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New York Giants’ Perry Fewell Will Meet with Washington Redskins on Monday

January 5th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The Washington Redskins requested permission to interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell for their vacant head coaching position back on January 1st, and despite Big Blue granting said interview in rapid fashion, the two sides have struggled to set up a meeting time. But after several days of juggling and readjusting, the they have finally agreed on a time, and will have their face-to-face on Monday at Redskins Park.

Whether or not Fewell is a serious candidate or merely a Rooney Rule interview remains to be seen, but given their incredible defensive struggles coupled with the potential retirement of linebacker London Fletcher, bringing in a defensive-minded head coach would not seem out of the ordinary. And after starting the season poorly, Fewell proved he could lead a defensive turnaround, finishing with the 8th ranked defense in the NFL — not bad for a 7-9 team that started 0-6.

In addition to Fewell, the Redskins either have or will meet with other defensive-oriented coaches/coordinators such as Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who met with the team on Saturday, and Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, who will meet with the team on Sunday.

The Redskins have also interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who were each in D.C. earlier this past week.

Their head coaching position became available on Black Monday after they fired Mike Shanahan and had interns pose as security guards as they escorted him off of the premises.

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12 Responses to “New York Giants’ Perry Fewell Will Meet with Washington Redskins on Monday”

  1.  Dirt says:

    Their head coaching position became available on Black Monday after they fired Mike Shanahan and had interns pose as security guards as they escorted him off of the premises.

    Wait, what? Hahaha I didn’t know the circus was in town, I didn’t see the trucks!

    •  Krow says:

      Is that serious? That’s such a dik thing to do. Why on earth would he need to be escorted off the premises? What’s he going to do … steal a jersey ? What a bunch of clowns.

    •  CT GIANT says:

      BUT SHANNY TOOK 7M WITH HIM,HE GETS THE LAST LAUGH!

  2.  Krow says:

    As for Fewell … it’s hard to imagine a racist town like DC having a black guy as a head coach. But maybe that’s the move they need to make to tone down all the name change hysteria. The big drawback there now is that ‘coach killer’ RG3 seems to be calling the shots. That’s going to turn off some of the top candidates who don’t want to be at the mercy of the NFL’s latest diva.

  3.  kujo says:

    He’s not going to get this job, but another year like the one we just had defensively, or better, and he’ll start being more than just a Rooney Rule interview candidate.

    I now cede the remainder of my time to Nosh so that he can regale us with his explanation of the tokenization of aspiring African-American coaches as a result of the Rooney Rule.

  4.  kujo says:

    If Danny Boy were smart, he would’ve kept Shanahan and instead brought on RG3′s buddy from Baylor to be the OC. That way, you get the offense back on track and give Briles the ability to get his feet wet in the NFL.

  5.  Valid says:

    It’s going to be fun watching Philthy come back down to earth and go 6-10 next season. Borderline worst 10-6 club I’ve ever seen.

    Time for the Giants to make the world right again and win the division in 2014.

    Let’s go.

    •  kujo says:

      I don’t share your outlook on the Eagles. I think they’re an ascending team that we will have to adapt to, quickly, if we are going to return to success.

      •  Valid says:

        Foles is not a franchise QB and their defense is horrendous. Not buying them. At all. If Romo is healthy for Week 17, they don’t even win what was the worst NFC East in years.

        •  turkish says:

          I agree that Foles is not a franchise QB, but Kujo is right about them also. Kelly’s worst enemy will be himself if he decides to be too stubborn to tweak his philosophy about TOP.
          I’m still not sold that he will remain an NFL coach long term.

          Their defense is only a couple of players away (CB/S) from being solid.

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