A lot of defensive players were upset at the offense after last week’s 23-0 loss to the Seahawks. Was defensive coordinator Perry Fewell upset as well?
“No,” he said on Thursday. “There have been plenty of times when we didn’t play very good and our offense has bailed our (butt) out and I was loving on them and thanking them for that. It’s a team game. We all work together. Some days we’re going to have good days and some days we’re going to have bad days. If Seattle wouldn’t have scored then it would have been a tie game and we’d be sitting here with a different result. We had some work that we left out there, too.”
Fewell was aware of the frustrations voiced by his players, but he did not feel the need to address them … not even on Tom Coughlin’s Day of Healing on Wednesday.
“This group is a pretty resilient group,” Fewell said. “Obviously I think guys get frustrated. We’re human. Everybody gets frustrated, but when we assembled again on Wednesday, they were ready, they wanted to know what the plan was and they were looking forward to this next challenge and they were looking forward to ‘Let’s win this next football game.’ So I didn’t have to address that or I didn’t talk to them about that or anything like that. It is what it is and they came ready to work again this Wednesday, so I was okay.”