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Giants' Fewell doesn't miss the attention

1/19/2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A year ago, New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was a hot name on the interview circuit, either interviewing or at least discussed as a candidate for head coaching jobs in Denver, Carolina, Cleveland, San Francisco and Tennessee. This year, you don't hear his name at all. Could be because the Giants are still playing. Could be because they ranked 27th in total defense this season and really didn't get things going on Fewell's side of the ball until recently. Whatever the reason, Fewell said Thursday, he's not thinking about it.

"I'm just trying to keep the job that I have," Fewell said, breaking into laughter as he answered the question. "So I'm happy not to see my name in print sometimes. Really, I've been focusing on the job at hand, and right now that's not a concern for me."

Fewell is signed through 2012 as the Giants' defensive coordinator. And in spite of the poor statistical ranking, the Giants are happy with his performance through all of the injuries they suffered on that side of the ball. He'll almost certainly return to the same role next year unless someone does decide to hire him as their head coach.