Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell took his shot with the Denver Broncos on Sunday, and things appeared to go well. But he shouldn't start packing his bags because deposed Carolina coach John Fox is scheduled to come in later in the week.
Fox was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but that is being pushed back because of the snowstorm hit the southeast and prevented Fox from getting out of Charlotte Monday. Also, word is the Broncos may well go with an offensive guy -- Elway did not rule out interviewing former Giants coach and current Las Vegas Locomotive coach Jim Fassel -- to help develop quarterback Tim Tebow.
Still, Fewell could not have asked for a much better experience. He met for several hours with Elway, general manager Brian Xanders, president Joe Ellis, and owner Pat Bowlen in the morning, and was followed by Broncos interim coach and former Giants running backs coach Eric Studesville.
Fewell, like Studesville, obviously stressed his experience as an interim head coach.
"Having that opportunity to manage the football team, speak in front of the football team as a head coach in game situations, made me a better coach, period," Fewell said Sunday after arriving at Denver International Airport. "From the personnel standpoint, from the public relations standpoint, from an overall football mind standpoint."Fewell is now scheduled to head to Cleveland, where he is expected to land Tuesday and interview either Tuesday evening or Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Broncos have scheduled interviews with Jags offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and Houston OC Rick Dennison. They also received permission to talk to New Orleans defensive coordinator Greg Williams.
Fewell said he'd be delighted to go to Denver.
"I see a lot of talent there," Fewell said. "There's some things, of course, to upgrade. But I think there's talent. People always think you're a ways off, but then you start working with the young men and you find out you're a lot closer than people really think."