The search for the Giants new defensive coordinator continues to move slowly. Nothing shaking on that front yet as Perry Fewell continues to mull his options and other potential candidates like Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton ready themselves for another round of playoffs.
As much as we'd all love for this to be over with, I guess the emphasis here is not on speed, but in finding the right guy. And somehow, I'm not sure if Fewell would be the right one, though he does appear at the top of the list right now by virtue of the fact that the Giants haven't interviewed anyone else, at least to my knowlege. Not sure if they want to go back to the days of "read and react" considering how poorly it worked then.
That's what Cover-2 is, read and react. It's not an aggressive scheme, but rather one that depends on players picking things up pre-snap and then acting accordingly. The Giants have never done that very well.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, no matter who the Giants get, he needs to come from an aggressive mindset. And finding someone like that now that Romeo Crennel and Jim Haslett are off the boards could take some time.
Besides, there could be competition, too. One possibility, Washington secondary coach Jerry Gray, could be interviewing for Seattle's defensive coordinator's job as early as today.
Redskins linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti, whose father, Tom, coached up here, was also rumored as a possible Giants candidate.
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