We love it as a defensive staff."

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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.

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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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.

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Even though the season is over for the Giants, the game must still be played, and this week, Big Blue will look to play spoiler as they face the Detroit Lions who are still battling for the top spot in the NFC North.

With an offense that includes the combination of Matthew Stafford, superstar Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush, the Giants defense is going to have to prepared to avoid another blowout. It might not be so much about the preparation for Detroit's high-powered offense?that has?talent at every offensive position, but the effort that the defense puts in, knowing that they are playing for nothing other than attempting to salvage what is left of the team's reputation.

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The season might be long over for the Giants, but the Seattle Seahawks, who enter MetLife Stadium on Sunday, hope to make a second trip in February with much more at stake.?Seattle has dominated for a majority of the season and holds the best record in the NFL at a solid 11-2.

With outcomes in their favor this week, the Seahawks will make themselves comfortable at home during the NFC playoffs, where they have been unbeatable, winning 15 games in a row inside of CenturyLink Stadium.

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There is no question to the Giants coaches, training staff, and fans, that Jon Beason has been one of the shining spots of this defense in a season that seemed doomed from the start.

Acquired from the Carolina Panthers in the middle of the season, many believed that Beason would be a non-factor in the defensive scheme, but the 28-year-old has proved to be more than just a small piece to a larger puzzle.

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We already know that Jason Pierre-Paul, Trumaine McBride and Corey Webster have been ruled out for Sunday?s contest in Washington against the Redskins.

So it?s up to defensive coordinator Perry Fewell to optimize the pieces he does have healthy in order to contain Robert Griffin III and the Redskins? offense.

RG III has been hampered himself by injuries all season, but Fewell still considers him the same dynamic player that he showed he can be last season.

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For the first time in five weeks, the Giants defense will be matched up against a veteran quarterback with several offensive weapons at his disposal. Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell understands that Big Blue has had a favorable schedule over the past couple of games, with a slew of backups and rookies taking snaps, but this week against Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys, the defense will have to be prepared.

One thing that Fewell emphasized strongly to the media on Thursday was the need for the Giants defense to not get too excited against their NFC East rival. While many are calling this the Giants Super Bowl, as they sit just two games back in the division and will tie Dallas in the standings with a win on Sunday, Fewell needs his unit to keep their cool.

"I thought the preparation yesterday was very focused.? There was some learning going on today and I could tell our guys are pumped about playing this football game, we just can?t get overexcited," said Fewell. "We just have to stay within ourselves. ?I think we?re focusing much better. I think the purpose of us going out and because we?re behind in this race, we?re going out with that purpose of winning a football game, no matter what."

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For the first time in a while, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was not shy when talking about the play of his defensive unit. Throughout the Giants rough start to the season, where they lost six straight, the defense was mediocre at best. But since Big Blue has won three-in-a-row and found a way to get back into the chase in the NFC East, much of the momentum has been generated by the defense.

While the Giants run defense has been one of the best, ranking 11th in the NFL in terms of yards allowed on the ground, their secondary is finally starting to come around and make big plays down the field. Fewell believes that both the run and pass defense have found a way to work together.

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It would be unimaginable to think that after starting the season with six straight losses, the Giants would be playing meaningful games in the second half of the season. But?so is the case; riding a two game winning streak and coming off of a bye, Big Blue will have a tough test on Sunday as they host the Oakland Raiders, sitting just two games out of first place in the NFC East.

The Giants received even more help last night as the Washington Redskins couldn't seal up a victory against the Minnesota Vikings.

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A different week, but the same questions.

Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell was not shy when talking the media about the importance of the Giants defensive line this week against the fast paced offense of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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DC Perry Fewell says "There's no magical formula" for fixing the Giants' pass rush.

Giants' defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is the fans' top choice to be replaced after this season and to be fair, they may be right. But to be fair to Fewell, the onus of the Giants' failures should not solely rest on his shoulders. Consider this...

His defense is on the field nearly 34 minutes per game, the highest in the NFL. You can make a case that his unit can't get off the field on third downs (and you'd be right - opponents have a 49% conversion rate) but his defense is beginning every drive with poor field position. In each of the first six games the Giants' opponents average start of drive was the 32 1/2 yard line.

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It's a short week for the Giants as they hope to stop their season from freefalling completely out of control tomorrow night when they take on the Chicago Bears in hopes of finding their first win in what seems to be the longest NFL season of all time.

The Bears have lost two straight games after starting the season 3-0,?but have a formidable offense with QB Jay Cutler, who is having a steady year,?along with weapons such as RB Matt Fore, WR Brandon Marshall, and former Giants TE Martellus Bennett.

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It was all going according to plan... somewhat.

On a day when the Giants needed a win, their first win of the season, as bad as any team did, things were clicking.

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New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has been studying the offense of the Eagles for a while now. Not just the days leading up to the game when most teams study film, but Fewell told the media he?has been preparing his defense for?Philadelphia?head coach Chip Kelly,?"when the Eagles hired him" in the offseason.

Kelly, the former Oregon Ducks?head coach, has incorporated his college-style offense, which relies heavily on the read-option and a fast-paced attack, into the Eagles playbook, but so far he has not had much success; and the Giants hope they can keep the trend going.

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All the blame from the Giants? 38-0 blowout loss against the Carolina Panthers will be centered on the offensive line?s brutal performance in allowing Eli Manning to be sacked seven times.

But the defense also fell apart in the second half ? turning a somewhat close 17-0 halftime deficit into an insurmountable Panthers? lead.

Perry Fewell?s defense was focused all week on containing Cam Newton, just like the unit did last year in the Giants? 36-7 Week 3 win in Carolina. Newton however had other plans this go-around, as he burned Big Blue?s defense with both his arm and his legs.

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Last season, the Giants traveled to Carolina in Week 3 in desperate need of a big win. The team had split the opening two games but really had trouble finding its groove.

This year, the Giants head to Carolina in Week 3 as an 0-2 team, so they?ll try to get into the win column against an electric young quarterback: Cam Newton.

But through two weeks, Newton has been anything but electric, but that hasn?t stopped Giants? defensive coordinator Perry Fewell from preparing his defense to face the Panthers? offense.

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Giants' DC Perry Fewell is obviously not pleased with his unit's low ranking (31st overall) last season but he feels the team has made the changes to improve on that greatly this year.

Fewell attributes the turnaround to "bigger butts" on the line, the health of JPP and the emergence of Prince Amukamara. He spoke about the state of the defense with reporters yesterday...

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The Giants' defense is an open book right now. DC Perry Fewell was out on the patio at Quest yesterday telling reporters he's got competition at every position. Throw in players coming back from - and going down to - injuries and you're looking at an amorphous group of bodies attempting to converge to form a cohesive unit three weeks from opening day...

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Giants DC Perry Fewell has plenty of moving parts and depth on defense these days.

Tom Coughlin was not pleased with the first team defense's play against the run last Saturday. Although they didn't surrender any touchdowns or big plays, the coach was critical of the way they got beat off the line, much like the way they did last season.

DC Perry Fewell has been given a few new interior lineman to work with this year and yet, the run defense came out soft vs Pittsburgh.

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Giants? defensive coordinator Perry Fewell met the media at the conclusion of Big Blue?s minicamp to discuss the state of his defense.

And one theme was apparent throughout the whole 10-minute interview: The only thing that matters is when the pads come on.

But Fewell did say he likes where the unit is right now.

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A tradition like none other: the Giants turning heads with their draft class.

The Giants had seven picks in this weekend's draft, adding depth to a number of key positions, including offensive and defensive line, running back and the secondary. Of course, a position that remained untouched was linebacker.

From the top:

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Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was none too pleased with the lack of minority head coaches hired this off-season.

Rivera, a minority head coach, called this year's crop of new hires especially disheartening and suggested Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell -- who did not receive an interview for any of the vacancies -- should have been in consideration.

?I?ll give you a name, Perry Fewell,? Rivera said, referring to the Giants defensive coordinator.? ?He?s a great coach and I really think he should have been in the cycle.?

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The New Orleans Saints cut ties with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season with the team.

Spags, the former Giants defensive coordinator and head coach of the St. Louis Rams, directed the league's worst total defense, which allowed the most yards ever (7,042) in a single season. Only the Tennessee Titans allowed more points this year.

Spags spent the previous three seasons with the Rams, accumulating a 10-38 record. He was hired following the Giants' 2008 Super Bowl victory, in which Big Blue's D sacked Tom Brady five times.

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I know this part of the series will stoke a lot of readers' fires. In the previous post, I cited that Tom Coughlin values loyalty, and sometimes that value clouds his judgement. Such is the case in his choice of coordinators.

Teams usually change up their coordinators every few years, either by choice or attrition. The Giants have made changes. OC Kevin Gilbride took over for John Hufnagel in 2006, after Hufnagel was fired. ST coordinator Tom Quinn was elevated to the position after Mike Sweatman retired in 2006. Perry Fewell is the fifth DC in the Coughlin era, preceded by Johnny Lynn, Tim Lewis, Steve Spagnuolo and Bill Sheridan, all of whom have had peaks and valleys during their time with the Giants.

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A lot of numbers stand out when you try to figure out what is nagging the New York Giants defense.

Among them: 18, the number of missed tackles recorded by Giants defenders a week ago in Atlanta.

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell watched all 18 blunders on film this week and admitted it was an area of focus this week in practice.

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Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell won't officially rule out safety Kenny Phillips for Sunday's contest in Atlanta. Nor would he hint as to what Prince Amukara's status is.

It's a next man up mentality for Big Blue. And since a number of role players have played well in the absence of the starters, Fewell is confident his defense will show up in a big way on Sunday.

"Consistency is always the issue. Most of the time, our guys are pretty good about trying to get on the field," Fewell said. "But you do miss the consistency in trying to put together a plan that includes people that you hope will be there on game day vs. people that may be there on game day."

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Looking at the stats in anticipation for the Giants upcoming game against the Packers, one statistic really stands out.

The Packers have scored 33 touchdowns this season, third in the NFC behind the Saints and Buccaneers.

Of those 33 scores, 28 have been passing touchdowns from Aaron Rodgers, while only two have been rushing touchdowns and the other three return touchdowns.

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Four offensive turnovers were the storyline of the Giants? loss this past Sunday to the Bengals. However, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was not pleased with how his unit played as a whole.

On the very first series, Andy Dalton connected with A.J. Green on a 56-yard touchdown in which the Giants? secondary looked completely lost.

Fewell said there were actually two blunders on that play.

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In Perry Fewell's weekly spot with the media, the Giants' defensive coordinator addressed everything Big Blue D from the aftermath of Sunday's loss to the Steeelers to A.J. Green's comments about Swiss Cheese.

After Tom Coughlin tagged his defense as soft earlier in the week, Fewell agreed -- in a way -- and explained what went wrong.

"We didn?t shed well and we didn?t tackle well," Fewell said. "We could?ve tackled a hell of a lot better. We could?ve shed a hell of a lot better in that football game to make some football plays."

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Giants' DC Perry Fewell is back under fire again from critics. The Giants' defense is bending but not quite breaking. They lead the league in takeaways, but are giving up huge chunks of yardage to opponents. This week, the Pittsburgh Steelers come to MetLife with the resilient and resourceful Ben Roethlisberger under center.

Fewell's defense is morphing as the season goes on. Stevie Brown has emerged as a viable third safety. Mark Herzlich is moving into the MLB spot and the defensive line will have all their starters healthy for the first time this season. He spoke to reporters Thursday....

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Giants defensive coordinator held his weekly press conference today, answering a wide range of questions from this week's game plan to progress reports on his unit.

When asked about how he plans to attack Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who shredded Big Blue for more than 300 yards and 3 TDs in the season opener, Fewell said there's not much you could do about "classic Tony."

"I just think he had a really good game against us in the first ball game.? He made some plays with his feet, which is classic Tony, and stayed alive.? I thought he and Dez (Bryant) hooked up and did a good job, and he brought (Kevin) Ogletree in the game and he did a good job against us.? I think that they had a good plan and they executed their plan better than we played."
Fewell said this time around, the secondary has made tremendous strides. Corey Webster and Antrel Rolle are getting healthier, as his Kenny Phillips. In his place, Stevie Brown has collected a team-high 3 INTs.

The defensive backs will continue to incorporate more press coverage into their repertoire, which has proven to be a solid method of late.

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Giants? defensive tackle Chris Canty was activated from the PUP list today in anticipation of tomorrow?s game against the Washington Redskins.

As a corresponding move, the team placed running back Da? Rel Scott on injured reserve.

With Rocky Bernard still out with a quadriceps injury, Canty?s return comes at an opportune time. Rookie Marcus Kuhn has played well in Canty?s absence, but maybe the veteran Canty will stabilize a defensive line coming off a good week.

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Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell held his weekly press conference yesterday, fielding questions about the Redskins and the sudden revitalization of the defensive line.

Fewell said his defense was more focused against the 49ers than any other game this season. They'll need a similar sort of approach when talented rookie Robert Griffin III comes to town.

"You have to be aware of the quarterback. You?re always aware of him, but with guys that are mobile quarterbacks, you become more aware. Your senses arise a lot more. They can take off at any time and so it takes a lot of discipline in your rush lanes. It takes a lot of discipline in your run lanes and so that?s the main thing is that you?re more aware that this guy can take off and go on you at any point in time."
Mathias Kiwanuka was one of the main contributors last week. The linebacker found himself at his natural position, defensive end, where he recorded two tackles and one of the team's six sacks.

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Finally, the Giants defensive front got consistent pressure on an opposing quarterback. Ironically, this strong up-front performance came against arguably the league?s best offensive line in the San Francisco 49ers.

Of note, the Giants did an impeccable job stopping the run against the league?s top rushing team.

On a good number of plays, Jason Pierre-Paul, normally a defensive end, lined up at the defensive tackle position. Maybe it was just being able to see the game from a different angle, but JPP seemed to thrive in this role, recording three tackles, two sacks and a pass deflection.

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Giants' DC Perry Fewell's defense will face the ultimate challenge this weekend in San Francisco with the balanced offense of the 49ers. They come at you from all angles with all sorts of formations and personnel packages. Fewell has a few wrinkles of his own. The Giants have something they haven't had for awhile here: speed at LB. They aim to cut off RB Frank Gore's rushing lanes and run stride-for-stride with TE Vernon Davis. Fewell met with the media after practice Thursday.

Any changes to get the defensive line some sacks and quarterback hits?They?ll get sacks, they?ll get hits.? I have a lot of confidence in those guys.? They?ll play, they?ll be fine.

Thoughts on the play of DTs?Markus Kuhn and?Marvin Austin?I thought Markus Kuhn performed pretty well.? I think Marvin is still a work in progress.? He still needs a lot of work; he still needs a lot of reps.? The talent is there.

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We all know that on paper, the Giants have one of the best if the not the best defensive line in football. Every year, it seems the team develops another super-athletic defensive end to add to the mix.

However, through the first four games, the Giants have struggled getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks, and even when they do, they can?t seem to finish the play by recording a sack.

The Giants have 8.0 combined sacks in four games, averaging just 2.0 per game. This mark ties them for 17th in the NFL. Last season, the Giants were tied for third in the NFL with 48.0 sacks in 16 games, for an average of 3.0 per game.

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The Giants are traveling down the turnpike to play the sloppy, mistake-prone Eagles Sunday night but that doesn't mean they will walk right over Philly. Even though they're hot right now, the teams ' coordinators are taking no chances. They have done their recon on the team that has beaten them seven of the past eight meetings.

OC Kevin Gilbride on the Eagles' retooled defense:

"They?re good players.? They had good players, so I don?t know if there?s a dramatic discernible difference when you look at them.? They?ve upgraded some people, but they?ve lost their Patterson?s and Bunkley?s of the world, both whom have been great players for them through the years. ?Bottom line is they have a great rotation up front, their defensive line is outstanding, they play hard, they?re relentless, and if you?re not ready to match their intensity, it can be a long day.? We?re going to need to be at our very best.? Certainly the secondary is a little bit different in the fact that the guy that?s been a thorn in our side for years, Asante Samuel, is gone, but Rodgers-Cromartie looks like he?s playing great football.? You?ve got two terrific corners to go along with that great front and now they have linebackers that fly all over the field.? It?s a tremendous defense. There?s a reason they?re ranked as high as they are defensively."

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Oh yeah, definitely. The no hits on the quarterback, we take a lot of pride in that, legal hits on the quarterback. That was definitely an eye-opener for me.
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Perry Fewell spoke to the media to conclude the Giants? three-day minicamp yesterday. Among the more notable tidbits, the defensive coordinator touched on the middle linebacker situation, and what we can expect to see at training camp next month. Fewell made it clear that Chase Blackburn sits atop the depth chart right now, with Michael Boley, Mark Herzlich, Greg Jones and Keith Rivers expected to compete for the position.

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Giants' DC Perry Fewell met with reporters yesterday to discuss the state of the Giants' defense......

How is Terrell Thomas?He really hasn?t worked in the practices. He?s done some of the jog throughs and he?s under the trainer?s care. So, we?ll have to wait until Albany. Mentally, he?s very sharp.

How much are you counting on him?He?s in our plans. We have a backup plan also, in case he?s not ready, but he?s heavily in our plans and again, we?ll have to wait until Albany to see which man we go with. Like anything we try to do, we have a plan A and a plan B and he is in plan A.

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You've been asking about what the Giants plan to do at linebacker this year and the answers were given early on by DC Perry Fewell. They will have Mathias Kiwanuka and?Michael Boley surrounding the returning Chase Blackburn in their base defense, with a plethora of options in the fold waiting in the wings should they need them.

The Giants suddenly find themselves in a position of strength at LB. With four second-year players seeking to break into the lineup (Jacquian Williams, Spencer Paysinger, Greg Jones and Mark Herzlich), former draft picks Clint Sintim and Adrian Tracy still trying to establish themselves and the addition of veteran Keith Rivers the Giants certainly have the numbers.

The there is UDFA Jake Mussua, who seems to be creeping up the depth chart with his aggressive play...Fewell spoke to the media yesterday:

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Deon Grant has played in 36 consecutive games for the Giants. His leadership, veteran savvy and instinctive play have been a welcome addition for Big Blue?s maddeningly-inconsistent secondary.

According to Ralph Vacciano of the New York Daily News, the veteran safety may be on his way out of the Big Apple. Grant told Sirius XM that the Cowboys, Lions and Giants have all expressed interest in signing him, but added that a deal is not imminent.

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Giants' DC Perry Fewell didn't get much help through the draft this year, but with multiple players returning from injury and some interesting free agents in the fold, he has a full compliment of players to work with this summer.?

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