Steppin' to the AM: Fewell injection
August, 14, 2013
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com
Perry Fewell clearly has spent time in the football lab this offseason.
It appears the Giants' defensive coordinator will be unleashing some different looks this year to improve a unit that finished 31st in total defense last year.
Fewell said "we'll be very multiple" when asked whether he will show some 3-4 looks this season. On Tuesday, reporters got a glimpse of some of the different looks the Giants are tinkering with.
I'm all for this. I like when Fewell gets creative. His three-safety look got his best players on the field when they had Deon Grant. So Fewell will try to do the same this season, and I feel he has a lot of pieces to work with up front, such as Cullen Jenkins, Shaun Rogers, Mathias Kiwanuka, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Adrian Tracy, Damontre Moore, Mike Patterson, and Marvin Austin. And he has enough linebackers to use different combinations there, too. Also, if Terrell Thomas is healthy, Fewell will really have options at each level on defense.
In case you missed it: Antrel Rolle said his ankle injury is a regular sprain, not a high-ankle sprain. Giants Nation can breathe again. Rolle still may need a good chunk of camp to recover, though.
Jane McManus stopped by Giants camp and wrote about the competition at middle linebacker between Mark Herzlich and Dan Connor, and the race at backup QB between David Carr, Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib.
The 411: The Giants practice from 1:30-3:45 on Wednesday, and the running backs and tight ends are scheduled to sign autographs.