You have to say this for Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, at least he has guts. In a profession where coaches go out of their way to compliment opposing teams, make the opposition seem better than they are (cue former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz talking up Navy), Fewell may be a breath of fresh air.
While coach Giants coach Tom Coughlin said that he had indigestion watching Eagles QB Michael Vick crush the Redskins, Fewell said that he is sleeping well because he loves his team’s game plan against the reborn quarterback (via the New York Daily News).
“Oh, I am (hyped up),” he said. “I like the way our guys prepared today for what they do. I think our guys are excited about what we have. Again, we have to come and play 60 minutes of football. Hey, we’re going down to win a football game. That’s the only reason we’re going down there. We’re taking that crew down and we’re going to go down and win a football game.”
Some might call Fewell delusional. The delusions typically reserved for teenagers waving a glow stick at a rave. You have to love Fewell’s moxie here, but here is the thing, don’t fire up Vick. Just don’t do it.
A quick aside, a letdown for the Eagles is inevitable. A statement that deserves a big, ‘duh.’ Nobody is putting up back-to-back six touchdown games. But you are implored not to over think this matchup. Even with the Eagles coming off a monster win, and the Giants coming off a monster loss, your natural instinct is to say that the Giants bounce back. But even if the Giants do win, from a fantasy perspective, Vick can still put up great fantasy numbers.