By JEFF DICKERSON
CHICAGO -- Funny how things tend to work out in the NFL.
Although the Bears have identified Perry Fewell as their top choice to run the defense in 2010, it now appears the Giants are a serious threat to steal away the former Bills interim head coach.
The New York Daily News reports Fewell has emerged as the top candidate to replace ex-defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan in New York, and that Fewell expects to receive an offer from one or both teams once he expresses official interest.
Even though Fewell first interviewed with the Giants last week, most viewed Romeo Crennel as the favorite to land the job. But Crennel’s agent announced Monday his client is likely headed to Kansas City to rejoin former New England colleague Scott Pioli. With Mike Zimmer signing a new deal to stay in Cincinnati, and Jim Haslett rumored to be going to Washington, the Giants may be left without any option other than Fewell.
There’s been speculation Tom Coughlin could reunite with Dick Jauron (Coughlin’s former defensive coordinator in Jacksonville), but so far nothing has materialized on that front.