Found January 17, 2012 on The Colts Authority:
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Greg Cowan looks at Steve Spagnuolo's coaching history and tells us what Colts fans can expect from the teams new Defensive Coordinator. One of GM Ryan Grigson's first moves towa    Steve Spagnuolo's NFL coaching career would start in 1999 with the Philadelphia Eagles. There, under the tutelage of one of the best defensive coordinators in recent history, the late Jimmy Johnson, Spagnuolo would begin to develop his defensive philosophy. Like Johnson, Spagnuolo employs an aggressive defense that features multiple blitz packages.   For Colts fans that were hoping to see a switch to a 3-4 base (3 down linemen, 4 linebackers) defense in the off-season, you will likely be disappointed, as Spagnuolo prefers to run the 4-3 base defense that Colts defensive coordinators have used for many years. Also similar to recent Colts defensive philosophies, Spagnuolo also tends to favor a smaller defensive line with an emphasis on stopping the pass over stopping the run. Let's t...
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