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D aims for more consistency


But what about Perry Fewell?

The second-year defensive coordinator, who treats every practice like it's Christmas morning, must be chomping at the bit to mold his five newly-drafted defensive rookies.

You can, however, believe he isn't just sitting on his hands awaiting the arrival of players like first-round cornerback Prince Amukamara.

"I am enthused about working with him," Fewell said of Amukamara in an article by Zach Berman of The Star-Ledger. "I'm sad that I haven't had an opportunity to work with him at this point of time. I'm very, very excited. I think he showed some really good things on tape from Nebraska. We'd like to take it to another level."

Their personalities suit one another.

Fewell will absorb the first team All-American out of Nebraska when the time comes, but until then, Amukamara is spending time in Lincoln, training with former teammates from his draft class.

"I feel like there's a lot more I can learn, and I think that's scary, because that just means I can be that much better than I think am now," Amukamara told Steven M. Sipple of on Saturday. "I definitely have a lot of upside and potential. That definitely excites me. I'm really excited to work with the Giants' staff and have an opportunity for them to accelerate and improve my knowledge of the game and my talents."

Working with his college strength coach James Dobson, he also occasionally runs into Lions' first-rounder (No. 2 overall) and ex-Husker Ndamukong Suh, who spends time in and out of the facility.

"He's just always taught us to take caution on which people you let in your circle," Amukamara said of Suh. "He always preaches the importance of work ethic and doing the little things -- just basically being a student of the game. One thing I really took from him is that whatever you do on and off the field, act like a pro."

With five new toys to play with, Fewell will get right to work in his sequel to 2010.

"I think all we did was just scratch the surface of what we can be with the New York Giants. I thought we played well, but we didn't play consistent enough," said Fewell, adding: "If I can be more consistent, if the players can be more consistent, if we can win more consistently, then we'll have a chance for that fourth Super Bowl with the New York Giants."

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