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Titans Head Coaching Search: Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell

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While I understand and like the idea behind the Rooney Rule, I hate it for guys like Perry Fewell.  Fewell is a good football coach who gets yanked around because teams will bring him in just to satisfy the requirements of the rule.  That isn't fair to him. 

I think the Titans should give Fewell a legitimate shot.  He is currently the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants.  He spent the three seasons prior to last in Buffalo and was named the interim head coach when Dick Jauron was fired after week 10 of the 2009 season. 

Fewell is a bright, young guy who isn't afraid to think outside of the box.  He took a lot of heat in the 2009 season for his decision to play a defense with eight defensive backs against the Colts, but it showed that he is willing to do something unconventional.  Obviously that ended up being a pretty dumb decisions considering the Colts who had a terrible rushing offense ran for 160 yards, but to be honest, I just want a guy here who is willing to do something to shake it up every now and then.

Fewell's complete coaching history after the jump.

Perry Fewell
Date of birth September 7, 1962 (1962-09-07) (age 48)
Place of birth Cramerton, North Carolina
Position(s) Head coach
College Lenoir-Rhyne
Regular season 3-4-0
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1985-1986

1987

1988-1991

1992-1994

1995-1997


1998-2002

2003-2004

2005

2006-2009

2009-2010

2010-Present

North Carolina Tar Heels
(special assistant)
Army Black Knights
(assistant coach)
Kent State Golden Flashes
(defensive assistant)
Army Black Knights
(defensive assistant)
Vanderbilt Commodores
(assistant head coach)
(defensive backs coach)
Jacksonville Jaguars
(defensive backs coach)
St. Louis Rams
(defensive backs coach)
Chicago Bears
(defensive backs coach)
Buffalo Bills
(defensive coordinator)
Buffalo Bills
(interim head coach)
New York Giants
(defensive coordinator)