for display only
Big Blue Interactive The Corner Forum  
Back to the Corner

Archived Thread

Transcript: Perry Fewell

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/31/2014 4:56 pm
Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell

October 31, 2014



Q: What is your understand of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartieís status? Tom Coughlin said he is unsure.

A: We are working him. It depends on how he feels. Sometimes he is really good, when I say good he has been good back to back practices so we will see tomorrow if he tightens up, stiffens up, what have you. That is how we kind of approach it Ė it is a day-to-day kind of assessment with him.



Q: So it is almost like if you have a game plan he may or may not be a part of it?

A: Thatís correct.



Q: He has been good for back to back practices

A: Well, yesterday and today was a back to back for him. The last time we played we didnít do that with him. He stayed here for treatments during the bye week so we felt like we can push him a little bit.



Q: So you were happy with what you saw these two days?

A: Yes, I was.



Q: You will be interested to see how he feels tomorrow?

A: Exactly.



Q: We were caught off guard when Jerry Reese comes out and says to us, ďI want to see Damontre Moore out on the field moreĒ. I assume he talked it over with you before he told us.

A: No, we have an open book. As far as communication with front office, as we all as coaches. We would all like to see him play more obviously. He is a talented guy. I think we are all kind of waiting for him to come out of his shell and be consistent in what he does so that we can put him in the football game and get him more snaps.



Q: What have you seen from Mathias Kiwanuka and how he has played? Statistically maybe he hasnít been getting the sacks like that, what have you seen that keeps him out there?

A: I think Mathias Kiwanuka has played very well, better than he did a year ago in the run game. Obviously, in order to get sacks, in order for Damontre Moore to play more we have to do a better job, which we havenít done, of playing the run game. I think Mathias Kiwanuka has done an excellent job in our run game for us.



Q: This is a pass heavy team. Will he naturally be more a part of the game plan?

A: That is a good assumption, yes. We would love to involve him a lot more in this game plan.

Q: They want to throw the ball.

A: Yes they will. Ahmad Bradshaw is coming back to New York and I am sure he is in that coordinatorís ear saying, ďman gives me that ballĒ.


Q: They throw it to him to now.

A: Oh, yes they do. He is playing very well for them. They are a passing team and they love to throw the football. If they tell me when they are throwing it we will get him in the game. Can you guys handle that for me?


Q: With the numbers that Andrew Luck puts up, you donít want to give him anything. If you can still win the game and he puts up 400 yards, he threw for 400 yards last week and they didnít come close. Do you have to kind of let the guys know we are going to get beat, beat, beat, but as long as you donít lose the whole battle?

A: When we play an offense like that I donít want to use the term beat, beat, beat. They will move the ball, we have to get red zone stops and we have to get turnovers, we have to get those red zone stops. A team with good skills and with an excellent quarterback like that they will move the football on you.

Q: What has been the problem stopping the run?

A: Against Philadelphia, we just werenít gap sound. Against Dallas, I thought we hustled Ė I thought we played hard. DeMarco Murray made some good plays, and we just didnít do a very good job of tackling sometimes. We didnít have a lot of missed tackles, the runs, he had some big runs that we thought we were going to shut those things down and knock them down and we just didnít do a very good job of that. For the last two weeks, in the bye week, we looked at our run game. We made some adjustments and some of the things that we are doing in our run game, so I look for that to improve.



Q: Andrew Luck has thrown nine interceptions. Maybe based on sheer volume of how much they throw do you think there will be opportunity for you guys to have turnovers and get those?

A: No, doubt. I think because anytime they continue to put the ball in the air that gives you the opportunity to have some interceptions.


Q: Bromley might have a chance to play a lot more this week than he has so far this week with Cullen Jenkins injury. What have you seen from Jay Bromley in practice?

A: We wanted to involve Jay Bromley a couple of weeks ago, in one of our game plans. He came to us as kind of a pass rush kind of guy. When you test him in some of the other aspects he didnít kind of pass that test for us a couple of weeks ago. This is a pass happy team, I wonít say pass happy, but because they pass the ball a lot. We can definitely involve him we think in some of our rush opportunities, and I think that is where his strength lies right now with the rush opportunities.



Q: Week to week Jon Beason was playing some weeks, some weeks he wasnít. Now you know he is gone. Even though Jameel McClain is playing middle linebacker, how much of a void does that fill. You expected to have Jon Beason and Jameel McClain.

A: Itís a relatively huge void because your captain is gone. They guy that came in a year ago and was my voice on the field is now gone. That is a pretty huge void. The voice in that meeting room when I would ask questions and he would gather the guys together after practice, or before practice, or what have you, that type of voice is gone for us. Some other guys will take up and carry the flag, but that was a pretty strong voice.
...  
dcgiantsfan : 10/31/2014 5:39 pm : link
"They will move the ball, we have to get red zone stops and we have to get turnovers, we have to get those red zone stops. A team with good skills and with an excellent quarterback like that they will move the football on you."

Sounds a little defeated before even kicking off in this statement. I would think you'd want to go in thinking we have to plan to stop them from moving the ball, and not we they are going to move the ball into the red zone...we just gotta get red zone stops.

I usually don't put a bunch stock in these pressers, but that doesn't sound promising.
I found that quote odd as well  
rocco8112 : 10/31/2014 5:45 pm : link
I mean with the NFL the way it is today he is probably right. The whole league is putting up crazy yardage on offense.

Still it seems odd for a defensive coach to say something like that. The goal should be to stop them anywhere on the field.

That didn't bother me as much...  
Dan in the Springs : 10/31/2014 5:50 pm : link
I'm not sure I care for him giving as much detail on Bromley and Moore as he did. Basically he's setting up Indy to know that these guys are not consistent in playing the run. You know, so when we see these guys in the game they can expect unsound run defense.

Not saying it's a huge deal - but what does he really have to gain by sharing that info at this point in time? Perhaps after the season is over, or once they've shown improvement you could say it is no longer a weakness, but before a game to tell them that basically these guys can't get on the field when we expect teams to run the ball is an invitation to immediately interpret our defensive plan based off of our personnel. I really don't like that.
That's the premise of Fewells defense  
BigBlueShock : 10/31/2014 5:51 pm : link
It is a "bend but don't break" defense. This scheme will give up yards, you just hope to get not give up big plays, get turnovers, and make stops in the red zone. That's his philosophy, so it's not surprising that he said this. If he was interviewed weekly, this would be the theme
This whole regimes attitude toward games is beginning to bother me  
BlueHurricane : 10/31/2014 6:02 pm : link
Coughlin and Eli constantly talk about wanting to keep the game close and having a chance to win in the fourth quarter and Fewell is obviously a bend but don't break kind of guy who is willing to let teams move the ball and hope to get stops in the read zone.

I say screw that mentality. Go in trying to destroy a team. Why hope you can hang around and have a "chance" to win in the fourth quarter?
The point about red zone stops (I think)...  
Milton : 10/31/2014 6:22 pm : link
...is that with the deck stacked against defenses these days, it's important to force teams into field goal attempts when they get into the red zone, because it's only when they get into the red zone that defenses have a fighting chance (given the shortened field).

As for the Moore and Bromley comments, I think that's a case of him feeling the need to cover his ass following Reese's comments. And I don't imagine he was revealing anything to Indy that they don't already see on film.
RE: This whole regimes attitude toward games is beginning to bother me  
area junc : 10/31/2014 6:47 pm : link
In comment 11950196 BlueHurricane said:
Quote:
Coughlin and Eli constantly talk about wanting to keep the game close and having a chance to win in the fourth quarter and Fewell is obviously a bend but don't break kind of guy who is willing to let teams move the ball and hope to get stops in the read zone.

I say screw that mentality. Go in trying to destroy a team. Why hope you can hang around and have a "chance" to win in the fourth quarter?




Thank you.
He lost me at "Mathias Kiwanuka has played very well"  
Mason : 10/31/2014 6:51 pm : link
I repeat my point. Kiwi has 6 more tackles and a half less sacks than Moore with over 230 more snaps. There is a serious disconnect somewhere. When both the head coach and GM are wondering why a player isn't playing and the DC seems to be giving aloof answers, there is a failure to communicate.

Getting stuffed by the opposing RT or blocked into the ground is not playing very well. I repeat 18 total tackles going into week 9.

Bromley has 12 snaps this season. I mean come on.
If you goal is proficiency then you will fall short and  
robbieballs2003 : 10/31/2014 7:16 pm : link
have a bad defense. If you goal is mastery and you fall short then you can reach higher levels. I agree that the mentality is not one of a great defense. The culture is just not where it should be. It shouldn't be, "alright, we gave up yardage, field position, we are losing the time of possession battle, our offense is sitting down for long periods of time but as long as we don't give up a touchdown we are in good position." Having the mentality that they will move the ball into FG territory basically says that they will do that at will and we now need to flip the switch on stopping that TD that probably will not happen.

The goal needs to be that they are going to challenge every pass, they are going to get pressure on the QB, they are going to stop the run, they are going to work and communicate in unison so that we put them in bad situations that lead to turnovers or punts. Falling short of that can still put you in good position to just give up a FG.

I just hate that giving up a FG is considered a win. I hate that mentality. It is a losing mentality and it needs to change. Even if Fewell believes that himself that should never leave the coaches room. It should not be relayed to the players nor to the media.
RE: This whole regimes attitude toward games is beginning to bother me  
dcgiantsfan : 10/31/2014 7:49 pm : link
In comment 11950196 BlueHurricane said:
Quote:
Coughlin and Eli constantly talk about wanting to keep the game close and having a chance to win in the fourth quarter and Fewell is obviously a bend but don't break kind of guy who is willing to let teams move the ball and hope to get stops in the read zone.

I say screw that mentality. Go in trying to destroy a team. Why hope you can hang around and have a "chance" to win in the fourth quarter?


I've also hated this as well! There is no dawg in TC lol.
Love the comments in this thread.  
mattlawson : 10/31/2014 8:12 pm : link
.
Fewell's defenses  
Blue Blood : 10/31/2014 8:56 pm : link
by and large AT BEST are very average. Blitzes dont get there and his four man rushes leave much to be desired. They reallu need a new DC badly..
I think all defense in the NFL now are "bend but don't break"  
PatersonPlank : 10/31/2014 8:57 pm : link
so I agree with what Fewell says. The rules have dictated this. Getting RX stops and turnovers is the key.
Perry Fewell plays 'bend, don't break' because he doesn  
GeofromNJ : 10/31/2014 9:32 pm : link
his players are smart enough to instantly recognize offensive schemes or fast enough to react to them right out of the box. Is he right to think this? I don't know, but some NY sports writers have said that the Giants have better defensive talent than they show under Fewell's system.
RE: Perry Fewell plays 'bend, don't break' because he doesn  
GeofromNJ : 10/31/2014 9:33 pm : link
In comment 11950333 GeofromNJ said:
Quote:
his players are smart enough to instantly recognize offensive schemes or fast enough to react to them right out of the box. Is he right to think this? I don't know, but some NY sports writers have said that the Giants have better defensive talent than they show under Fewell's system.
I hit enter by mistake. Meant to type "because he doesn't think...
The problem with this defense is it is always...  
Dry Lightning : 10/31/2014 9:44 pm : link
What they are going to do to us, rather than what we are going to do to them. Fewell does not know what to do. The man is competent, no more. You want to excel, you need an innovator with an innate feel for the game.
This press conference is wack!  
bignygfan : 10/31/2014 10:28 pm : link
I pity the fool!

Fire the fool!
What does he see in Kiwi??  
sexymoves : 11/1/2014 8:29 am : link
Kiwi is done IMO, and has never been the player he was before the neck injury. So far this year and all of last year he has been a poor performer. Every time Moore is on the field he seems to be making a play, and shows speed and explosion that this team lacks.
And  
JoefromPa : 11/1/2014 8:33 am : link
That pressed by Fewell explains why when watching the Giants play, I never believe they will get a stop in a big moment.
Kiwi needs to be a situational player - not a starter  
mattlawson : 11/1/2014 9:38 am : link
Moore needs the bulk of the work. Kiwis best is behind him
"I think Mathias Kiwanuka has done an excellent job  
Jimmy Googs : 11/1/2014 12:00 pm : link
in our run game for us."

This statement alone is grounds for firing PF...
RE: He lost me at  
dcable : 11/1/2014 1:59 pm : link
In comment 11950218 Mason said:
Quote:
I repeat my point. Kiwi has 6 more tackles and a half less sacks than Moore with over 230 more snaps. There is a serious disconnect somewhere. When both the head coach and GM are wondering why a player isn't playing and the DC seems to be giving aloof answers, there is a failure to communicate.

Getting stuffed by the opposing RT or blocked into the ground is not playing very well. I repeat 18 total tackles going into week 9.

Bromley has 12 snaps this season. I mean come on.


PF said Kiwi is playing "great????" Wow, that is some reach and explains alot about some of our coaches
RE:  
dcable : 11/1/2014 2:00 pm : link
In comment 11950703 Jimmy Googs said:
Quote:
in our run game for us."

This statement alone is grounds for firing PF...


Totally agree with You
they say Kiwi  
bc4life : 11/2/2014 4:42 am : link
JPP and Hankins have been playing the run well yet the Giants are giving up 4.4 per attempt. How are these two statements compatible - are they tunneling under the line?
Back to the Corner