Originally posted on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth  |  Last updated 1/20/12
In case you missed it, the New Orleans Saints hired former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo to be their defensive coordinator yesterday. Spags, despite his losing tenure in St. Louis, is regarded as one of the finest defensive coaches in the sport. Any number of teams could have used him, but it was the Saints who acted swiftly and decisively, immediately improving their defense just one week after bowing out of the playoffs. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Eagles coach Andy Reid is... uh... Well, I think he's still alive. I can't be entirely certain of that, given that Reid has dedicated his life to making sure that his face muscles never twitch. Most fans and analysts agree that Reid made a huge mistake in promoting former offensive line coach Juan Castillo to defensive coordinator before the season. The Eagles defense, despite sporting any number of high profile free agents, spent most of the year looking completely out of sorts. Spags, a former Eagles assistant, would have been a
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