Perry Fewell confident he's on path for head job
A whirlwind start to the offseason has provided Perry Fewell with confidence that he is ready for a head-coaching opportunity.
The New York Giants defensive coordinator was a candidate for four of the eight teams that changed head coaches at the end of the season and he believes it was a process that clearly has him on the right path.
“I know now, probably more so than ever, that I’m ready,” Fewell told Zach Berman of the Newark Star-Ledger. “I’m prepared to lead a club and an organization and a football team into battle on Sundays to win a Super Bowl. I learned a lot about administration and organization and preparation as far as the interview process is concerned.”
Fewell had interviews with the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans. He knows it’s not an instant process, and having worked previously under new Panthers coach Ron Rivera, he knows not to get discouraged. Rivera interviewed with eight franchises from 2005 through 2009 before finally landed the gig in Carolina. Surely, Fewell doesn’t want to wait another four years, but it’s about being the right person at the right time.
He believes the process of meeting with leaders from different organizations was a valuable one.
“Talk to Mike Holmgren about Perry Fewell’s interview,” Fewell said. “Even though I did not obtain a job, I got really good positive feedback. I feel very good about my preparation and my goal of becoming a head coach.”
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