Per a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will interview for the Redskins head coaching position on Monday. Fewell will be the fifth candidate in five days to sit down with Skins brass. If the first thought that comes to mind is “Rooney Rule requirement” — think again. Washington interviewed Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell on Sunday. It appears there could be legitimate interest for Fewell’s services in the capital.
Fewell served as the interim head coach (for Dick Jauron) in Buffalo during the 2009 season, winning three of seven games to close out the year. He struck out during the interview process on all four fronts following the Giants 2011 Super Bowl run. It once again seems unlikely Fewell will climb to the top of the heap in a loaded coaching market. Passion sells, but can he paint an image of organizational culture?
The Giants defensive personnel played with fire under Fewell and blown assignments were highly uncommon. However, creative looks and blitz scheming are not his strengths. Sounds familiar, indeed.