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Giants players want Fewell to stick around

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell observes practice during

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell observes practice during Day Two of the NFL team's three day minicamp held at the team's training facility named the Timex Performance Center. (June 16, 2010) Credit: James A. Escher

Perry Fewell may have some sympathy for Jason Garrett this week, but pretty soon they might be competitors. And no, I don't mean on the field come Sunday.

Cris Collinsworth of NBC was the first to say what many have been thinking, that Fewell will be a hot head coaching candidate this offseason and he could be a potential head coach for the Cowboys to look into.

"I don’t even want to hear that right now," safety Antrel Rolle saod. "That’s not something I want to hear."

Justin Tuck was also asked about the possibility but refused.

"Nah, can't have him," he said. "We’re gonna keep Perry for a little while."

Fewell said he was just focused on keeping his current job and hadn't heard about the Collinsworth comments (although his agent did use Twitter to link to an Internet message board during the past week that was having a discussion about Fewell as a potential Dallas candidate). Fewell said it's flattering, but has little to do with him.

"I think it’s a reflection of the way the kids have been playing," Fewell said.

The kids don't want him to go. But they've also played this game before. When Steve Spagnuolo was the hot head coach in waiting, the Giants had to sit back and watch him interview for jobs with other teams before he eventually landed with the Rams.

The only way they can probably stop Fewell from becoming a head coach somewhere in the next coupel of years? Sabotage.

"We understand that’s the business we’re in," Tuck said, "but if anybody asks me if Perry will be a good head coach, I’m gonna say no."

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