Perry Fewell flew to Chicago for what appeared to be a slam-dunk interview Monday for the Bears' defensive coordinator job. But Monday night, according to his agent, he flew home. That can only be good news if the Giants indeed are interested in tapping the former Bills coordinator and interim head coach to run their defense.
Fewell's agent called reports that the coach already has agreed to work for the Bears "absolutely not accurate" and said he'll discuss options with his wife. Fewell has not received an offer from either team, but he did leave an interview with the Giants last week saying he would give them a call before making any decisions.
"He's sticking to the plan," his agent said. "He's going to go through the whole process and then sit with his wife and hash everything out."
As for other names in the defensive coordinator search, Romeo Crennel reportedly is ready to join the defensive staff in Kansas City, but that is not official and the Giants still could be luring him at the 11th hour. The Giants also appear to have reached out to Jim Haslett (his agent had no comment) and are at least entertaining the idea of Mike Zimmer as their defensive coordinator. Both of those coaches have been linked to the Redskins' job under Mike Shanahan.
Meanwhile, one candidate mentioned early in the process was Jets linebacker coach and former coordinator Bob Sutton. He said Saturday he had not heard from the Giants and wouldn't say whether he'd be interested if the team pursued him. "We're in this," he said, referring to the Jets' playoff run.