New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, who has never really made any secret of his desire to become a NFL head coach, will be one of several candidates to interview for the Washington Redskins’ vacancy, a source confirmed.
Although the Giants finished with a 7-9 record, their worst under head coach Tom Coughlin since 2004 and their worst since Fewell was hired as the defensive coordinator, his defense was far more consistent than any other unit pon the team.
New York’s defense finished eighth overall in the NFL, 14th against the run and 10th against the pass, numbers that are no doubt appealing to the Redskins, who finished 18th, 17th, and 20th respectively in the same categories this season.
Fewell, who has been with the Giants since the 2010 season, interviewed for four head coaching jobs in 2011 after the Giants won the Super Bowl. Last year, he was passed over as a potential head-coaching candidate.
His competition for the Redskins head-coaching job reportedly includes Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.