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Giants hire defensive line coach

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The New York Giants today announced that they have filled the final vacancy on their defensive coaching staff, hiring Robert Nunn to coach the defensive line.

Here is the release from the Giants.

Nunn, a 22-year coaching veteran who has spent the last 10 seasons in the NFL, was a defensive line coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.

Nunn replaces Mike Waufle, who held the position for the previous six seasons. He joins defensive coordinator Perry Fewell as the new members of Coughlin's staff.

"Robert Nunn has been in professional football for 10 years and he has coached some outstanding players at every stop along the way," Coughlin said. "He is a guy who did an outstanding job on the board with the X's and O's in the interview process. More than that, he is a guy who, by virtue of how he presented himself, I feel very strongly will bring the best out of the players that he coaches. He will provide structure. He will gain their trust. He will prove to the players the techniques that are important. When that happens and they buy into it, I think the results will come back for us. He will coach a very important position on our team, one that we will rely on heavily to bring us back to the level of championship play."

"We're very excited to have Robert Nunn join our football staff," Fewell said. "He comes highly recommended from some of the other coaches throughout the league. He's coached in championship games; he was the D-line coach for Green Bay when the Giants played the Packers in the NFC Championship Game. He has worked with a number of excellent players - Jason Taylor, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Bruce Smith - and he has 10 years of experience.

"I look for him to bring to our defensive line fundamentals, technique, toughness, energy and to bring us together as a group to help make us a good defensive line unit."

Prior to this season in Tampa Bay, Nunn spent four years (2005-2008) coaching the defensive tackles for the Green Bay Packers.

Nunn at a Glance
1988 Northeastern Oklahoma Defensive Line
1989-90 Tennessee Defensive Ends
1991 Georgia Military College Defensive Coordinator
1992-99 Georgia Military College Head Coach
2000 Miami Dolphins Defensive Assistant
2001-2002 Miami Dolphins Asst. Def. Line/Quality Control
2003 Washington Redskins Defensive Line
2004 Miami Dolphins Special Assistant
2005-08 Green Bay Packers Defensive Tackles
2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Line
2010 New York Giants Defensive Line

Fewell had previously stated that the remaining Giants defensive assistants will be retained. So, it appears the coaching staff is in place.