New York Giants Defensive Preview: How Creative Can Perry Fewell Get?

July 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Predictable. Boring. Uninspiring. Three superlatives that defensive coordinators do not want to hear in their defense's scouting report. However, these three accurately define the 2009 Giants defense, sans one last characterization: downright awful. 
Let's rewind to last September. The Giants had just completed a three game run in which they powered through the league's whipping boys, adding three wins to a streak that began with a couple of impressive divisional victories.
Following the dominant start, the Giants experienced a fall from grace that very few in the league's history have replicated.
The 3-8 finish was full of disasters. From Eli Manning's seemingly annual midseason slump to the defense relinquishing 40 or more points in a game five times, a once promising season quickly turned into an unmitigated disaster.
Many are at fault for the collapse, but blame fell squarely on the shoulders of Bill Sheridan. He had never c...

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