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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.
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A person familiar with the meeting says former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has agreed to interview with the Saints on Wednesday for the club's vacant defensive coordinator job.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the Saints have not announced the interview, which was first reported by ESPN.
Spagnuolo was head coach...
The Eagles coaches and the front office executives are back in the office this week, presumably talking about what changes to make for next season.
One change fans have called for is bringing in Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator. That is still a possibility, but the Eagles have some competition for the former head coaches services.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Spagnuolo...
The Falcons, Saints and Eagles are all interested in hiring Steve Spagnuolo as their new defensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Spagnuolo is coming off a putrid 2-14 campaign as the head coach of the Rams, but was successful as the defensive coordinator of the Giants as the club ranked No. 7 in total defense under his direction in 2007 and No. 5 in 2008.
As expected, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams departed the team and joined Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams. The move has left the Saints without a current defensive coordinator and the franchise reportedly is going to interview former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo for the position.
Steve Spagnuolo was released by the Rams franchise...
If you could pick the most embarrassing of the Saints' four defeats this past season, the loss in St. Louis to the Rams would win by a landslide. The Rams were able to limit what the Saints did offensively like almost no other team this season. While that's a compliment to the way the Rams played that day, particularly defensively, the embarrassment factor is an endictment...
Former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo will interview with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday for their open defensive coordinator position.
Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ contract was up at the end of the season and decided to head to St. Louis to join his good friend and new Rams head coach Jeff Fisher.
Payton mentioned that the Saints and Williams never...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts interviewed Steve Spagnuolo on Monday for their vacant defensive coordinator position.
Schefter mentioned earlier today that Spagnuolo isn’t rushing to find a new job. I get the feeling that he’s content with taking his time to put himself in the best situation.
Since the Falcons just hired Mike Nolan as their...
Saints coach Sean Payton said he would look far and wide for the most talented coach available to be his next defensive coordinator. He will start that search with Steve Spagnuolo. It wouldn’t surprise us if the search ended there as well. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the former Rams head coach will meet with the…
According to Jason LaCanfora of NFL.com, Oakland Raiders are interviewing Marty Mornhinweg for their vacant head coach position.
Just a few minutes ago, word came out that Steve Spagnuolo was interviewing with the Colts.
Here’s a weird twist on the news today that the Colts have fired head coach Jim Caldwell: Before the firing, the Colts were beginning the process of assembling a coaching staff for 2012 — and Caldwell was involved in that process. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo interviewed…