Found May 04, 2013 on
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Defensive genius Steve Spagnuolo was kinda left hanging in NFL limbo this past offseason, somewhat as a leftover from the disaster in New Orleans in 2012.
But it makes sense that his former colleague John Harbaugh has reached out to Spags. They worked very well together when both were members of the Philadelphia Eagles staff almost a decade ago.
Spagnuolo was fired in January by Saints coach Sean Payton following one season in New Orleans in which the Saints' defense allowed a single-season NFL record 7,042 yards. However, his record as a defensive coach before 2012, when the Saints were floundering in the wake of their bounty scandal, was far better.
The Associated Press broke the story at noon on Kentucky Derby Day:
"The Ravens hired the former St. Louis Rams head coach and defensive coordinator of the Saints and Giants on Friday as a senior defensive assistant. Spagnuolo will have an opportunity at redemption follo...
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The Baltimore Ravens continued to add to their team with the addition of Steve Spagnuolo. Spagnuolo has served as a head coach for the Rams and formerly was a defensive coordinator with the Giants and Saints. After serving one year with the Saints he was fired at the seasons end.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Spagnuolo have a relationship dating back to their team in Philadelphia...
The trade of Chris Ivory helped the Saints land John Jenkins in the draft but it also had the nice side benefit of giving the Saints a little breathing room with the salary cap. According to NOLA.com, which quotes the NFLPA, the Saints are now $3.1 million under the cap. That gives them the ability to add a couple of free agents at slightly more than the vet's minimum. I wouldn...
With all the new additions here is how I view the depth chart currently. This is unofficial, of course, but the lower down these guys are the harder they'll have to fight to move up. Keep in mind only 53 guys will be on the final roster and it currently stands at 87. There's a good chance they'll be more additions between now and training camp, too.
QB: Drew Brees...
The Baltimore Ravens hired former Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as a senior defensive assistant on Friday, offering Spagnuolo and opportunity at redemption following an unsettled 2012 season in which he oversaw a historically bad defense with scandal-plagued New Orleans.
Spagnuolo was fired in January by Saints coach Sean Payton following one season in New Orleans...
According to Stacey Dales of the NFL Network, the Baltimore Ravens have hired Steve Spagnuolo as a defensive assistant.
Per team source, Ravens have hired Steve Spaguolo as a Sr. Defensive Assistant (spent 8 yrs alongside John Harbaugh in PHI under Andy Reed)
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) May 3, 2013
Spagnuolo was the Saints defensive coordinator last season and had a rough time...
Stacey Dales of the NFL Network is reporting that the Baltimore Ravens have hired former Saints’ DC Steve Spagnuolo as a Senior Defensive Assistant.
Spagnuolo was fired by the Saints just one day after Sean Payton returned from his yearlong suspension. He held the Saints defensive coordinator position for one season, which resulted in a historically bad performance. Spagnuolo...