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Fewell still confident he'll get his shot

Posted on: January 23, 2011 12:10 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The NY Daily News asks this question today: was Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, who interviewed for three head coaching positions this offseason but got none of them, a Rooney Rule token interview?

Fewell doesn’t think so. In fact, he thinks the Rooney Rule is pretty great.

"As a young assistant coach entering into the National Football League in 1998, you wonder: How do you go about meeting the owners and general managers if you aspire to be a head coach?” Fewell told the paper. “The Rooney Rule is a vehicle that gives you an avenue to put yourself in front of them and make them think about you. I think it's a great tool for minority coaches to have the opportunity to sit in front of an owner or a GM to present who you are and what you represent."

Fewell, you’ll recall, took over as Bills interim coach in 2009, and with him in charge, the team showed marked improvement. But Buffalo declined to give him the job full-time, and he moved to New York instead, turning the Giants defense into the seventh-ranked unit in the NFL.

Eventually, Fewell likely will get a chance.

"There's only 32 of these (head coaching jobs)," Fewell said. "So I'm more determined now. I'm not really discouraged. I learned a lot in the process. It's an education you get when you have an opportunity to go to the other organizations and interview with them. But I found out that I am prepared in many ways. I think I'm qualified. I think I'm ready."

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