Accorsi pimping Fassel and Lewis

New York Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi is looking towards Oakland to try and land a job for current defensive coordinator Tim Lewis and former head coach Jim Fassel.

The Rams, Chiefs and Packers all contacted Accorsi interested in his thoughts on Fassel before moving in other directions and it is believed the Raiders will also talk to the Giants general manager to get his thoughts on Fassel.

"When it all settles down, he's the proven guy, his credentials are there," Accorsi said of Fassel. "I worked hard to try to help him. I'd be disappointed if he didn't get one."

And the only "one" left is with the Raiders, the last of ten teams who have sought to fill a head coaching vacancy.

The Raiders are believed to be lying in wait for Pitsburgh offensive coordinator Ken Wisenhunt but Fassel has had his named linked to the vacancy as well.

"Ernie's been really good throughout this whole process," Fassel said. "He's been a great help."

Getting through to Al Davis is not as easy a task but a recommendation from Accorsi, the man who fired Fassel, could go a long way.

Fassel is currently working for the Baltimore Ravens as their offensive coordinator. Fassel led the Giants to the Super Bowl in 2001.

As for Lewis, Accorsi has no doubt that Lewis' time will come.

"I've been around two other great coordinators that became great coaches - Marty Schottenheimer and John Fox - and Tim's definitely in their class," Accorsi said. "He's going to be a head coach, no doubt."


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