Despite reports that the coaching staff would remain intact, Jason Pierre-Paul will have a new DC in 2015.
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The New York Giants have reportedly parted ways with their defensive coordinator after a 6-10 season where they finished with a bottom-10 defense.
Multiple reports out this morning say that Perry Fewell will not be back as the Giants’ defensive coordinator. Both Adam Schefter of ESPN and Jason La Canfora of CBS reported that the Giants are “parting ways” with Fewell.
The news comes only a day after initial reports that the Giants coaching staff would remain intact after the team’s terrible 2014 season.
The firing isn’t too surprising though, considering that the Giants’ defense did not play well this year. Although the Giants improved offensively under new coordinator Ben McAdoo, the defense took a step backward, and there was talk throughout the season that Fewell was on the hot seat. The team finished 22nd in points allowed and 29th in yards allowed – only the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints allowed more.
In 2011, Fewell’s second season with the team, the Giants pass rush helped elevate the team to a Superbowl title win over the New England Patriots in Superbowl XLVI.
Fewell also served as the interim head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2009, going 3-4 in that span.