Just a couple of New York Giants-related notes for you on this Sunday morning. Here goes:
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As Super Bowl winners do, the New York Giants visited the White House on Friday. And sports-savvy President Obama had some words to say about the NFL champions -- as in, don't not call Eli Manning elite.
But much happened behind the scenes as well, revealed by the Giants and their players on Twitter and Instagram.
Harry Carson, the Giants Hall of Fame linebacker, had never met former Falcons safety Ray Easterling, but received a disturbing e-mail from him on March 18, 2011. Just over one year later, Easterling committed suicide, shooting himself in the head.
Perry Fewell, Defensive Coordinator, New York Giants Fewell's defense was a key factor in the Giants' late season run and Super Bowl win last season, making it possible he could become the latest Giants' defensive coordinator (Bill Belichick, John Fox, Steve Spagnuolo) to get an opportunity as a head coach. Fewell did serve as interim head coach of the Buffalo Bills late in the 2009 season after being promoted from defensive coordinator, but a better and more permanent opportunity would surely come soon if the Giants defense has a lot of success in 2012. He could be groomed as the successor to Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin, who will turn 66 just prior to the season but did just sign a two-year contract extension. If Fewell is willing to wait, he could be the Giants' head coach in say, 2014, but he may not want to wait that long for his second opportunity as an NFL head coach.