INDIANAPOLIS -- Perry Fewell, the Giants' defensive coordinator, certainly enhanced his chances to get a head coaching job some day with a solid job in Super Bowl XLVI. Fewell, the former Bills coordinator and interim head coach, made some vital adjustments as his team held the Patriots scoreless in the final 26:25 of the game.
Here are some of Fewell's comments after the biggest win of his 26-year coaching career:
"It's unreal," he said of the win. "I'm speechless. I thought our guys really played hard. They were into the football game. We wanted to have a four-man rush and get after Tom (Brady), and I just thought we did a nice job today."
"I've called against Tom Brady many times and it is extra sweet to win against him in a game of this magnitude. He's going to go down as one of the great quarterbacks of all time, and this was just our moment."
Fewell was asked about his defensive play call on the Pats' final Hail Mary play, which was deflected in the end zone and landed a few feet away from Rob Gronkowski: "We have a special design for it, but we were praying a lot over there, too. We thought some of the guys got their hands on it. We wanted to knock the ball down, but the thing I was looking for was that there wasn't a foul on the play to give them another play at the end of the game. It was clean from that standpoint."
On the Giants' pass rush: "I thought they got after it pretty good today. We knew there were going to be some times that we weren't going to be able to sack (Brady). We had to be patient. I thought our guys were patient with that, but the main thing we had to do was try to stop the run in order to rush the passer."