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According to Newsday and The New York Daily News, New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell and Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn will likely retain their positions with the team for the 2015 NFL season.
An unidentified source told Newsday that “it appears everyone on the coaching staff is coming back.”
Newsday is reporting that Head Coach Tom Coughlin is “still evaluating, and some changes may still take place at the position or assistant level. But the big decisions regarding the coordinators seem to have been reached.”
Meanwhile, The New York Daily News says two sources have told the paper “it appears (Fewell and Quinn) are coming back.” Like Newsday, The Daily News is reporting that any coaching staff changes will not likely involve the coordinators.
Interestingly, however, The Daily News is also reporting:
According to one team source, in Coughlin’s meetings last week with GM Jerry Reese, co-owner John Mara and others in the organization, the idea of firing Fewell came up and some in management wanted that to happen. Some in the organization had held out hope that Coughlin would turn back to Steve Spagnuolo, his defensive coordinator in 2007-08, who is now the defensive backs coach for the Baltimore Ravens.
Fewell’s defenses have ranked near the bottom of the NFL three of the past four seasons (29th in 2014) and Quinn’s special teams units have been far from special for years.
To date, the only changes to the coaching staff have involved the quarterbacks coach position. Danny Langsdorf, who joined the Giants in January 2014, is returning to the collegiate ranks to become the University of Nebraska’s offensive coordinator. He is being replaced by Mike Sullivan, who was the team’s quarterback coach in 2010-11.