When asked about how he plans to attack Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who shredded Big Blue for more than 300 yards and 3 TDs in the season opener, Fewell said there's not much you could do about "classic Tony."
"I just think he had a really good game against us in the first ball game. He made some plays with his feet, which is classic Tony, and stayed alive. I thought he and Dez (Bryant) hooked up and did a good job, and he brought (Kevin) Ogletree in the game and he did a good job against us. I think that they had a good plan and they executed their plan better than we played."Fewell said this time around, the secondary has made tremendous strides. Corey Webster and Antrel Rolle are getting healthier, as his Kenny Phillips. In his place, Stevie Brown has collected a team-high 3 INTs.
The defensive backs will continue to incorporate more press coverage into their repertoire, which has proven to be a solid method of late.
"They have some freedoms, whether to do it or to not do it. I think they felt more comfortable in doing that, pressing, and sometimes that’s good and sometimes that’s not so good. We’ve tried to encourage them to do a little bit more of that. Again, they have some freedoms within the coverage to change it up and mix it up based on what the scheme is."Fewell would be remiss if he did not mention Jason Pierre-Paul, whose recent sack surge as rejuvenated the Giants' pass rush.
Though he conceded the recent statistics JPP has put up is difficult maintain on a weekly basis, he has been dominating all season despite the numbers.
"When I look at the tape, I see him just dominate, and it might not show up in the statistics, but it shows up on the coaches tape where he just dominates a football game."