Wow. You act like this is your idea.
If Strahan didn't get his TV gigs, i wouldn't have been opposed to him being our D-line coach. I still wouldn't be if said TV gigs go sideways.
Credit: David Rappoccio, The Draw Play
Why is it so shocking that they would reach out for advice to a HOF DE?
I think Fewell deserves some criticism, but in his defense, there were some major pieces to the 2011 championship that simply didn't show up in 2012.
JPP, Tuck, and Osi were nowhere near their performance in 2011.
Webster regressed (hopefully it is a one year problem, he also got burned on some sensational catches where his coverage was there).
KP was injured much of the year.
T2 was knocked out for the season.
Marvin Austin never showed up this year.
Canty was hurt much of the year.
Keith Rivers didn't have the impact that Reese was hoping for when he signed him.
Boley faded a bit this season.
Given all that, it's hard to lay it all on Fewell......however, I'll criticize him for not blitzing more when it was clear the 4 man rush wasn't as effective this season. He didn't rotate his DL as much as he should have.
Fewell deserves credit for 2011, and criticism for 2012.....hopefully he'll be his own toughest critic, and get stuff turned around in 2013.....but it might need some new faces, too.
"They come to the line of scrimmage and the first thing they do is start looking for me....I know, and they know. When they’d find me they’d start screaming: 56 left ! 56 left!....So there’s this thing I did. After the play was over I’d come up behind them and whisper: don’t worry where I am. I’ll tell you when I get there."
- Lawrence Taylor