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Giants fire defensive coordinator Perry Fewell

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: January 7th, 2014 at 10:49 AM EST

One day after New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he wouldn’t make any more changes following the hiring of Mike Sullivan as quarterbacks coach. Now, those words were not true, as Coughlin made an additional move.

According to Adam Schefter, Coughlin has fired defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. Fewell has been the Giants defensive coordinator since the 2010 season.

Perry Fewell (Getty Images)

Perry Fewell (Getty Images)

There’s already speculation that the Giants are interested in Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo. He was previously the Giants defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008.

This season, the Giants had the 29th worst defense. They averaged giving up 135.1 rushing yards, which was 30th in the league.

In addition, they gave up 240.6 passing yards per game. That was 18th in the league this season.

Just two years after being hired, he helped guide the Giants to a 21-17 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.

Just two days ago, Newsday reported that Fewell would return for the 2015 season.

This season, the Giants finished with a 6-10 record, which was third in the NFC East. They were also third in 2013 with a 7-9 record.

They haven’t had a winning season since the 9-7 record in 2012.

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