The Giants announced last night that they have hired former Bills DC and interim head coach Perry Fewell to be their defensive coordinator. It looks like a solid pick.
It's the first Giants defensive coordinator with coordinator experience since Tim Lewis, Tom Coughlin's first hire. They were, I think we can all agree 1-for-2 on hiring coordinators without that experience.
So what was Coughlin looking for in hiring the most important coach on the defense?
“I expect Perry to bring the same qualities that I expect from myself,” Coughlin said. “I want him to be firm, fair, honest and demanding. My expectation is that he will solidify and unify our defense and be an outstanding teacher. I want energy, enthusiasm, toughness and to make the necessary corrections and game adjustments. Perry is a teacher and a leader and I thought he did an outstanding job of displaying great leadership as the interim head coach of Buffalo this season.”
My guess is that Coughlin didn't see all of those traits from Bill Sheridan, particularly the energy, enthusiasm and making necessary corrections and game adjustments. Heck, none of saw that.