Next up, Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell
Key snippet on youth, injuries, and progress on the defensive side of the ball:
Q: What’s the progress that you’re making?
A: It’s in baby steps. What you see is we have some youth back there in our linebacker corps. Then with some of the guys moving in and out, we’re not consistent. I said that to you last week. We’re not a consistent defense. We’ve been forced to do that a little bit because of some injuries. But we will become more consistent. We will get better. I think we’ll push and we’re striving to be a more consistent defense.
Q: The players were supposed to know the system better.
A: The system they know. It’s being together. It’s working together. You’re missing five guys out of our defense right now. That’s a little bit more different.
Q: Have you added more to your scheme?
A: I don’t think I’ve added more. I’ve challenged them more from a schematic standpoint than I did a year ago because I think we have smart football players. I’ve challenged them more mentally than I did a year ago, I think.
[clip via Giants.com]