Spagnuolo will be linked to the Eagles as suggested by profootballtalk.com, where he served as linebackers coach before becoming defensive coordinator of the Giants.
He was previously the head coach of the St. Louis Rams, before that was also defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, and also served for eight years under defensive coordinator Jim Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Coach Chip Kelly didn’t put a definite finger on what defense he wants, but he did indicate he wanted an aggressive unit and Spagnuolo runs a blitz happy style of defense.
One could argue that with his former team the New Orleans Saints, the defense was the worst in the history of football, but Spagnuolo didn’t select the personnel and the Saints had a myriad of issues in 2012.
There are rumors that Kelly may go the 3-4 route, but the defensive players they have now fit a Spagnuolo scheme very nicely.