Redskins To Interview Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell For Coaching Vacancy
The Washington Redskins are interviewing several candidates for their vacant head coaching position, and they could be eying Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
Reports this week indicate Fewell is one of several in the running to replace Mike Shanahan, according to the Washington Post:
Redskins officials traveled to Seattle on Tuesday to interview Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and are scheduled to meet with Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott on Saturday in Charlotte. The Redskins also are expected to interview Baltimore offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and possibly Cincinnati assistant Hue Jackson.
The news of the 'Skins interest in Fewell preceded the announcement that Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride is retiring.
Fewell just completed his fourth year as New York's defensive coordinator after four years as the coordinator in Buffalo.
Big Blue has a history of coordinators who left for head coaching opportunities elsewhere in the league. Among them, defensive coordinators John Fox - who left for the coaching job in Carolina in 2002 and is now the head man in Denver - and Steve Spagnuolo who took the Rams head coaching opening in 2008. Now some are speculating Spags could come back to head up the D in New York if Fewell leaves.
Also, Saints head coach Sean Payton was the offensive coordinator who took the Giants to the Super Bowl in 2000. After serving as an assistant under Bill Parcels in Dallas, Payton went to New Orleans where's coached one of the most productive offenses in the league for the last several years.