Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 5/4/13

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Steve Spagnuolo of the St. Louis Rams shouts instructions during the game with the Arizona Cardinals on December 27, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals won 31-10. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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 following an u...
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