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  • Steve Spagnuolo as next Chiefs DC?

    Adam Schefter
    @AdamSchefter

    Former Giants’ DC and HC Steve Spagnuolo has emerged as the favorite to replace Bob Sutton as the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator, per sources.

    Spagnuolo and Andy Reid worked together in Philadelphia, share the same agent and have a mutual respect for each other’s work.

    10:31 AM - 23 Jan 2019

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  • THOLTFAN81
    BREAKING NEWS: Rams hire Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo to be next HC
    THOLTFAN81
    NY Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo will be the new head coach of the St. Louis Rams.

    The Rams and Spagnuolo are currently negotiating the terms of his contract and indications are that we can expect the announcement of the hiring later today.

    At this time no news conference is planned for Saturday at Rams Park.

    Spagnuolo, 49, was the Giants defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008 and came up with the game plan that resulted in five sacks of Tom Brady and a shocking upset of the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

    Before that, Spagnuolo learned his trade under acclaimed Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, working as an Eagles defensive assistant from 1999-2006.

    Rams GM Billy and Spagnuolo have been friends for many years and that relationship obviously created a trust factor that helped Spagnuolo feel comfortable about taking the Rams job.

    Spagnuolo wowed the Rams' brass with a presentation in Los Angeles on Thursday.

    Congrats to Devaney and Rosenbloom.

    -B
    -01-17-2009, 12:04 PM
  • RamWraith
    Spagnuolo gets an escape clause
    RamWraith
    Posted by Mike Florio on January 18, 2009, 2:34 p.m.

    Like Bill Parcells in Miami, who can walk away with pay once Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga transfers control of the franchise to Stephen Ross, new Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo has finagled protection against a sale of the franchise for which he now works.

    According to Jay Glazer of FOX, Spagnuolo’s contract includes an escape clause, which allows him to walk away if/when the team is sold.

    It’s unknown whether Spagnuolo also gets the rest of his pay.

    Earlier in the day, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Spagnuolo was attractive to the Rams because their past two head-coaching hires had an offensive background — and both were fired.

    Mortensen also reported that the Rams moved when they did on Spagnuolo due to concerns that he’d emerge as a candidate to coach the Chiefs.

    As we understand it, G.M. Billy Devaney wanted Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. But, as we suggested last night, Garrett’s salary expectations allowed John Shaw to tilt the process toward Spagnuolo, who was Shaw’s first choice.
    -01-18-2009, 01:58 PM
  • BM_Face
    Spagnuolo told wife: We're not talking to Harbaughs again
    BM_Face
    · Marc Sessler NFL.com
    · Published: Sept. 27, 2011 at 09:46 a.m


    Three straight defeats for the Rams have been made worse for coach Steve Spagnuolo in that each drubbing was dished out by an old friend.

    Coaches Andy Reid, Tom Coughlin and John Harbaugh -- all close associates of Spagnuolo -- have outscored St. Louis by a combined 60 points in the first three weeks of the season.
    After the Ravens didn't shy away from running up the score in Sunday's 37-7 drubbing, Spagnuolo put any future get-togethers with the Harbaughs on ice.

    According to The Associated Press, when Spagnuolo got home Sunday night, he instructed his wife Maria, "We're not ever talking to them again."

    Spagnuolo backed off that stance Monday, acknowledging that losing to friends is part of the business.

    "Let me tell you something: John Harbaugh's a competitor now. So I know that in him," Spagnuolo said. "I've got no problem with it. I did feel one way yesterday, but I calmed down and looked at it."

    Even if it was Mrs. Spagnuolo who calmed her husband down, we hope the Rams coach understands the primary reason for Sunday's lopsided loss: the Ravens are, well, more talented and scored easily on a defense that ranks 31st in the league. Heading into this season, St. Louis was viewed as one of the league's hot, young teams -- but less than a month in, it's only Spagnuolo's seat that's heating up.
    -09-27-2011, 11:47 AM
  • Nick
    Interesting tidbit about Spagnuolo
    Nick
    From a NY Daily News article about the Jets' coaching search and why Ryan may have passed Spagnuolo on their list. As a first time head coach who has really only been in this league for ten years, asking for full control over the roster may be a bit much for some organizations....
    -01-15-2009, 10:16 AM
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    Audio: Spagnuolo discusses upcoming season and players
    Guest
    KMOX - Steve Spagnuolo on KMOX (5-14-09)
    -05-15-2009, 03:54 PM
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