Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and special teams coordinator Tom Quinn most likely will return to their roles for the 2015 season. A source told Newsday that "it appears everyone on the coaching staff is coming back."
Tom Coughlin is still evaluating, and some changes may still take place at the position or assistant level. But the big decisions regarding the coordinators seem to have been reached a week after the regular season ended with a disappointing 6-10 record.
Fewell in particular was under fire for a defense that under-performed most of the season and finished ranked 29th in yardage and 22nd in points allowed. But, as Coughlin pointed out last week, the defense also was among the best in the NFL in third-down percentage, sacks and takeaways.
Coughlin also noted improvement in all special teams statistics, even though there were several key breakdowns in coverages and execution and a heated confrontation between Quinn and punter Steve Weatherford in the Titans game.
Team president and CEO John Mara expressed dissatisfaction with the defense in his end-of-the-season address and said he would share his thoughts on any coaching changes with Coughlin. However, Mara made it clear that any decision on the coaching staff would be Coughlin's.
Fewell was hired in 2010 and helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI. Quinn has been the special teams coordinator since 2007.