Don't tell New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell that the Philadelphia Eagles are struggling on offense. He isn't having any of it. Fewell doesn't want to hear about LeSean McCoy averaging 2.9 yards per carry, Nick Foles not playing as well as he did last year or the Eagles missing DeSean Jackson, now with the Washington Redskins.
"Not with the skill players that I see. I think Maclin is playing extremely well. LeSean McCoy is one of the premier backs in the league. Ertz the tight end is a glorified wide receiver. He's like the Jimmy Grahams and those guys. So no, I'm not buying."
Fewell wasn't done talking about the capability of the Eagles' offense.
"They have an explosive offense. They can explode at any point in time," Fewell said. "he numbers may not look gaudy but they're moving the ball down the field and they're scoring points.
"It's just a matter of them getting it together. Let's hope they don't get it together on Sunday night."
Here are a couple of other highlights from Fewell's weekly meeting with Giants beat writers.
On cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who is in his first year with the Giants after stops with several other organizations ...
"He's a unique young man. He wants to do the right things and be right. The young man is an outstanding individual, outstanding person and I didn't know that before."
On his confidence level in whether or not middle linebacker Jon Beason can play Sunday ...
"He's practiced well. I have greater confidence this week in the way he's looked, the way he's moved in practice."
On the Philadelphia screen game ...
"It's a big part of their game. It's a big concern for us. I don't know if you can always eliminate that type of play because [Darren] Sproles is really good at it. He's extremely good at it."